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Rahul da Cunha

Rahul da Cunha

He is an adman, theatre director/playwright, photographer, and traveller. Email: rahul.dacunha@mid-day.com

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Nats and adult suffrage

Nats and adult suffrage

“Sup yo, Rahul bruh?” Nats chirped, jumping out of the driver’s seat.... [Read More]

14 April,2024 05:40 AM IST | Mumbai | Rahul da Cunha
No boo-boos

No boo-boos

“Match? Kya match? We did not come here for watching match. We came here for ‘boo-ing’.”... [Read More]

07 April,2024 06:55 AM IST | Mumbai | Rahul da Cunha
Lobo Lobo, the deliverer of food

Lobo Lobo, the deliverer of food

“Uhm Lobo Lobo, what’s the sceene? You’re not telling me you’re uhm… no cannot be! You are a cable TV guy... how can you also be…,” I began, but he interrupted me.... [Read More]

31 March,2024 06:54 AM IST | Mumbai | Rahul da Cunha
India wants to know

India wants to know

Did you not want to piss off the Antilla Family? Do you not want to get confrontational? Is there too much “dosh” at stake? ... [Read More]

24 March,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Rahul da Cunha
Road to somewhere

Road to somewhere

With this, I also get an add on H1B1 visa—this is a visa that allows me to visit any chiropacter to inspect/cure my sore/injury ridden back (B1) after travel on any of the above mentioned pot-holed highways (H1).... [Read More]

17 March,2024 06:54 AM IST | Mumbai | Rahul da Cunha
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In Photos: Devotees flock to Ayodhya's Ram temple in large number for Ram Navami

In Photos: Devotees flock to Ayodhya's Ram temple in large number for Ram Navami

For Ram Navami celebrations in Ayodhya, a large number of devotees thronged Ayodhya`s Ram Temple on Wednesday morning in a vibrant display of faith and celebration (Pics/PTI)... [Read More]

17 April,2024 01:51 PM IST
Chiyaan Vikram birthday special: Best fashion moments of the 'Thangalaan' star

Chiyaan Vikram birthday special: Best fashion moments of the 'Thangalaan' star

Chiyaan Vikram turns 58 years old today. The Tamil film superstar is an acting powerhouse and has time and again proved his versatility. Off-screen, the actor has also impressed the audience with his suave fashion choice... [Read More]

16 April,2024 11:00 AM IST
IN PICS: Maha's Solapur, Madha LS candidates file nomination, Fadnavis campaigns

IN PICS: Maha's Solapur, Madha LS candidates file nomination, Fadnavis campaigns

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidates Ram Satpute and Ranjit Naik-Nimbalkar filed their nominations from the Solapur and Madha Lok Sabha seats, respectively on Tuesday. Pics/PTI and BJP... [Read More]

16 April,2024 09:28 PM IST
Spotted in the city: Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Aditya Roy Kapur and others

Spotted in the city: Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Aditya Roy Kapur and others

Spotted in the city: It`s time to sit back and flip through pictures of celebrities who made an appearance in the city throughout the day... [Read More]

16 April,2024 08:54 PM IST
Entertainment top stories: Kannada actor Dwarakish passes away

Entertainment top stories: Kannada actor Dwarakish passes away

Entertainment Top Stories: End your day with the most happening highlights. It`s time to relax and take a look at the latest news and events... [Read More]

16 April,2024 07:21 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Indians prepare for Ram Navami celebrations

IN PHOTOS: Indians prepare for Ram Navami celebrations

This year, Ram Navami will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17. It is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 04:51 PM IST
10 unforgettable photos of Lara Dutta from her Miss Universe 2000 win

10 unforgettable photos of Lara Dutta from her Miss Universe 2000 win

Get ready to relive the magic of Lara Dutta`s Miss Universe 2000 win with these 10 unforgettable photos! From her stunning evening gown to her dazzling smile, these pictures will take you on a journey through one of the most iconic moments in beauty pageant history.... [Read More]

15 April,2024 09:54 AM IST
Spotted in the city: Malaika Arora, Kriti Sanon, Triptii Dimri and others

Spotted in the city: Malaika Arora, Kriti Sanon, Triptii Dimri and others

Spotted in the city: It`s time to sit back and flip through pictures of celebrities who made an appearance in the city throughout the day (Pics/Yogen Shah)... [Read More]

15 April,2024 08:41 PM IST
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Ram Navami 2024: Ram Lalla's forehead illuminates with 'Surya Tilak' in Ayodhya

Ram Navami 2024: Ram Lalla's forehead illuminates with 'Surya Tilak' in Ayodhya

On the occasion Of Ram Navami, Surya Abhishek of Lord Ram was performed for five minutes at 12:16 pm on April 17. Ramnavami, the birth festival of Lord Ram Lala, was celebrated at noon and various types of offerings were made to the Lord. 56 types of Bhog Prasad were given by the devotees today which was offered to the Lord today. The trust also extended the duration of Darshan to 19 hours, starting from the Mangala Aarti and continuing until 11:00 pm. The curtain will be closed only for five minutes during the four Bhog offerings.  ... [Read More]

