The foodies of India are being urged to lay down their spoons and forks and raise their glasses and voices in a toast to
Mark Manuel is a senior Mumbai editor with over three decades of journalism in leading publications including the Times, mid-day, and Afternoon. Currently with the Dainik Bhaskar Group, he is respected for his writing, especially his interviews of famous people. His first book, a fictional police procedural crime thriller, will be out later this year. Bollywood has already shown an interest in it. In a tribute to Mark Manuel’s years of experience, every super cop of the Mumbai Police has worked on the book with him.
In Salman’s world, “Being Human” Is being there for others, even strangers.
27/12/2016 12:02 PM IST
‘Standing On An Apple Box’ is a book about growing up as the daughter of a famous father.
23/12/2016 2:03 PM IST
It's Dharmendra's 81st birthday.
07/12/2016 2:04 PM IST
A safari-suited cop stood outside the elevator on the 23rd floor of the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. Tall, dark and fierce-looking
26/11/2016 1:03 AM IST
This is not about 26/11. Too much has already been said about 26/11, most of it inaccurate or insensitive, by people unconnected
26/11/2016 12:20 AM IST
Guru Nanak Jayanti found me at the Golden Temple in Amritsar one year. I didn't go there out of faith, to celebrate this
14/11/2016 12:46 PM IST
A Dara Singh biography is due to be released on 19 November.
01/11/2016 11:00 AM IST
'Aapro' Zubin Mehta is in the news. The ongoing Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival has an 89-minute documentary on the celebrated
24/10/2016 3:10 PM IST
I don't know if Pierce Brosnan is a paan masala man. Eleven years ago when I "bonded" with him in Mumbai over an interview
17/10/2016 1:48 PM IST
I've known Amitabh Bachchan for long, as fan and friend. Fan, from the time I saw him in Bombay To Goa way back in 1972; right
10/10/2016 11:50 AM IST
I like Nana Patekar's take on whether Pakistani actors should be banned from working in Bollywood after the Uri terror attack
06/10/2016 12:00 PM IST
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev released his latest book, Inner Engineering – A Yogi's Guide to Joy, in the heart of Times Square
03/10/2016 12:42 PM IST
Had he been alive, Dev Anand would have been 93 today. "September 26," he once told me in his inimitable style, "is the birthday
26/09/2016 1:43 PM IST
In the late 1980s, when Khalistanis unsuccessfully tried to bring their war out of Punjab and into Bombay and were thwarted
19/09/2016 1:51 PM IST
One Ganesh Chaturthi some years ago, I invited the lovely Sridevi to join me for the for the 4.30pm aarti at Siddhivinayak, Mumbai’s temple of miracles, dedicated to Lord Ganesh, in Prabhadevi. She accepted my invitation without a fuss. She wasn’t Bollywood’s ruling queen then, and even when she was, I don’t think she was given to starry airs and tantrums.
12/09/2016 1:25 PM IST
Rekha is suddenly in the news again. After years of “being a recluse”, the enigmatic actress finds every skeleton in her closet being unceremoniously hauled out and rudely aired in an unauthorized biography titillatingly titled ‘Rekha: The Untold Story’. The biographer attempted to get in touch with Rekha, but failed. I was more fortunate. One of the last “exclusives” Rekha gave before declaring every journalist persona non grata was to me.
07/09/2016 12:55 PM IST
It’s Teachers’ Day. But Barry John, the man famously known as Shah Rukh Khan’s acting guru, is not rejoicing. No celebrity student visits him on this day. Nor on Guru Purnima, a festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. “Except Manoj Bajpayee,” he said, adding, “but he comes on my birthday, because we go back a long way. Manoj is like family to me.”
05/09/2016 1:55 PM IST
My sympathies lie with the Mumbai Police. It lost Head Constable Vilas Shinde of the Traffic Control Branch to an unprovoked and brutal assault in public by a pair of brothers who were only 17 and 20 years old. Shinde was just doing his duty. Now the police are seeking legal opinion if the younger brother can be booked for Shinde’s murder as an adult or whether he comes under the protection of the Juvenile Justice Board.
02/09/2016 11:55 AM IST
As a weekend guest at his ashram in Bengaluru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar could not have asked for anybody as questionable as Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen militant who was shot dead by security forces in J&K on 8 July. The Art of Living guru and Muzaffar are believed to have discussed the current situation of “suffering in the Valley”. And ways to restore “peace and normalcy.” That won’t happen, of course, but I’m not surprised at Sri Sri’s initiative.
29/08/2016 1:05 PM IST
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