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Fahad K Samaar

  • ‘Rushdie is not simply a storyteller’

    Author Ashutosh Varshney unmasks the political and cultural side of Salman Rushdie in his latest book.

    Sunday, 3 May 2009 - 11:59pm
  • Jay ho?

    We as a people, are extremely ambivalent towards the extraordinary rise of our very own Freida Pinto.

    Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 9:25pm
  • Television 'tamasha'

    You would have to be a Himalayan hermit not to have heard of Akshay Kumar’s questionable magnanimity in leaving his Most Popular Actor award on stage for Aamir Khan.

    Sunday, 25 January 2009 - 3:54am
  • Socialite activists

    The palpable outrage that most South Bombay socialites felt after the terror attacks in November last year resulted in some serious soul searching, politician bashing...

    Sunday, 11 January 2009 - 3:28am
  • Dirty old men of Mumbai's high society

    I’m sure that most Mumbaikars have noticed large hoardings and posters pasted across the city for a film which features the erstwhile superstar of Indian cinema, Rajesh Khanna, frolicking with a busty starlet.

    Sunday, 14 December 2008 - 4:03am
  • Conquer the terror within

    At the time of writing this, the Taj Mahal Hotel has been “sanitised” of terrorists but it will still be a while before the city fully comes to terms with the insanity of the past 72 hours.

    Sunday, 30 November 2008 - 3:21am
  • Verbal diarrhea

    Whilst the debate on speaking Marathi in Maharashtra rages on in the streets, the glitterati of Mumbai blithely chatter in English on the city’s cocktail circuit.

    Sunday, 16 November 2008 - 3:48am
  • Mumbai ‘hospital’ity

    There is a strong association with pain and suffering linked to that distinct, unpleasant ‘hospital smell’ which brings back the worst memories

    Sunday, 2 November 2008 - 2:32am
  • Up in smoke

    Anbumani Ramadoss, our beloved Health Minister and self appointed nemesis of nicotine has succeeded in stubbing out the public puffing of cancer sticks.

    Sunday, 21 September 2008 - 4:09am
  • Male fashion weak?

    I’m sure all Mumbaikars are agog with excitement at the sensational news that in addition to the existing Fashion Weeks there will now be the Male Fashion Week!

    Saturday, 6 September 2008 - 9:12pm