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Frozen frames from the South Pole
It was midnight. The earth was white, and the skies, amber. In came waddling a “tuxedo gang” to check out what the newcomers in polar parkas were doing with gauges and funnels on the fast ice. These curious penguins were the the first picture Dr Priyankar Kumar Datta clicked. Datta, …
Fast-track courts: flattering to deceive
Following the brutal rape and murder of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2012, six fast-track courts were set up in Delhi to try cases pertaining to sexual offences.
What's cooking for India's restaurant man?
Simi Kuriakose meets hospitality veteran and restaurateur AD Singh for a chat
Bokwa: The new fitness regime
Bokwa instructor Manasi Dixit talks to us about this fitness fad that the health-obsessed around the world have taken an interest in
In memory of...
We take a look at Memento Mori, an exhibition at Tarq Art Gallery, Colaba, that deciphers the ephemeral nature of memories
All things vintage
dna interviews designers Sabah Sheikh and Janki Desai on how they set out to conceptualise what’s now a one-of-a-kind luxury vintage wedding company
Bombay before it became Mumbai through photos at Dinodia Gallery
dna takes a look 1900s Bombay Vintage Photographs, an exhibit of 75 pictures at Dinodia Photo Gallery, which portray the city before it became Mumbai
During Ramadan, Tawakkal Sweets in Bohri Mohalla dishes up phirni and malpua outside the shop, but step inside. A row of shallow dishes in various colours will catch your eye. You'll find fruit malai (cream), ranging from pista and strawberry to mango and blueberry.
Chai with a twist
dna westcoast speaks to Adnan Sarkar, owner of Dr. Bubbles — Chai Specialist on how his new brew could add to the city's chai-time menu
Gearing up for Eid
Come Ramzan and the aroma of delicacies such as malpua, kheema samosa, firni and and the likes wafts in the air. While nothing beats an iftar daawat at a friend or neighbour’s home, the options this city has are many. From Mohammed Ali Road to Bohri Mohallah, and the khao …
It's a pet's life
dna ferrets around Mumbai only to list down the best pet grooming salons in the city
Hamilton Studio at Ballard Estate will place you in a frame of the 'Bombay' that was. In a candid chat with Ajita Madhavji about the studio, then and now
Scoop it out
dna joins the universal dessert-loving gang to recee -301°F, Bandra's latest ice cream parlour that creates their treats on-the-spot
All the raging pit stops
These alternate spaces provide a platform for theatre, films, art shows and music gigs and meet the demand for intellectual and creative stimulation
SoBo's latest zen-zone
SoBo's latest zen-zone - We take a look at Colaba’s almost two-week-old The Yoga House and also speak to Lamya Arsiwala about the art of yoga, among other things
To 10 years and more
dna takes a look at the Laadli's 10 year celebratory event, and also converses with Dr. A.L. Sharada about the achievements of this organisation
Care to Kizomba?
… it’s time you questioned your partner the same and get him or her to try Kizomba—an Angolan dance form, which has debuted in the city
Folk music with a contemporary twist
…that’s exactly what Indo Gypsies—a Mumbai-based fusion band—has been creating ever since its inception
Stirring it up just right!
At the launch of his recent book Shaken & Stirred, we caught up with Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna
Breaking the blank wall
Here's a look at how the audio-visual medium helps reach out to kids in spreading awareness about a topic that most deem 'uncomfortable', Child Sexual Abuse
Don't box up
Entrepreneur Pratyush Jalan is assisting Mumbaikars to sort out their storage dilemmas with his out-of-the-box idea
Goregaon society fights discrimination against preschoolers and teenagers living with HIV
Desire Society, Goregaon (W), is in its own way fighting HIV discrimination and lending a new life to preschoolers and teenagers living with HIV
Of Plays and Witnesses
In a talkfest with Poorna Jagannathan we discussed why staging plays on unspoken, sensitive yet important issues is an acute need in India
Tête-à-tête: Of Scent, irresistible
We unseal the flacon of knowledge on fragrances through perfumers Prakash Narayan and Jorge Fernandez at Givaudan
Letters to nobody
This National Postal Week, we get a flashback of the lives of the so-called 'messengers' of this city and how their industry of letter writing is now, almost, defunct
India's Scrabble Champ Just Made It To The World's Top 26
While profiling Sherwin Rodrigues, an amusing thought popped up. Sherwin could as well be an alter ego for a Marvel comics' superhero. Glasses. Check. Boy-next-door demeanour. Check. A day job that doesn't give a hint of his superpowers. Check. Superpowers. Check! His uncanny ability to conjure up winning words on …