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Diksha Basu

Actor, writer

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Photoblog: Jesus In

Photoblog: Jesus In Bandra

Walking through Bandra West, it's impossible to miss the Christian influence in virtually every corner. From the iconic Mount Mary Church to the crosses that dot the leafy lanes, Jesus is everywhere. By some counts, there are nearly 200 crosses in this part of Mumbai. Here's a look at some of them.
20/04/2015 8:12 AM IST
Photoblog: The Banksys Of

Photoblog: The Banksys Of Bandra

In the narrow lanes of Bandra West, the hip suburb of Mumbai, street art is flourishing. Bollywood, of course, is a popular theme, but there are all sorts of interesting pieces to be found.
12/03/2015 8:15 AM IST
Bowled Over By Cricket Mania, Caught Out By A

Bowled Over By Cricket Mania, Caught Out By A T-Shirt

I wore a Kolkata Knight Riders t-shirt. I had recently been in Kolkata and I thought the purple was flattering against my skin. A journalist approached me with her cameraman and said she wanted to interview me for a live show about the match. Flattered because I thought the camera always picks up on the pretty people in the audience at sporting events, I agreed easily.
23/02/2015 8:14 AM IST
In Defense Of (Some) Indian

In Defense Of (Some) Indian Men

The taxi I was in broke down to a grinding halt. A few men from vehicles behind us all gathered around the taxi shouting instructions at each other, peering in at me with curiosity and trying to push the car. I stiffened. Sitting with my purse and laptop bag, with a large suitcase in the trunk, in this rain, I didn't have too many options.
02/02/2015 8:24 AM IST