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

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Chelsea Handler unapologetic about Priyanka comment: No idea Indians spoke English

American TV show host Chelsea Handler was trolled online for her shock over Priyanka Chopra’s fluent English. She asserts it was a perfectly fine question

Priyanka Chopra was a guest on Chelsea Handler’s show in October 2016.
Updated on Feb 09, 2017 04:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

HT Kala Ghoda Arts Festival: A heritage walk shows how street theatre evolved into cinema

“The entertainment industry got its start on the islands of Bombay following the arrival of the British. For their entertainment, a travelling theatre company was founded in 1847, called the Bombay Amateur Theatre Group, which performed all over the city,” said Kruti Garg, a restoration architect who conducted the walk....

The theme of the walk was Mumbai’s entertainment industry and its evolution from street theatre to cinema, plus the rise of operas, with a tour of the opulently revamped Opera House.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 07, 2017 09:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Padma Lakshmi, model and foodie, talks memories, food at HTKGAF

A memoir, the book reminiscences about experiments with food from all over the world

Padma Lakshmi launches her book, Love, Loss and What We Ate, in India at the HT Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai on Saturday.(Satish Bate/HT)
Updated on Feb 05, 2017 12:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Popular Facebook parody page, Bombay High Court is out with its own website

In under two months of its launch the page found 1.7lakh followers. And received threats.

An illustration of the Bombay High Court.(Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)
Updated on Feb 03, 2017 04:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

An exhibition will showcase 5,000 years of Indian history in 9 stories

Move over, history book. This exhibition will study Indian history like never before

Deccani painting of the Procession of Abdullah Qutb Shah.(Photo courtesy: CSMVS)
Updated on Feb 03, 2017 06:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

We recommend: Here’s our binge-watching guide to the weekend

Settle down with some popcorn. The weekend is here.

The Inbetweeners.
Updated on Feb 03, 2017 03:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPoorva Joshi and Sarit Ray, Mumbai

Celebrate Mumbai’s lifeline, watch poetry in motion at Kala Ghoda Festival

Try your hand at public art, sari-draping, photography and cheese appreciation at #HTKGAF

Mumbaiites enjoy heritage bus ride during the Kala Ghoda Art Festival last year.(HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 13, 2017 12:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Theatre, food, travel: 10 things to do in Mumbai over the weekend

Your weekend. Our guide.

Catch an a art exhibition this week, on depiction of village life.
Updated on Feb 02, 2017 05:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi

A 19th century opera, La Bohème, is set for its Mumbai premiere

Puccini composed the original. Who better to helm it than internationally-renowned conductor Carlo Rizzi?

A previous staging of La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.(Photo courtesy: metopera.org)
Updated on Feb 02, 2017 05:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Terribly Tiny Talkies’ new short film puts an emotional twist on dry days

The film celebrates Republic Day with a warm father-son story

A still from TTT’s Dry Day(Photo courtesy: TTT)
Updated on Jan 31, 2017 05:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Hiss-tory lessons: How Indian folk arts celebrated snakes

Pop-culture made snakes evil and conniving. Traditional Indian arts celebrated it. Folk singer Ila Arun clears the misconceptions

Traditional Kalbelia dancers.(Photo courtesy: NCPA)
Updated on Jan 27, 2017 05:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

A web series follows a Mumbai boy as he sets out to conquer the Himalayas

Shahi Kangri, a peak in the Himalayas (at a height of 6,934m), sits on the Indo-China border.

A still from My Epic Adventure(Photo courtesy: 101 India)
Updated on Jan 27, 2017 06:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

3 new restaurants to try in Mumbai this week

Our guide to all things new in the city

The Belgian Waffle Co opens its ninth outlet in the city.
Updated on Jan 23, 2017 03:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

A graphic series celebrates feminist fathers from all over the world

Inspired by acid attack survivor Monika Singh’s story.(Photos courtesy: Debasmita Dasgupta)
Updated on Jan 20, 2017 04:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

We recommend: 3 shows to binge-watch this weekend

Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman in Medici.
Updated on Jan 21, 2017 02:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByManali Shah and Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

Celebrate the LGBTQ Pride month this weekend

Catch films that showcase stories of a boy dressing up as a girl; a transgender man fighting to prove his masculinity

A still from the short film, San Cristobal, that will be screened at Mumbai Pride.
Updated on Jan 19, 2017 03:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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

Your weekend. Our guide.

Strawberry Festival at Tea Villa Café.
Updated on Jan 19, 2017 06:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

Insider’s guide to... Liberty Cinema

The 68-year-old theatre on Marine Lines is open to commercial cinema again. Step right in

The 68-year-old theatre on Marine Lines is open to commercial cinema again.(Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)
Updated on Jan 12, 2017 06:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAs told to Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

Drink wine and play a part in ranking the finest Indian wines this weekend

What better way to spend the weekend?

Be a part of the Indian Wine Consumer Choice Awards 2017.(Photo: iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 12, 2017 06:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

How micro fiction went from gripping stories on social issues to cheesy romance

Micro fiction (under 140 characters) got everyone’s attention with hard-hitting stories on feminism and social issues

A micro fiction story featured on Tales Xpress(Courtesy: facebook.com/talesxpress)
Updated on Jan 12, 2017 07:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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

Your weekend. Our guide

Comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath
Updated on Jan 13, 2017 03:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

We recommend: 3 new TV series you need to start watching

We pick the best of book, series and films for you to watch every fortnight

BBC’s popular show, Sherlock, is back.
Updated on Jan 07, 2017 04:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySarit Ray and Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

Gadget review: Blaupunkt BP 3.0 dashcam

The dashcam is designed specifically for a road trip. But it fails to deliver on a basic front - a short battery life

The dashcam is designed specifically for a road trip. But it fails to deliver on a basic front - a short battery life.
Updated on Jan 06, 2017 06:34 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Comedian Vir Das will sit on a pot and read out the news onstage

The Potcast is a series of videos that features Das sitting on a pot, discussing current affairs

Comedian Vir Das
Updated on Jan 05, 2017 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Dance drama meets psychological thriller in this kathakali production

The Dumb Dancer, a kathakali dance drama revolves around Mahabharata’s Bhima

From a pervious staging of Dumb Dancer(Photo courtesy: Prithvi Theatre)
Updated on Jan 05, 2017 04:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Theatre, gaming, workshops: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide.

Updated on Jan 05, 2017 07:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi

5 best Indian web series of 2016

A still from The Better Life Foundation
Updated on Dec 30, 2016 02:22 PM IST
ByCompiled by Manali Shah and Poorva Joshi, Mumbai

2016 in comics: What does it take to go viral on social media?

From the dress and Harambe memes to Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

Updated on Dec 30, 2016 05:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPoorva Joshi and Shrikrishna Patkar

Party, travel, eat: 10 things to do in Mumbai the New Year’s Eve

Your weekend. Our guide.

Enjoy a series of meals across the city.
Updated on Dec 29, 2016 05:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCompiled by Poorva Joshi

Mumbai no longer turns to dingy bars for cheap alcohol. Here’s why

Move over, dive bars. Millennials can now choose to party at a wide range of fancy bars that offer affordable alcohol.

Mumbai is now home to a number of eateries that offer affordable alcohol.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on May 24, 2017 12:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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