Anushka Mohite

Anushka is a member of the Front Page team for the Mumbai edition of Hindustan Times.

Articles by Anushka Mohite

45 years on, Ghashiram Kotwal lives on in the memories of theatre lovers

Vijay Tendulkar was accused of turning cult hero Phadnavis into a Marathi Machiavelli; the play was banned after 19 performances and revived later

Mohan Agashe’s depiction of Nana Phadnavis has been appreciated the world over.(Photo courtesy: Theatre Academy, Pune)
Updated on Dec 17, 2017 03:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Ganpati workshops in Mumbai: Where youngsters try to carve a niche

There seem to be several young artists in Mumbai for whom making Ganpati idols is more than just about devotion

A young artist at work at a Ganpati workshop in Parel.(HT)
Updated on Aug 18, 2017 10:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Ganpati a week away: Small, Bahubali to huge, watch how Bappa takes shape in Mumbai

In the second half of every year, this time from August 25, Mumbai plays host to its favourite God for up to 12 days. The preparations, however, begin months in advance.

Apart from Lalbaug, make-shift workshops start springing up in Chinchpokli and Wadala from March onwards. The smaller idols are made using either PoP or clay(HT)
Updated on Aug 18, 2017 04:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

DDLJ matinee show cancelled at Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir for the first time in 22 years. Here’s why

Mumbai city news: The film is a biopic on gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, who is also known as ‘Queen of Mumbai’.

A board outside the theatre on Monday informed DDLJ fans that the show had been cancelled.(FILE)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 09:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Fields of dreams: How Mumbai’s sprawling maidans brought people together

From being evening recreational zones to becoming the mecca of cricket, the city’s biggest open spaces has something for everyone

Cricketers practice at Cross Maidan in Mumbai. The city’s biggest open spaces — Azad Maidan, Oval Maidan, Cross Maidan and Shivaji Park — will always remain special to a city increasingly struggling for space.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2017 03:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

You can soon visit all-new central hall of Mumbai’s Asiatic Society Library. Here’s a glimpse

The restoration of the central hall is part of the second phase of the entire project, which began in 2009. The first phase included the restoration of the library and the durbar hall.

The Town Hall, or the Asiatic library — as it is popularly known — was constructed in 1833 by Colonel Thomas Cowper for a total cost of 500,000 pounds. Its impressive columns and Grecian porticos may have stood the test of time, but not without some damage.(SATISH BATE/HT PHOTOS)
Updated on Jan 23, 2017 08:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Eclipsed by TV: A 51-year-old theatre that stages Marathi plays

This New Year’s eve, Shivaji Mandir, Mumbai’s landmark Marathi theatre near Dadar’s Kabutar Khaana, shut well before midnight. Gone are the days when it used to host special night shows and even orchestras to ring in the new year...

The theatre remains a landmark for the older generation of Mahashtrians in the city, who lined up in droves to watch plays by the likes of Prahlad Keshav Atre (Acharya Atre), Prabhakar Panshikar and Vasant Kanetkar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2017 05:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Not the first video Bhat posted on Sachin Tendulkar

What began as an impersonation of Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday has backfired in spectacular fashion for comedian Tanmay Bhat

Updated on May 31, 2016 01:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Bargain in the bazaars

Mumbai's street markets are vibrant, bustling with people and easy on the pocket. If you aren't interested in buying anything, you can just wander about, soak in the local character and take some arty photographs.

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Updated on Jan 22, 2012 01:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

A different kind of manoos

Steeped in their linguistic heritage, young, Marathi-speaking playwrights, poets, actors, writers and musicians reject narrow definitions of Maharashtrian identity and embrace Mumbai's multi-culturalism.

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Updated on Oct 24, 2010 01:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAmeya Bhise and Anushka Mohite, Mumbai
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