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Saving a legacy: Gaothans and Koliwadas
Categorising the original settlements of gaothans and koliwadas as slums, the authorities in Mumbai are keen to develop them into commercial complexes. The residents are unwilling to cede their......
Why do they hate a City of Dreams?
Once, in early 2007, just a month after I had moved to Mumbai, in my rush to exit an overcrowded train pulling into CST, I fell hard on to the platform, scraping the skin from my hands and knees......
'My father Kishore Kumar was NOT eccentric'
'Kishore Kumar lived like a king and knew that he could get away with anything. It's as simple as that.' IMAGE: Kishore Kumar with his son, Amit. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amit Kumar/......
'I'm doing it for money, not critical acclaim'
Mahesh Bhatt, dressed in his trademark black, is at his Juhu residence but says he has to leave soon to attend a forum representing the all India Christian council where fund inflows have been......
'She's a Muslim'
Religious differences have never been a barrier among Bollywod's famous couples, says Bharathi Pradhan. In this excerpt from her book, Colas, Cars & Communal Harmony, she looks at the marriage......
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