Poorva Joshi

Poorva Joshi

Poorva writes for the Mumbai weekend supplement, HT48Hours, and covers theatre, travel, music and cinema.

Articles by Poorva Joshi
Game of Thrones season 7 will release on July 16.(HBO)
Game of Thrones season 7 will release on July 16.(HBO)

GOT season 7 trailer 2: More dragons, epic wars and a possible reunion

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Poorva Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2017 05:30 PM IST
The popular HBO series is one of the most anticipated series of the year. As it enters it’s second last season, here’s what you need to watch out for
As the monsoons approach, Maharashtra’s native mountain range, the Sahyadri, becomes the hottest trekking attraction.(HT File Photo)
As the monsoons approach, Maharashtra’s native mountain range, the Sahyadri, becomes the hottest trekking attraction.(HT File Photo)

Make the most of Mumbai’s monsoons: 10 dream trekking trails through the Sahyadris

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Poorva Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 10:45 AM IST
Escape Mumbai’s loud buzz on the weekend. Head over to these trekking trails, lush with the advent of monsoons.
The staircase work out helps build core strength, stamina, and tones muscles.
The staircase work out helps build core strength, stamina, and tones muscles.

Stairway to health: How a flight of stairs can be your DIY gym

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Poorva Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2017 01:04 PM IST
Is the monsoon causing trouble with your workout regime? Not anymore. Step out into corridors, and make the nearest staircase your personalised fitness zone
Harry Potter arguably captured the imagination of an entire generation.
Harry Potter arguably captured the imagination of an entire generation.

Harry Potter book club: Potterheads can now show off their knowledge, officially

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Poorva Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2017 01:38 PM IST
Pottermore, the official website for all things wizarding, launches its official book club for discussions on theories, fan fiction and interpretations.
Pornhub is visited by 75 million people every day from all over the world.(Shutterstock)
Pornhub is visited by 75 million people every day from all over the world.(Shutterstock)

Pornhub turns 10, celebrates anniversary by revealing secret habits of users

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Poorva Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2017 01:56 PM IST
The most popular porn site on the internet celebrates its 10th anniversary by releasing user data that traces the history of global porn viewership.
A still from Chewing Gum
A still from Chewing Gum

Webspotting: We scour the internet for the good stuff

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi and Arundhati Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2017 05:41 PM IST
Bring out the popcorn. Here’s your binge-watching guide to the weekend.
Maria Goretti at her home in Versova(Aalok Soni/ HT Photo)
Maria Goretti at her home in Versova(Aalok Soni/ HT Photo)

Former VJ Maria Goretti on cooking to reclaim her personal space and her award-winning cookbook

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2017 06:01 PM IST
Culinary experiments allowed Goretti a space to be her own boss, and create something on her own terms.
Actor Sumeet Vyas(Aalok Soni/ HT Photo)
Actor Sumeet Vyas(Aalok Soni/ HT Photo)

I party in my shower: Actor Sumeet Vyas

Hindustan Times | By As told to Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2017 07:32 PM IST
Vyas lives it up through the night, sleeps all day, and prefers an evening breakfast
Celebrate the Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo this weekend
Celebrate the Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo this weekend

Food, theatre, workshops: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2017 08:59 PM IST
Your weekend. Our guide.
A still from Feud
A still from Feud

Webspotting: We scour the internet for the good stuff

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi and Arundhati Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2017 05:50 PM IST
Bring out the popcorn. Here’s your binge-watching guide for the weekend.
Faezeh Jalali during the rehearsals of Shikhandi(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
Faezeh Jalali during the rehearsals of Shikhandi(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

Theatre actor and director Faezeh Jalali on activism though storytelling

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2017 05:57 PM IST
Jalali pioneers activism through her issue-based plays, be it women’s rights or the plight of transgenders
Head to Hakkasan, Bandra for their new menu
Head to Hakkasan, Bandra for their new menu

IPL offers, workshop, food: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Hindustan Times | By Compiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2017 08:37 PM IST
Your weekend. Our guide.
Dig into desserts infused with the king of fruits: mango
Dig into desserts infused with the king of fruits: mango

Films, food, talk: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Hindustan Times | By Compiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2017 07:17 PM IST
Your weekend. Our guide.

Move over, superheroes. A workshop in the city traces the evolution of non-fiction comics

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2017 05:55 PM IST
Stories from war torn zones and grassroots struggles. Mumbai-based comic artist Nikhil Choudhary will talk about the history of non-fiction comics.
A still from Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why
A still from Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

We recommend: We scour the web for the good stuff

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2017 06:03 PM IST
A Harry Potter quiz. A teen drama that takes a sensitive approach to teenage suicide.
The Randall beer infuser(Photos courtesy: Woodside Inn)
The Randall beer infuser(Photos courtesy: Woodside Inn)

A city brewery is serving draught beer infused with Indian herbs and flowers

By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2017 05:55 PM IST
Do you fancy some jasmine in your beer, or perhaps some betel leaf? Here’s where you can try it.
Indulge in Easter special desserts at Tea Trails, Vile Parle
Indulge in Easter special desserts at Tea Trails, Vile Parle

