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Paromita Vohra

Paromita Vohra

She is an award-winning Mumbai-based filmmaker, writer, and curator working with fiction and non-fiction. Email:paromita.vohra@mid-day.com

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The highway to a hell called Ghatkopar

The highway to a hell called Ghatkopar

The gigantic billboard had been constructed by a man called Bhavesh Bhinde, a name out of some film by koi ‘‘edgy” gents filmmaker... [Read More]

19 May,2024 07:23 AM IST | Mumbai | Paromita Vohra
Diamonds and bazaars

Diamonds and bazaars

They shape each other like dreams and waking, music and lyrics, sexual desire and ‘respectable’ society, tawaifs and Hindi cinema... [Read More]

12 May,2024 06:56 AM IST | Mumbai | Paromita Vohra
Mumbai stories and other roses

Mumbai stories and other roses

As we quietly observe each other, we also reveal ourselves to each other, across crowded trains and tube-lit windows. Watcher and watched in one frame, in a kind of equality... [Read More]

05 May,2024 09:07 AM IST | Mumbai | Paromita Vohra
Of protests and principles

Of protests and principles

The Objectivity Myth is the Invisibility Cloak of unjust power. Emotion is as much about how you don’t say something, as how you do... [Read More]

28 April,2024 04:34 AM IST | Mumbai | Paromita Vohra
Quick time, slow time

Quick time, slow time

A few days later, the lockdown was declared. Despite the starkness of the times, time became, not a luxury, but luxurious... [Read More]

21 April,2024 04:37 AM IST | Mumbai | Paromita Vohra
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People arrive in large numbers to cast their vote for Lok Sabha polls

People arrive in large numbers to cast their vote for Lok Sabha polls

A voter turnout of over 25 per cent was recorded in the first four hours of polling in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 in 93 constituencies spread over 11 states and Union Territories on Tuesday amid sporadic incidents of violence in West Bengal and reports of poll boycott in some villages of Uttar Pradesh (Pics/AFP and PTI)... [Read More]

07 May,2024 01:01 PM IST
Deadly attack at Moscow concert hall leaves 93 dead, suspects detained

Deadly attack at Moscow concert hall leaves 93 dead, suspects detained

Gunmen stormed a concert hall in Moscow, opening fire on the crowd, resulting in deaths of at least 93 people, including three children, in one of Russia`s deadliest attacks in years. Pics/ AFP & AP... [Read More]

23 March,2024 03:35 PM IST | Moscow
In Pics: Two properties of 1993 Mumbai blast accused Dawood Ibrahim auctioned

In Pics: Two properties of 1993 Mumbai blast accused Dawood Ibrahim auctioned

Two properties belonging to the family members of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim were sold off here on Friday at an auction organised by the competent authority under the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act. Pics/PTI/ANI/File... [Read More]

05 January,2024 07:46 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Interesting facts about 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim

IN PHOTOS: Interesting facts about 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim

Notorious gangster Dawood Ibrahim, who`s been living in Pakistan for decades now hiding from Indian law enforcement authorities, is in the news again. Articles, citing Pakistani reports, have claimed that the fugitive gangster has been hospitalised after he was poisoned. Pics/ Mid-day Archives... [Read More]

18 December,2023 04:35 PM IST
Bollywood film families: Kapoor khandan through the ages

Bollywood film families: Kapoor khandan through the ages

Several families have contributed to the advancement of Indian cinema over the years, across sectors, languages, and communities. The Kapoors are the most famous family in Hindi cinema, with five generations of directors, stage artists and actors. They span nearly eighty years of Indian filmmaking, from the 1920s to the present. They are also related to other prominent cinema families. Surinder Kapoor, Bollywood producer and father of actors Anil, Boney, and Sanjay Kapoor, was Prithviraj Kapoor`s cousin. Kareena Kapoor`s marriage to Saif Ali Khan has linked them to the Pataudis, and Shweta Bachchan`s mother-in-law was Raj Kapoor`s daughter, the late Ritu Nanda. Here`s a look at the Kapoor family tree, which spans 93 years and 5 generations of direct descendants, with Prithviraj Kapoor as the patriarch.... [Read More]

09 September,2023 04:03 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Two iconic trains complete 111 and 93 years of service on June 1

IN PHOTOS: Two iconic trains complete 111 and 93 years of service on June 1

Two Indian Railways iconic trains will complete 111 and 93 years of service on June 1. The iconic Mumbai-Pune Deccan Queen train completes 93 years of public service and the Punjab Mail completes 111 years on June 1, the officials said. Pics/Central Railway via Rajendra Aklekar... [Read More]

