Malavika's Mumbaistan: More Patel Rap?

India, July 16 -- It's been a case of overnight success for Himesh Patel, the 28-year-old actor from England. Born to a Gujarati father, Patel's performance as Jack Malik, the protagonist in the recen... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: Sushi, Sake And Stars

India, July 15 -- It was an evening of sushi, sake and stories when the sprawling Carmichael Road bungalow that houses the Consulate of Japan opened its doors for invited guests over the weekend. The ... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: Thinking Women First

India, July 12 -- "We were in Bangkok for a track-two India-Pakistan conference, and decided to make an evening of it," said Barkha Dutt, noted TV anchor and listed columnist for the Washington Post a... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: A Hundred Million And Counting

India, July 10 -- There are some icons that you never imagined being tech-savvy: the late Shammi Kapoor was one of them and Simi Garewal is another. The actress - celebrated for her films with Satyaji... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: Oh, to be in England...

India, July 9 -- As noted earlier on these pages, the onslaught on London by hordes of well-heeled Indians (the Empire strikes back?) shows no signs of abating. Last week saw Mumbai's affable nightclu... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: Oxford Honours

India, July 8 -- It was a select group of his inner circle that accompanied Cyrus Poonawalla, founder and chairman of Serum Institute of India, when he received an honorary degree from the University ... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: Rocking Around The Clock

India, July 4 -- She may have immigrated to Canada many years ago, but pint-sized music dynamo Jasmine Bharucha is gone, but certainly not forgotten on these shores. A prominent member of Mumbai's pop... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: Wouldn't it be lovely?

India, July 4 -- "Kira reminds me so much of my mum, Pearl Padamsee," said producer Raell Padamsee about the lead actress in her soon-to-open production of My Fair Lady. She was referring to Kira Nara... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: Method To His Madness

India, July 3 -- It's created a stir in the international foodie arena, mainly because just days after the celebrated chef Gaggan Anand was rated as the world's fourth best, he announced his abrupt an... Read More

Malavika's Mumbaistan: To London, To London

India, July 2 -- There was a time when it was said of Indians travelling to London that they were 'going to see the Queen'. But these days, it appears more likely that they are going to see the 'Queen... Read More