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  • Six years later, are we ready?

    Six years later, are we ready?

    Six years ago most of us sat and watched a carnage in Mumbai being enacted on our TV screens

  • Panel's solution must help unburden children

    Spurred into action by a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed before the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, the state has set up an eight-member panel to weigh the issue of heavy school bags and asked it to come up with solutions within two months

  • Delhi's unmatched glamour

    Delhi's unmatched glamour

    It was an evening of unmatched glamour and aesthetic allure, when 400 leading individuals from the world of luxury, fashion, media business and society gathered to celebrate Italian jewellery and luxury goods brand Bulgari’s store opening in New Delhi last week

  • Mumbai Police needs to stop bullying the people

    The answer to “why police high-handedness?” is usually found in the the force’s sense of exceptionalism and entitlement — that because of the uniform, they can get away with anything.

  • At 33, Federer still game for more

    At 33, Federer still game for more

    Wimbledon’s Centre Court last year was witness to one of the most painful moments of my life.

  • Equip sports grounds with medical facilities

    The cricket world is abuzz with the news of cricketer Phillip Hughes, who has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition after suffering a sickening blow to the head during the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

  • India must adjust to the rise of China

    India must adjust to the rise of China

    The decision to invite US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at the 66th Republic Day marks out in the clearest terms Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategic outlook

  • Bikers, keep off the JJ flyover

    One more accident on the JJ flyover has claimed the lives of two bikers. Two men were found dead under two cars on the flyover late Sunday night. One of the vehicles was identified as a Mercedes Benz

  • Humanity, an unceasing river

    Humanity, an unceasing river

    Malavika Sangghvi pens a tribute to city political icon Murli Deora

  • BJP, Sena may realign due to desperation

    It is not mere coincidence that soon after NCP chief Sharad Pawar said supporting the BJP government was not an onerous job for his party, the Shiv Sena decided to effect some changes in its panel of spokespersons and relieved MP Sanjay Raut from the job

  • All things heritage

    Disappointing but not entirely unexpected. In a day and age when our country’s, and city’s heritage is under increasing pressure from all quarters, one was hoping that World Heritage Week that is being observed until tomorrow, November 25 would have generated some amount of buzz and awareness from the centre, state and other bodies that have a connect with our heritage, in some form tangible or otherwise. With just a day to go, this as we are discovering isn’t to be

  • Obama on R-Day: What an idea!

    Obama on R-Day: What an idea!

    What a brilliant idea to invite US President Barack Obama to the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi!

  • Let's not forget Australia's poor record too

    Australia’s legendary cricketer Glenn McGrath has called for an all-pace attack to demolish India in the December 4 opening Test of the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Brisbane

  • The maestro with a thousand crystals

    The maestro with a thousand crystals

    Even as Indian artists prepare to commemorate Sachin Tendulkar at the NGMA later this year, that other diminutive and equally talented maestro, Oscar winner A R Rahman, got his own art tribute recently at the unveiling of Mumbai-based artist Sharmistha Ray's 'Maestro'

  • Justice -- A luxury for the rich

    It is very heartening that Indian cinema is nurturing a bright, young generation of talents, who are making socially conscious movies

  • Nat Geo Parsi

    Nat Geo Parsi

    And so I’m sitting in Albless Baug at a Navjote — (for the unintiated, that’s the Parsi thread ceremony to initiate little Perizaads and Khushrus into Zoroastrianism)

  • In a complicated relationship with a book

    In a complicated relationship with a book

    In my college years — the 1980s — a folk art object was very popular amongt all us young girls

  • On insecure Arjuna

    On insecure Arjuna

    In popular understanding, Arjuna is considered the hero of the Mahabharata, primarily because he receives the wisdom of the Gita from Krishna

  • Pawar games begin

    Pawar games begin

    Writing in these columns on October 11, virtually on the eve of the recent Assembly election, I had asked, “Will BJP sweep the stakes in Maharashtra?” The question was posited on the thesis that a four-and-a-half (the ‘half’ being Raj Thackeray’s MNS which has since ceased to be relevant) way split in votes would result in a full majority for any of the parties, more so the BJP, the main contender for power in Maharashtra

  • Cops need to tackle crime, not suppress it

    On Thursday, a tailor who wanted to confess to murdering his best friend was turned away from two police stations, both claiming that the crime didn’t occur in their jurisdiction