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Mihir Shah, a product of suburbia’s newly-acquired affluence?

On Wednesday, the Sewri magistrate’s court remanded the 23-year-old accused to police custody till July 16

Mihir Shah
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 07:04 AM IST

Anger brews in Palghar over Vadhavan deep-sea port

The stir will cast a shadow on the Lok Sabha elections. Fishermen rolling up their sleeves in the run up to the polls could be bad news for the ruling combine

Anger brews in Palghar over Vadhavan deep-sea port
Updated on May 10, 2024 09:31 AM IST

How Maharashtra's political activists multi-task during Lok Sabha poll season

Known as the ‘pir, bawarchi, bhisti and khar’ of politics, they are the crucial link between people and parties

Left to right: Shashank Kamat, Shiv Sena (UBT), Hiren Joshi, Indian National Congress, Reedan Fernando, Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde), and Aarti Pugaonkar, BJP.
Updated on May 06, 2024 08:51 AM IST

‘Ideology is passé, Phule, Shahu, Ambedkar are poll rhetoric:’ Ram Naik

He represented Mumbai North for five straight terms from 1989 to 2004 and has both, a grounds’ up as well as a bird’s eye view of the city politics

Mumbai. India. April 30, 2024: Former Uttar Pradesh governor and Bharatiya Janata Pary leader Ram Naik gives the pose during his interview with Hindustan Times. April 30, 2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2024 09:08 AM IST

Despite the odds, Uddhav Thackeray strives to be impact player beyond MVA

Thackeray has a long to-do list ahead of polls: restore Sena (UBT)’s legitimacy as one of the country’s key regional forces and resurrect his followers’ morale

Nagpur, India - 11 May 2018:Shiv Sena Chief Udhav Thackeray addresses the media during his visit in Nagpur, India, on Friday, May 11, 2018. (Photo by Sunny Shende/ HT) (HT)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Election In Pincodes: From grit to glitz, Mumbai is home to all classes

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, HT looks at some key constituencies across India which encapsulate the issues shaping the elections

The Mumbai South constituency comprises six assembly seats that present a composite of India’s cosmopolitanism. (raju shinde/ht photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 10:44 AM IST
By, Mumbai

An indefatigable Asha

At 90, Asha Bhosle continues to captivate audiences with her timeless songs, crossing cultures and generations. A musical icon, she remains India's biggest sensation.

Asha Bhosle performance during India`s biggest concert Asha @90 who phir Nahi Aate at Jio garden at BKC in Mumbai. (Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2024 07:46 AM IST

Ameen Sayani who brought music to a million lives, dies at 91

The inaugural show, billing seven popular Hindi film songs, became so popular that Sayani’s Colaba office was soon flooded with postcards—over 65,000 in the first year—from listeners across the country asking for more

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri posted this picture on his X account expressing grief over the demise of legendary radio personality Ameen Sayani, who passed away at the age of 91 due to a heart attack, on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) (Hardeep Singh Puri-X)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 06:46 AM IST

Ameen Sayani, legendary radio broadcaster whose sonorous voice was music to India’s ears, dies at 91

Legendary broadcaster Ameen Sayani, known for Binaca Geetmala, passed away in Mumbai at 91. He revolutionized Indian radio with his unique style.

Sayani hosted Binaca Geetmala from its launch in 1952 till it went off air in 1994. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 06:02 AM IST

As parties breakdown, bhais like Mauris step in

A new band of political activists is now vying with the traditional leadership for a larger share in power

As parties breakdown, bhais like Mauris step in
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 04:54 PM IST

Aspirations of Marathi manoos still with Uddhav while Shinde makes off with party flag

Observers said Narwekar’s verdict will change Maharashtra in two ways: First, it will deepen the BJP’s control over state politics, no mean feat for a party which, way back in the 1990s, rode piggy-back on the Sena to expand its electoral base

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) workers protest against Maharashtra Assembly Speakers Rahul Narvekar over the his verdict on Shiv Sena MLA disqualification matter. outside Shiv Sena Bhavan, Dadar in Mumbai. India. Jan 10,2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 07:28 AM IST
ByAmbarish Mishra

Ustad Rashid Khan: Maestro with umatched legacy

Khan was the scion of the fabled Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, known for its languorous style of essaying a “bandish” in middle-slow tempo

Ustad Rashid Khan. (File phpto)
Published on Jan 10, 2024 12:37 PM IST
ByAmbarish Mishra

In Chandvankar’s death, Indian music loses an obsessive connoisseur and a generous guiding spirit

Suresh Chandvankar, a collector of rare HMV 78rpm records, has died at the age of 74, leaving a void in the world of Indian musicologists. Chandvankar had a collection of over 10,000 vinyl records, and was known for his scientific spirit and willingness to share information. He also helped to democratise music by making his research papers available online. In his last years, Chandvankar focused on restoring old records to help preserve the tradition of Indian music.

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Updated on Jan 05, 2024 07:58 AM IST
ByAmbarish Mishra

Tracking the journey of a CR welder who became Hindi cinema’s literary icon

Shailendra brought Hindi cinema closer to the laity. His soulful songs continue to reverberate through fields and factories, bastis and bazars, cafes and caravanserais, forty-seven years after his death

Tracking the journey of a CR welder who became Hindi cinema’s literary icon
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 05:52 PM IST
ByAmbarish Mishra
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