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Mumbai Notebook by Anil Dharker

There are 1324 black spots on Maharashtra roads, more than double the previous year`s. Actually that`s a huge underestimation: there are billions and billions of black spots in Mumbai alone. In fact, the whole of Mumbai is a black spot. That`s because road accidents happen just about everywhere. If Kolkata is the City of Joy, […]

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Ayodhya: The disingenuity of Shiv Sena leaders; then and now by Sujata Anandan

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut is being disingenuous in claiming that it took only 17 mins for the Sena to bring down the Babri Masjid just like Bal Thackeray had when he claimed credit for it’s demolition Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut is simply being disingenuous in claiming that it took only 17 minutes for […]

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Mumbai Notebook by Anil Dharker

Mumbai Notebook November 21, 2018   The word ‘legend’ is too loosely used, but no one will dispute that Alyque Padamsee deserved to be called that. Not once, but twice over. First, of course, as an advertising man. Of all the iconic ads for which he is remembered, my own favourite is the Liril ad. […]

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Mumbai Notebook by Anil Dharker

Mumbai Notebook November 16, 2018   ‘Judicial overreach’. It`s a phrase heard often, and I have written articles on it, as has every single columnist in the land. With some justification too, because the courts, High or Supreme, seem to take their titles very seriously and find no sphere of human activity outside their ambit. […]

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TEA WITH THE AUTHORS EVENT AT TAJ

The Taj Mahal Palace & Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest bring to you an afternoon to remember. TEA WITH AUTHORS! Here’s your chance to be in conversation with your favourite writers! Join Carlo Pizzati, Robert Dessaix , Emma Byrne ,Molly Crabapple,  Henry Eliot on  Saturday,17th / Sunday, 18th November From 5:30-6:30pm at  Shamiana Alfresco Restaurant, The Taj Mahal Palace, […]

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Ram Temple issue: Now the saints will come marching in! by Sujata Anandan

As the RSS-BJP’s initial expectations to build Ram Temple were dashed by the SC decision to defer hearing to January, Sangh Parivar will now outsource the Ram Mandir agitation to seers and monks The best laid plans of mice and men can come to nought. No wonder the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates […]

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Literature Live MyStory Contest Winners – Poetry

The City by Prakhar Pathrikar (Jury Chosen) I hear this city. It’s puffed sighs on an empty belly. Wind chiming dreams and responsibilities together, spooking timid titanium hearts from behind. I gush through these crowded streets full of variety-shops selling anxieties, and strangers whirling cracked crooked spines, roping colored tongues at every chance they find. […]

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Literature Live MyStory Contest Winners – Prose

Anam Fatima (Jury Choice)   I wrote this piece for children. It is dedicated to all the differently abled and to all the people associated with these beautiful human beings. It is dedicated to understanding them, loving them and appreciating them with all our heart and aouls. This piece takes its inspiration from my sister […]

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Mumbai Notebook by Anil Dharker

October 29, 2018 Royal Opera House, not so long ago abandoned and derelict, seemed ready for the demolition squad’s hammer blows. But the Opera House`s owners, the erstwhile Maharaja and Maharani of Gondal proved that rulers of small states can have a large heart. The Opera House now is a thriving cultural hub, with week-ends […]

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Literature Live!360@ Campus Contest Winning Entries

What’s The Scene   [Tied for 1st Position] “Hi, Dad!” Afia Ansari & Aishah Shekhani I had a rosy childhood. My parents loved and pampered me. All their attention was mine. My mom was caring and always did my shoe-laces. My dad was loving and always told me stories from his work. He said he […]

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Campus Contest Results 2018

Story and Poetry Writing Contests were held at Hinduja College in South Mumbai and St Andrew’s College in North Mumbai  and were open to students from all over the city.   Participants were given prompts which they had to use creatively in their story/poem 6 winners  were selected from each category Winning entries below are in […]

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