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Meher Marfatia

Meher Marfatia

She writes fortnightly on everything that makes her love Mumbai and adore Bombay. Email: meher.marfatia@mid-day.com Website: www.mehermarfatia.com

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Cops, cars and singing stars

Cops, cars and singing stars

Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala Road presents a rich mix of histories—contributing to Worli, state and country... [Read More]

24 February,2024 07:10 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
How Ameen Sayani found his voice

How Ameen Sayani found his voice

The man who spoke to generations of Indians with his shuddh Hindi and clear diction looks back on what it took to become radio`s best known name... [Read More]

01 March,2020 06:58 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
“Our absolute bemusement with the world is a cementing factor”

“Our absolute bemusement with the world is a cementing factor”

The room comes alive with a sparky energy when writer-comedian Anuvab Pal drops in on photographer-archivist Anusha Yadav... [Read More]

17 February,2024 07:05 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
Very, very Valentine

Very, very Valentine

Retelling the romances of iconic Bombay couples who happily made their shared professional worlds—across theatre, radio and medicine—personal... [Read More]

10 February,2024 07:07 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
The three wishes of Macbeth Lane

The three wishes of Macbeth Lane

Did the Shakespearean tragedy truly christen this pathway? Why was it called Batak Gully before being renamed for a patriot? Presenting the stories behind a little Byculla lane’s trio of monikers... [Read More]

28 January,2024 06:12 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
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IN PHOTOS: Lake levels in reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai at 99.25 pc

IN PHOTOS: Lake levels in reservoirs that supply water to Mumbai at 99.25 pc

On Wedneday, the collective water supply capacity of the seven reservoirs that cater to Mumbai`s drinking water needs is currently at 99.25 per cent (File Photo)... [Read More]

04 October,2023 02:43 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Water levels in Mumbai's reservoirs reach 99.24 per cent capacity

IN PHOTOS: Water levels in Mumbai's reservoirs reach 99.24 per cent capacity

The total water stock across the seven reservoirs that provide drinking water to Mumbai has reached at 99.24 per cent, said BMC (See pics)... [Read More]

02 October,2023 10:11 AM IST | Mumbai
IN PHOTOS: MMRDA does its bit to ease Mumbai's monsoon suffering

IN PHOTOS: MMRDA does its bit to ease Mumbai's monsoon suffering

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Thursday revealed that about 33,922 barricades have been removed on nearly 84 km of roads, creating more space for traffic movement amid the monsoon Reports Rajendra Aklekar (Photo/Midday Photo Team)  ... [Read More]

30 June,2023 04:27 PM IST
5 quirky looks of 'The Kerala Story' star Adah Sharma that are hard to miss

5 quirky looks of 'The Kerala Story' star Adah Sharma that are hard to miss

All eyes are on Adah Sharma since the day the explosive trailer of her much-talked-about upcoming movie, `The Kerala Story` dropped last month. The actor who made an impressive Bollywood debut in 2008 with a horror movie, `1920`, Adah is a prominent face of the Hindi film industry who has showcased her amazing acting skills in movies such as `Hasee Toh Phasee`, `Bypass Road`, the `Commando` series and several others to name a few. Besides Bollywood, Adah has also proved her mettle down South and has starred in several regional movies such as Allu Arjun`s blockbuster Telugu movie, `S/O Satyamurthy`, Adivi Sesh-starrer Telugu mystery thriller, `Kshanam`, and Puneeth Kumar-starrer Kannada film, `Rana Vikrama`. Referred to as one of the funniest female actors on social media who makes everyone giggle with hilarious posts, Adah, who goes by the name `Adah Ki Adah` on Instagram, is also quite popular among netizens for her quirky, wacky and out-of-the-box fashion sense. While Adah is busy enthralling the audience with her latest outing, `The Kerala Story`, SNEHA SINGH NISHAD brings you some of the recent looks quirkiest looks of the diva that will leave you stunned for sure!... [Read More]

05 May,2023 08:10 PM IST
Alia Bhatt debuts at MET Gala; Parineeti, Raghav engagement on May 13

Alia Bhatt debuts at MET Gala; Parineeti, Raghav engagement on May 13

Alia Bhatt impressed everyone with her maiden Met Gala appearance in a pristine white gown inspired by supermodel Claudia Schiffer`s 1992 Chanel bridal look; After a huge number of rumours and unbreakable silence by Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra and Aam Aaadmi Party`s Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadda over their wedding, new reports that are currently doing the rounds state that the the two will soon be getting engaged on May 13. Scroll down to read further.... [Read More]

02 May,2023 08:17 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Bal Thackeray birthday: Five things to know about the politician

IN PHOTOS: Bal Thackeray birthday: Five things to know about the politician

Bal Keshav Thackeray was born on January 23, 1926, he was commonly known as Bal Thackeray. He founded right-wing, Marathi ethnocentric party Shiv Sena in 1966, and passed away on November 17, 2012.... [Read More]

22 January,2023 06:11 PM IST
Bollywood’s Top Stories: Rhea shares Sushant’s unseen pics, Sushmita buys a car

Bollywood’s Top Stories: Rhea shares Sushant’s unseen pics, Sushmita buys a car

Bollywood’s Top Stories: Mira Rajput plays `Deva Deva` on piano in her new home, Rhea Chakraborty shares unseen pics on late Sushant Singh Rajput`s birthday, Shah Rukh Khan gives hilarious reply to fan waiting outside ‘Mannat’, Sushmita Sen gets herself car worth whopping Rs 1.92 crore, Randeep Hooda forays as a producer with Syed Ahmad Afzal`s ‘Laal Rang 2’... [Read More]

