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Joanna Lobo

  • Making the city green, one micro landscape at a time

    Shailaja Munshi, a Malabar Hill resident, cannot remember the last time she gave someone a gift that wasn't a plant. Her love for gardening blossomed after her marriage; over the years she has tended to a beautiful balcony garden in her home. Then one night, a chance meeting with her friend Preeti...

    Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 7:20am
  • Raipur Sahitya Mahotsav: India's first literature festival that celebrates Hindi and folk literary work

    This is not just another literature festival. The three-day Raipur Sahitya Mahotsav is set to be India’s first ever literature festival dedicated to Lok Sahitya and Hindi Literature. It will be held from December 12-14 at the Muktangan cultural centre in Naya Raipur. The festival is being organised...

    Friday, 5 December 2014 - 10:49am
  • Despite its newness Tinkle is still the same old friend, says editor Rajani Thindiath

    In conversation with Tinkle Editor Rajani Thindiath on celebrating 34 glorious years

    Monday, 1 December 2014 - 6:28pm
  • Celebrating 34 years of Tinkle comics

    I was a voracious reader as a child. Our library at home was stocked with old, dog-eared copies of classics and the more recent Readers Digests. 

    Monday, 1 December 2014 - 5:24pm
  • Actor Olivier Lafont’s tryst with mythology

    We all know Olivier Lafont. We may not recognise the name but we certainly recognise the face. The French actor and author, a Mumbai resident since 2002, has acted in over 70 ad films on television, has acted in a few plays and is known for writing the award-winning feature film Hari Om. You know...

    Monday, 1 December 2014 - 4:30pm
  • Take a bow!

    NCPA's annual theatre festival for premiering plays completes five years

    Friday, 28 November 2014 - 7:26pm
  • 'Take Me in Your Hands': NCPA Centrestage festival to feature play about books

    This Friday, theatre-goers will get to see the work of well-known Slovenian playwright on an Indian stage. Banyan Tree Productions’ Take Me in Your Hands is an adaptation by Evald Flisar, the Slovenian novelist, short story writer and playwright.   “It is the first production done by a Slovenian in...

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 6:24pm
  • In conversation with the GreatBong

    There are very few who know Arnab Ray. He is better known for his cyber identity, the 'GreatBong'. He is one of India’s better known bloggers (Random thoughts of a demented mind) known for his sharp and witty takes on politics and Bollywood. Over the years, his articles have been published across...

    Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 5:13pm
  • An evening with Dan Brown

    The evening started off badly. An unending queue of people - waiting at the venue for a couple of hours - was turned away because the Tata Theatre at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, was full. It led to angry shouts and furious people clanging on the gates, demanding to...

    Friday, 14 November 2014 - 4:27pm
  • Book Review: Sunil Gangopadhyay delves into the strength of a woman

    Book: Primal Woman Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay (Translated by Aruna Chakravarti) Publisher: Harper Perennial Price: Rs 399

    Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 8:00am