Manasi Y Mastakar

Stories By Manasi Y Mastakar

Street children pose with their new raincoats provided to them by The Raincoat Project

Cyclone Nisarga aftermath: How these Mumbai school kids started a raincoat distribution service for homeless children

It was the day of the Mumbai cyclone. Thirteen-year-old Avantika Swali , a student at the Bombay International school, was sitting in her...Read More

Get in the monsoon mood with these savoury rainy-day treats

Get in the monsoon mood with these savoury rainy-day treats

Monsoon is here and so is the season to savour garam garam bhajiyas and chaat. And, keeping with the mood, three city chefs conjure up so...Read More

International Yoga Day: Seeking solace in yoga

International Yoga Day: Seeking solace in yoga

Actors, producers speak about the importance of yoga in their lives

Nama Sangamam: A song for the well-being of the world

Nama Sangamam: A song for the well-being of the world

The song is an initiative of Nama 2020 and the brain-child of Carnatic singer Savita Sreeram

Thanda thanda, cool cool: Easy homemade ice cream recipes

Thanda thanda, cool cool: Easy homemade ice cream recipes

Manasi Y Mastakar asks chefs to share some recipes that you can easily make amidst the lockdown

Words of wisdom: 'Being spiritual is not being stupid', says Acharya Prashant

Words of wisdom: 'Being spiritual is not being stupid', says Acharya Prashant

Acharya Prashant tells FPJ's Manasi Y Mastakar about spirituality, lockdown, and more…

Hypochondriasis: Is it real or is it just in your head?

Hypochondriasis: Is it real or is it just in your head?

The coronavirus outbreak has led to a rise in mental health problems world over. Anxiety has become part of many people’s lives and one s...Read More

‘Paatal Lok’ actor Jaideep Ahlawat says the web series is a reflection of our times

‘Paatal Lok’ actor Jaideep Ahlawat says the web series is a reflection of our times

"Every face you see in the Paatal Lok is a face you will see in society," he says

From Nalli Gosht to Phirni: Liven up the lockdown with these Eid special recipes

From Nalli Gosht to Phirni: Liven up the lockdown with these Eid special recipes

Eid is just around the corner. And while it might be difficult to go to Mohammed Ali Road to dig into kebabs, biryani and desserts, Manas...Read More

How to make cookie and pancake cereal: The latest quarantine food trend

How to make cookie and pancake cereal: The latest quarantine food trend

In the early days of the lockdown it was Dalgona Coffee, then came Banana Bread, Pot rice and Khou Suey. Baking, had become quite a rage ...Read More

10 best Spanish dramas to binge-watch on Netflix if you loved 'Money Heist'

10 best Spanish dramas to binge-watch on Netflix if you loved 'Money Heist'

There’s plenty of ‘action’ happening between the sheets and off it as well...

Lockdown styling: Give yourself a haircut at home with tips and tricks from experts

Lockdown styling: Give yourself a haircut at home with tips and tricks from experts

Itching to knock off a few inches of your beloved tresses? But scared to do it? Manasi Y Mastakar gets experts to share easy tips and tri...Read More

Keeping healthy in times of COVID-19

Keeping healthy in times of COVID-19

As the lockdown continues, and so do our struggles in keeping mentally and physically fit. Manasi Y Mastakar curates a list of sessions t...Read More

Do Hindi films do justice to Gandhi? A book on Gandhi in Hindi cinema has the answer

Do Hindi films do justice to Gandhi? A book on Gandhi in Hindi cinema has the answer

There have been several films on Mahatma Gandhi and his principles, but do the films do justice to the man himself? The book, ‘Mahatma Ga...Read More

'Devastated, heartbroken': Bollywood mourns…

'Devastated, heartbroken': Bollywood mourns…

Irrfan Khan’s death had not even sunk in, as another tragedy hit Bollywood: The charismatic and talented actor Rishi Kapoor was no longer...Read More

Indian Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan

Tributes pour in for the versatile actor

Irrfan Khan needs no introduction. A versatile actor, Khan carved a place for himself in the film industry with his choice of unconventio...Read More

Irrfan Khan's death: Raveena Tandon recalls Bollywood's most versatile actor mimicking Michael Jackson

Irrfan Khan's death: Raveena Tandon recalls Bollywood's most versatile actor mimicking Michael Jackson

The passing away actor par excellence Irrfan Khan came as a shock to the whole film industry. From actors to politicians, the tributes st...Read More

World Book Day 2020: From Emma Watson to Oprah Winfrey; book clubs founded and run by celebrities

World Book Day 2020: From Emma Watson to Oprah Winfrey; book clubs founded and run by celebrities

Oprah Winfrey needs no introduction. Philanthropist, chat show host, actor…Oprah wears many hats. Founded in 1996, Oprah herself picks bo...Read More

World Book and Copyright Day 2020: 5 authors of best-selling books caught in copyright infringement soup

World Book and Copyright Day 2020: 5 authors of best-selling books caught in copyright infringement soup

On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, April 23, here are some renowned names in the literary world that have been caught in th...Read More

FPJ Exclusive: How Urvashi Rautela is staying productive amid lockdown

FPJ Exclusive: How Urvashi Rautela is staying productive amid lockdown

Urvashi Rautela opens up about taking an online acting masterclass from Natalie Portman and ways in which she’s keeping herself busy in l...Read More

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