Choreographer Ganesh Acharya reveals how he lost 85 kgs

Ganesh Acharya After he came into the spotlight for helping the world’s heaviest woman, Eman, get to half her size, bariatric surgeon Dr Mustafa Lakdawala is being credited, albeit in hushed whispers, for choreographer Ganesh Acharya’s dram...

Why you can’t get enough of your favourite songs

Representational Picture If you have played your favourite Kishore Kumar song or a Beatles classic umpteen times but do not know why you forget to press the stop button for some particular numbers, new research offers some clues. Listeners often engag...

Psychotherapist Nupur Dhingra Paiva on how parents’ love is essential for...

Nupur Dhingra Paiva with daughters Tara, 9, and Isabelle, 6. Pic/Shadab Khan When five-year-old Armaan walked into child psychotherapist Nupur Dhingra Paiva's clinic, her impression about the kid, whose shoulders were hunched over, was that he was "we...

Meet outdoor broadcasting Engineer Mehvish Buch

Engineer Mehvish Buch operates an OB van As a child, Mehvish Buch, 23, loved television, but not in the way one would presume. "I was curious about how electrical signals are converted into visual images. I wanted to understand the science behind it a...

Hear it from the Sens

Konkona Sen Sharma with mother Aparna Sen In an industry that has the power to reach out to the masses, every filmmaker strives to connect with the audience through a story that they hold close to their heart. But what happens when the story they want ...

Mayank Gandhi reveals how people’s movement became one-man game

Mayank Gandhi on ground at rural development projects The Aam Admi Party (AAP) took the country by storm in 2012 and people believed they were looking at a new dawn. But "leaders are not what they seem like from far. When you go closer, you can see th...

Up close and personal

Astad Deboo explores the space at Studio Tamaasha in his show. Pics/Ritam Banerjee "When you sit inches away from the performer, there could be an initial moment of awkwardness. But then it gets exciting, and a strong bond forms between the audience a...

Linsey Pollak: Music is all around us

Pollak with a bagpipe made with rubber gloves "This is my first time in India, so I'm very excited. I don't know much about the country. I plan to travel to Udaipur after performing in Mumbai," says Australian musician and instrument maker Linsey Poll...

This Israeli filmmaker in India is set to document Mumbai’s Jewish...

Moshe Holtzberg praying with the Rabbi at Chabad House on Wednesday. Oren Rosenberg, Israeli documentary maker, who flew with the family to Mumbai from Tel Aviv on Tuesday says the 11-year-old is aware of his past and what it represents. Pic Courtesy/O...

mid-day 38th anniversary: The way we ate, danced and made merry...

AD Singh It's a sweltering day as we trudge up and down Homi Mody Street in Fort looking for the erstwhile Parisian Café, seeing that it doesn't appear on the smartphone map. We're just about to give up when AD Singh catches up with us, and poi...