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Meher Marfatia

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Thank you for the news and views

Thank you for the news and views

Presenting a flavour of responses from readers who have offered an extended take on people and places featured on these pages

07 April,2024 07:25 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
“The choice is between anarchy or chaos”

“The choice is between anarchy or chaos”

What role did Bombay play in the last years of MPT Acharya, one of India’s foremost anti-colonial revolutionaries? In the week of Acharya’s 70th death anniversary, we turn to Ole Birk Laursen’s definitive biography of the premier anarchist-pacifist of the 20th century

24 March,2024 07:55 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
‘Bombay is the third wheel in our friendship’

‘Bombay is the third wheel in our friendship’

The miles between Bombay and Stockholm melt swiftly when social entrepreneur Smarinita Shetty and banker Anisha Sabharwal catch up on soul sharing

17 March,2024 07:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
Where music was the food of love

Where music was the food of love

As a sequel to a recent column, a family romance that celebrates the magic of music in fusing an uncommon bond

10 March,2024 08:09 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
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

25 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

21 February,2024 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

18 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

11 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

28 January,2024 06:12 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia
‘Our non-judgementalism is beautiful’

‘Our non-judgementalism is beautiful’

Between two cities, Sohrab Ardeshir and Ranvir Shah keep an old Bombay friendship interestingly alive

21 January,2024 07:20 AM IST | Mumbai | Meher Marfatia

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