17 April,2024 12:31 PM IST
Ram Navami 2024: Thousands of devotees throng Ram Mandir to seek blessings

Ram Navami 2024: Thousands of devotees throng Ram Mandir to seek blessings

Across the country, Hindus are celebrating the festival of Ram Navami on April 17. A large number of devotees thronged Ram Temple in Ayodhya to take the blessings of Ram Lalla. Ram Lalla is expected to be gifted with ‘Surya Abhishek’ at noon when the rays of the Sun fall on his forehead. Elaborate arrangements were made in the Ram Temple as it is the first Ram Navami after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony which happened on January 22. Devotees are also visiting the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya to offer prayers on the occasion. Ram Navami is one of the most celebrated festivals by the Hindu community that commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. The day holds special significance among Hindus which falls on the ninth day of Chaitra month, the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar.... [Read More]

17 April,2024 11:34 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Naxal encounter: 29 Naxals shot dead in Kanker, Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Naxal encounter: 29 Naxals shot dead in Kanker, Chhattisgarh

In a massive success, security force officials foiled a major conspiracy to disrupt peace in Chhatisgarh’s Kanker, days ahead of LS Polls. In a high-voltage encounter with Naxals, security forces killed at least 29 Maoists in the region. As per police, 3 jawans were also injured during the exchange of fire and were shifted to a higher centre for better treatment. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is still underway. Bastar IG P Sundarraj said that the operation could be seen as the biggest success in recent times. More details will follow. Watch video ... [Read More]

17 April,2024 10:35 AM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Why do Indian Elections happen over multiple phases?

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Why do Indian Elections happen over multiple phases?

Welcome to India! The world`s largest democracy, where elections are not just a one-day event, but a multi-phase extravaganza. Currently in India, there`s a lot of buzz going around the upcoming lok Sabha Elections. This year The Lok Sabha Elections will take place in 7 phases. The first phase of the LS polls is all set to take place on the 19th of April. Every year we witness elections happening in multiple phases in india..But have you ever wondered why elections in India take place in different phases? Let us find out in this video... [Read More]

16 April,2024 07:00 PM IST
Ram Navami 2024: A tour of Ram Mandir that inspired Ram Mandir railway station

Ram Navami 2024: A tour of Ram Mandir that inspired Ram Mandir railway station

 Ram Navami 2024 is here and this brings us to a time when devotees of Shri Ram flock to the temples to offer prayers to their beloved deity. Join in the festivities as we visit Mumbai’s most iconic Ram Mandir that inspired the name of Ram Mandir railway station. From its majestic entrance adorned with intricate carvings to the serene sanctum housing the divine idols of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman, every corner of Ram Mandir echoes with sacred energy and reverence. Between the chaos and traffic of Mumbai’s Goregaon, this temple is an spiritual oasis. this Ramnavami, embark on a spiritual odyssey to Mumbai`s beloved Ram Mandir. ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 06:00 PM IST
PM Modi Criticizes Lalu Yadav & RJD, Calls Them The Face Of

PM Modi Criticizes Lalu Yadav & RJD, Calls Them The Face Of "Jungle Raj"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 16 addressed a public rally in Bihar’s Gaya. During his public rally, he attacked RJD and Lalu Yadav and said even the court has passed judgment on ‘Chara Ghotala’ and accused RJD chief of being involved in fodder scam. He said, “RJD has ruled Bihar for several years but they don`t have the guts to discuss the work done by their government. RJD is the biggest face of jungle raj in Bihar...RJD has given only two things to Bihar - jungle raj aur bhrashtachar.” Watch vodeo for more. ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 05:08 PM IST
PM Modi Slams Congress For Politicising Ram Mandir

PM Modi Slams Congress For Politicising Ram Mandir

Lok Sabha Election fever has gripped India. With just days ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the crucial issues in an exclusive interview. From Ram Mandir to Article 370, speculated questions and loud criticisms, PM Modi spoke candidly. Speaking about Article 370, PM Modi said that abrogation of Article 370 has changed Jammu And Kashmir`s fortune. He also spoke on Ram Mandir wherein he blamed Congressy for politicising Ram Mandir. Apart from that he also lauded K Annamalai. Watch PM Modi`s exclusive interview. ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 02:27 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Amit Shah vows to protect & restore peace in Manipur

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Amit Shah vows to protect & restore peace in Manipur

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on 15th of April, hit out at the Congress Party and accused them of promoting a divisive mindset throughout the nation. He further applauded Prime Minister Narendra for developing Manipur. During his election rally in Manipur and Tripura, Amit Shah reaffirmed that the Modi-led Government will protect and restore peace in Manipur. Hm Shah emphasized the central government`s commitment to achieving peace and solutions without disrupting the state`s integrity. “The destiny of the country will change when that of the northeast and Manipur will change,” said Shah. He also spoke on the concerns about attempts of dem... [Read More]

16 April,2024 11:31 AM IST
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