IPL offers and Easter special brunches: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Hindustan Times | By Compiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2017 06:52 PM IST
Your weekend. Our guide.
Actor Nidhi Singh(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
Actor Nidhi Singh(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

I’m good at being a couch potato: Actor Nidhi Singh

Hindustan Times | By As told to Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2017 04:33 PM IST
A noted web series actor, Singh says she can give lessons on how to spend the weekend lazing at home
Actor Maanvi Gagroo(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
Actor Maanvi Gagroo(Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)

Shooting on a weekend is fun: Actor Maanvi Gagroo

Hindustan Times | By As told to Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 06:12 PM IST
Web series actor Maanvi Gagroo would rather work over the weekend than lounge at home
Krishna and Radha listening to music on a gramophone. Krishna is shown to be lured to the colonial novelty of the gramophone in an Art Deco environment(Courtesy: Dr Jyotindra Jain)
Krishna and Radha listening to music on a gramophone. Krishna is shown to be lured to the colonial novelty of the gramophone in an Art Deco environment(Courtesy: Dr Jyotindra Jain)

An exhibition features historic prints and posters from the early 19th century

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 04:23 PM IST
Infant Krishna with a Biblical halo, a woman posing with a tennis racket — an exhibition decodes the significance of colonial prints
The architecture of Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue sees Victorian and Gothic features, along with a few Neo-Classical features(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
The architecture of Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue sees Victorian and Gothic features, along with a few Neo-Classical features(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

Insider’s guide to… Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 06:41 PM IST
Amidst the street art, Victorian buildings, and fancy restaurants in Kala Ghoda, a sky-blue coloured synagogue stands out distinctly. We take a tour inside
Members of a local adivasi clan cross Dahisar River with an idol of goddess Durga(Courtesy: Aslam Saiyad)
Members of a local adivasi clan cross Dahisar River with an idol of goddess Durga(Courtesy: Aslam Saiyad)

A photo project highlights how Mumbai’s four rivers faded from public memory

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 04:51 PM IST
Did you know that Mumbai has four rivers? A photo project highlights the plight of communities living along the banks of Mumbai’s rivers
Dig into some Vietnamese chicken this weekend
Dig into some Vietnamese chicken this weekend

Theatre, food, music: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Hindustan Times | By Compiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 05:59 PM IST
Your weekend. Our guide.
Watch the Avengers react to the new Justice League trailer
Watch the Avengers react to the new Justice League trailer

We recommend: We scour the internet for the good stuff

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2017 06:31 PM IST
A still from Narcos, a Netflix original series
A still from Narcos, a Netflix original series

As multiple Video on Demand platforms launch in India, we ask what changes

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2017 01:41 PM IST
In just a year, the Video on Demand space in India has half a dozen players. Here’s why
A still from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander(Photo courtesy: NH Films/Nuzhat Khan)
A still from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander(Photo courtesy: NH Films/Nuzhat Khan)

How film-maker Nasir Husain started the trend for Bollywood masala films

Hindustan Times | By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2017 03:57 PM IST
A talk in the city will shed light on how film-maker Nasir Husain created the prototype for Bollywood masala films
Listen to musician Prateek Kuhad perform live this weekend
Listen to musician Prateek Kuhad perform live this weekend

Theatre, food, music: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Hindustan Times | By Compiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2017 06:02 PM IST
Confused about the weekend? Here’s our complete guide to the city.
Kailash Kher’s was the opening sequence at the HT Most Stylish awards in Mumbai on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Kailash Kher’s was the opening sequence at the HT Most Stylish awards in Mumbai on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

HT Most Stylish awards: When Kailash Kher’s Teri Deewani set the evening’s tone

By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2017 02:28 PM IST
Bollywood singer Kailash Kher enthralled the audience at HT’s Most Stylish Awards in Mumbai on Friday. He opened his performance with his 2006 sufi hit Teri Deewani.
Kajol with husband Ajay Devgn at the HT Most Stylish awards function in Mumbai on Friday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Kajol with husband Ajay Devgn at the HT Most Stylish awards function in Mumbai on Friday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Kajol has all the power at home: Ajay Devgn at HT Most Stylish awards

By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 01:43 PM IST
The red carpet at the HT Mumbai Most Stylish Award was witness to two timeless real-life love stories of Bollywood: Ajay Devgn-Kajol, and Rishi and Neetu Kapoor.
Jackie Shroff at the HT Most Stylish awards function in Mumbai on Friday.(Prodip Guha/HT Photo)
Jackie Shroff at the HT Most Stylish awards function in Mumbai on Friday.(Prodip Guha/HT Photo)

Jackie Shroff at HT Most Stylish awards: I’ve no idea what I’m wearing

By Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 02:07 PM IST
Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff made his presence felt in a stylish bandhgala and glares, and his signature swagger. When asked who designed his outfit, Shroff joked that he had “no idea” who it was.
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