Meet book addicts in your bay!

Imagine my excitement when I was introduced to Bookcaine Bookaddicts and learned about their upcoming meeting right in the heart of our neighbourhood! A fast-growing book-lovers community, Bookcaine was initiated about four months ago. Three friends, Preeti Ayyathurai, Amrita Panja and Ridhima Samtani, who are avid readers and bibliophiles, kept their passion alive by texting […]

New goodies out of the box – Pitaara

A short telephonic chat with Sangeeta Vyas, the founder of Pitaara – The Art Box leaves me very optimistic about having more performing arts events so close to Goregaon east ‘Bombay is a city of surprises,’ gushes Sangeeta Vyas, founder of Pitaara – The Art Box. A fast-becoming popular and beloved art space, Pitaara was […]

Badrinath Ki Dulhania: Highway Reel Film Review

Badrinath Ki Dulhania is definitely a one-time watch paisa vasool film. Starring – Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan Director- Shashank Khaitan Rating – 3/5 Badrinath Ki Dulhania is the second instalment of the franchise that began with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. This time too, director Shashank Khaitan has touched upon the socially relevant issues of […]

The Socialize Store: Worth your every paisa

She is young, she is dynamic and she is inspiring. Ami Savla, founder of Socialise Store, has made it her mission to spread digital literacy and knowledge of social media to the country. By way of her brilliant workshops, she encourages anyone and everyone who wants to find their way around the labyrinths of social media […]

The life more ordinary

Narrate, relate and connect stories through everyday objects at the Museum for Ordinary Objects. As a borderline compulsive hoarder, I have a multitude of possessions that I just can’t seem to let go of. From memories to memoirs, things collected over the years threaten to burst out of drawers and closets. I’m pretty sure I’m not […]

Highway Reel: Rangoon

Rangoon is a larger-than-life confusion! Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Rating: 2.5 Set in 1943, during the pre-independence era in India, Rangoon is the tale of a love triangle amidst the deadly World War II. During this fight for freedom, the nation is divided between Gandhi’s stance for […]

Who needs you, Shiva?: A Queen Questions

Mallika Sarabhai needs little introduction. The only real problem with introducing her is in wondering which tag to put first – dancer, writer, choreographer, activist… The list extends itself with time. At the Bharatanatyam performance she staged with her son, Revanta, Mallika Sarabhai presented a very provoking poem penned by her. The poem questioned the […]

An Ode to Students: A self-study library in Yashodham

How often have you heard of someone who has spareroom in their homes who converts it all into a library for students? With real estate being weighed with our souls, most people focus on hogging every inch for themselves. Not in the case of Pallavi Karmakar and her family residential space. Tucked away in the winding […]