21 January,2023 10:12 PM IST
Bal Thackeray birth anniversary: Five lesser known facts about Shiv Sena founder

Bal Thackeray birth anniversary: Five lesser known facts about Shiv Sena founder

Balasaheb Thackeray, the founder of the Shiv Sena was also known as Tiger and Hindu Hriday Samraat (Emperor of Hindu Hearts) among his supporters. Balasaheb was born on January 23,1926 in Pune, Maharashtra. On his birth anniversary here are some lesser known facts about the late Shiv Sena chief. File Photos/mid-day photo team... [Read More]

21 January,2023 11:09 AM IST
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Pratik Gandhi: Our daughter has grown up in green rooms and backstages

Pratik Gandhi: Our daughter has grown up in green rooms and backstages

Pratik Gandhi and Bhamini Oza were in the Mid-day office to launch the Mid-day Gujarati app. The actor couple shard their opinions on the representation of the Gujarati community in films and TV shows. They narrated how their love story began, and shared some insights into parenting their daughter Miraya despite their hectic schedules. The Scam 1992 actor also revealed that their daughter has grown up in a theatre environment and is already showing a knack for direction. Watch the full video to get a peek into the lives of this talented couple.... [Read More]

17 December,2023 10:32 AM IST | Mumbai
Navratri 2023: Pratik Gandhi & Bhamini Oza Gandhi Give Garba Tips & More!

Navratri 2023: Pratik Gandhi & Bhamini Oza Gandhi Give Garba Tips & More!

Navratri 2023: Want to learn all about Gujaratis and what all they are beyond Dhokla? `Scam 1992` fame Pratik Gandhi and Bhamini Oza Gandhi in an exclusive interview with Mid-day.com give you all inside stories on how they celebrate Navratri. From food to Garba and Garba outfits to tips on Garba, they share it all. Pratik wishes his fans this Navratri in Harshad Mehta style. Listen in to the duo and learn more about the festival of Navratri!... [Read More]

21 October,2023 07:19 PM IST | Mumbai
Khatron Ke Khiladi | Daisy Shah On Being A Part Of Khatron Ke Khiladi

Khatron Ke Khiladi | Daisy Shah On Being A Part Of Khatron Ke Khiladi

Actress Daisy Shah talks about being a contestant at Khatron Ke Khiladi. She talked about how she has played with fear almost all her life but the biggest fear as a contestant was cold. This was an experience people do not face in daily life. Daisy talked about different stunts in detail. She talked about how she doesn`t like insects and bugs and how she prefers to stay away from them. Watch the full video for more!... [Read More]

25 July,2023 01:04 PM IST
When is Scam 1992 season 2 releasing?

When is Scam 1992 season 2 releasing?

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta who is celebrating the success of his latest release `Scoop` spoke to mid-day.com about what he feels worked for the Karishma Tanna starrer. June being Pride month, he also opened up about `Aligrah` a film based on the LGBTQIA+ community that won appreciation. Watch him speak about the release of `Scam 1992` season 2, his next film with Kareena Kapoor Khan and much more.... [Read More]

21 June,2023 01:00 PM IST
Shreya Dhanwanthary On Chup & Family Man 3

Shreya Dhanwanthary On Chup & Family Man 3

Chup Actress Shreya Dhanwanthary is one of the most popular faces on the Indian streaming platforms as she has appeared in popular web series such as The Family Man, Scam 1992, and Mumbai Diaries 26/11. In a recent interview shreya talked about success of chup and Manoj Bajpayee starer The Family Man Series... [Read More]

09 October,2022 03:16 PM IST
Mahesh Bhatt & Vikram Bhatt Announce Films -‘1920’ & ‘Khilone’

Mahesh Bhatt & Vikram Bhatt Announce Films -‘1920’ & ‘Khilone’

Indian horror maven Vikram Bhatt has announced the fifth installment in the 1920 series. Titled 1920 - Horrors of the Heart, the film will star Avika Gor. It is written by Mahesh Bhatt and will be directed by Vikram`s daughter Krishna Bhatt. Vikram will stay on as the producer.
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20 July,2022 07:36 PM IST | Mumbai
Covid-19: Mumbai Reports 92 Cases And Zero deaths | Active Cases At 628

Covid-19: Mumbai Reports 92 Cases And Zero deaths | Active Cases At 628

Mumbai reported 92 new infections on Sunday, taking the tally to 10,59,914. No fresh fatality was registered, keeping the death toll unchanged at 19,563, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation bulletin.... [Read More]

02 May,2022 08:53 PM IST | Mumbai
Why Dehugaon banned the sale of fish and meat

Why Dehugaon banned the sale of fish and meat

In Maharashtra’s pilgrimage town Dehugaon, the birthplace of Sant Tukaram Maharaj, the Nagar Panchayat hope to practice what the Bhakti saint preached by reinstating the ban on selling meat and fish. For many locals, this means a loss of livelihood... [Read More]

10 April,2022 10:39 PM IST | Mumbai
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