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Shruti Shenoy

  • The magic of Roald Dahl

    An array of emotions, primarily nostalgia, stir up in me whenever Roald Dahl’s stories are spoken about. His books define pretty much all of my childhood. He was probably the first author I read, whose stories fascinated and satisfied my young mind.

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 4:38pm
  • Delhi theatre personality Danish Husain brings his celebrated play 'Chinese Coffee' to Mumbai this weekend

    A huge fan of Al Pacino, Danish Husain got his hands on a DVD that had three Pacino movies and an elaborate interview sometime in 2007. One of the movies on the DVD was Chinese Coffee. "The movie had the least glamorous title of the lot. I was not so keen on watching it. I saw it after the other...

    Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 4:29pm
  • Another legend bites the dust: Mumbai's New Sardar restaurant shuts shop

    New Sardar, the 82-year-old restaurant and a landmark in Lalbaug, shut shop on Monday, March 31, 2014. I was not sure I saw this coming, to be honest. For quite some time, I had been hearing about it in passing. The date kept getting pushed, from September to November to December. And then finally...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 1:45pm
  • Keeping the Merasi legacy alive

    Dr Sarwar Khan, a renowned musician from Rajasthan’s Merasi singers’ community was in Mumbai early last week, along with 15 of his students. Shruti Shenoy caught up with the performers for a lengthy chat about their tradition, lineage and the art form. Tell me something about your community. What’s...

    Monday, 17 February 2014 - 1:07pm
  • Charlie, the chocolate factory and me

    On the 50th anniversary of the release of the Roald Dahl book featuring a young boy and a chocolate factory, Shruti Shenoy revisits her childhood memories of the children’s classic.

    Sunday, 9 February 2014 - 6:00am