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  • Madras Check: Great leveller from Matunga to Manhattan

    Weaving together the disparate worlds of Matunga and Manhattan, the Madras check is a great leveller that lives on even in this day of colour-fast technology and high fashion, writes Roshni Nair

    Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 5:20am
  • Can Mumbai bridge the gap between citizen convenience and hawker rights?

    How does a teeming city like Mumbai resolve the conflict between citizen convenience, hawker rights and the urgent need to conserve urban spaces? Roshni Nair examines the question in the context of the recently-scrapped (and to be revised) draft Development Plan 2014-2034

    Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 5:15am
  • 'Frankie' speaking: Meet the magicians behind on-the-go delicacy

    Ever wondered where and how Tibb's frankie came into being? Roshni Nair talks to brothers Charanjit and Jasmit Singh Tibb for answers on Mumbai's landmark snack that was born in their mother's kitchen and is now registered in 25 countries

    Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 5:35am
  • Operation Rahat: Air India crew narrate experience of conducting evacuation flights

    Whether it was the 1990 Gulf War or the Yemen crisis, Air India and erstwhile-Indian Airlines played a pivotal role in rescuing many Indians and foreigners from conflict zones. The national carrier's crew speak to Roshni Nair about what it is like to conduct an evacuation flight

    Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 5:10am
  • Limiting music to genres is an industry thing to do: Gaurav Raina

    Back with their latest album, Light, Gaurav Raina, one half of the Midival Punditz duo, tells Roshni Nair that classifying music limits creativity

    Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 5:35am
  • Three different approaches to travel photography

    The Triptych exhibition, ongoing at Worli's Gallery Art & Soul until April 22, highlights their different approaches to travel photography

    Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • Will the lights go out on Sindhi cinema?

    With no stars, funding or even a parent state for government subsidies, Sindhi cinema is languishing in the depths of mediocrity. But don't write its epitaph just yet, says Roshni Nair she talks to those who keep the torch burning

    Sunday, 5 April 2015 - 5:20am
  • Death of the gossip columnist

    Once upon a time there were gossip columns that were daring, juicy and joyous even, free of PR pressures and vested interests. With corporate compulsions robbing columns of much of their spice, Roshni Nair walks down gossip lane to analyse changing trends and remember 'stars' like Devyani Chaubal,...

    Sunday, 5 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • Nerves of steel: Stigma reduced but leprosy patients still face challenges

    Leprosy may not be as stigmatised as it used to be in the ancient world but several hurdles still remain, finds Roshni Nair as she visits a leprosy colony and a rural development centre for rehabilitated patients

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 5:20am
  • Book Review: Halt Station India

    Journalist Rajendra Aklekar's debut book is a fitting tribute to Mumbai's famed local trains and is a must-read for both fans and critics of the country's oldest passenger rail network, says Roshni Nair

    Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 5:20am