31 May,2023 07:32 PM IST
On Ruskin Bond’s 89th birthday, these rare pictures give a glimpse into his life

On Ruskin Bond’s 89th birthday, these rare pictures give a glimpse into his life

Ruskin Bond is a popular and much-loved author among people of all ages. He was born on this day in 1934 and turned 89 today. On this day, we bring to you some rare pictures of him that take us straight into his world... [Read More]

19 May,2023 06:11 PM IST
Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour: All you need to know about the members

Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour: All you need to know about the members

The Backstreet Boys are synonymous with harmonious vocals, peppy tunes and some really smooth dance moves. Formed in 1993, they have managed to captivate audiences over 30 years and till this day are doing what they do best. As they come to Mumbai this evening, here’s what you should know about the five members of the band... [Read More]

04 May,2023 09:16 PM IST
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Jigna Vora Birthday: Actress celebrates birthday with her Bigg Boss fam Ankita,

Jigna Vora Birthday: Actress celebrates birthday with her Bigg Boss fam Ankita,

Jigna Vora who gained popularity from Bigg Boss 17 celebrated her 50th birthday today. She hosted a fun birthday bash which was attended by many TV stars. Her birthday celebration was full of glitz and glam. The birthday bash was attended by celebrities like Isha Malviya, Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain. All of them looked stunning in their fashionable attire. Birthday girl Jigna wore a shimmery metallic dress and looked absolutely stunning. She was seen cutting cake as her friends sang for her.... [Read More]

23 February,2024 02:26 PM IST
Jeetendra, Govinda, Smita Thackeray & Others Remember Balasaheb Thackeray

Jeetendra, Govinda, Smita Thackeray & Others Remember Balasaheb Thackeray

One of the most influential leaders in Maharashtra politics for about six decades, Bal Keshav Thackeray, famously known as Balasaheb Thackeray, was born on January 23, 1926. He was a significant political leader who played a pivotal role in shaping Maharashtra`s politics. Balasaheb Thackeray was loved and supported by millions of people for upholding the cause of the local Marathi community. On his 98th Birth Anniversary, Smita Thackeray organised `Balasaheb Ek Aehsas` event where many celebs & Political leadears paid tribute to the late Balasaheb Thackeray... [Read More]

24 January,2024 01:57 PM IST
Watch: 93 year Old Freedom Fighter Joins Bharat Jodo Yatra

Watch: 93 year Old Freedom Fighter Joins Bharat Jodo Yatra

 A 93 year old freedom fighter Joins Bharat Jodo Yatra. She participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942 & today participated in t Bharat Jodo Yatra near Balapur  Maharashtra. ... [Read More]

18 November,2022 01:37 PM IST | Mumbai
PM Modi’s Special Tribute To Lata Mangeshkar On Her 93rd Birth Anniversary

PM Modi’s Special Tribute To Lata Mangeshkar On Her 93rd Birth Anniversary

On the occasion of her 93rd birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a special tribute to the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar`s lifespan is depicted by 92 white lotus of marble in the chowk complex. He said, “The huge Veena of Maa Saraswati installed at Lata Mangeshkar Chowk in Ayodhya will become a symbol of musical harmony. “On this occasion, I, on behalf of my countrymen, pay my heartfelt tributes to Bharat Ratna Lata Ji. I have a lot of pleasant memories with her, her voice used to mesmerise me every time. She called me in happiness when Bhoomi Poojan of Ayodhya’s Ram Temple got completed,” he added.... [Read More]

28 September,2022 07:34 PM IST | Mumbai
Teaser Dhoom 893 Comic YOMICS

Teaser Dhoom 893 Comic YOMICS

Teaser: 'Dhoom' 893 Comic - YOMICS. Video courtesy: Yash Raj Films... [Read More]

26 July,2012 04:41 PM IST
1993 Mumbai blasts Supreme Court verdict on Sanjay Dutt today

1993 Mumbai blasts Supreme Court verdict on Sanjay Dutt today

The Supreme Court will on Thursday give its verdict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and decide if actor Sanjay Dutt, who was convicted in an arms case, will go to jail or be freed. Video courtesy: NDTV ... [Read More]

21 March,2013 09:36 AM IST
1993 Mumbai blasts case Supreme Court upholds death sentence of Yakub Memon

1993 Mumbai blasts case Supreme Court upholds death sentence of Yakub Memon

Court reduces death sentence of 10 others to life imprisonment. Video courtesy: NDTV... [Read More]

21 March,2013 12:20 PM IST
Sanjay Dutt gets 5 years in jail for 1993 Bombay blasts case

Sanjay Dutt gets 5 years in jail for 1993 Bombay blasts case

Actor Sanjay Dutt has been convicted by the Supreme Court today in the Arms Act case that he was booked under in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. He has been given a 5 year sentence. He has served 18 months in jail already. Video courtesy: NDTV ... [Read More]

21 March,2013 12:29 PM IST
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