• Ballet in Bhandup

    It’s 11 am. The met department says its 33 degrees Celsius outside

  • Vidarbha, Jaitapur bring saffron allies closer

    Last week, the BJP and Shiv Sena gave each other reason for cheer, which was especially significant given the BJP’s resolve expressed at its state convention in Kolhapur that the party must do away with the Sena’s crutches and ensure absolute majority on its own in the next Maharashtra Assembly polls

  • Student activism is inevitable

    Student activism is inevitable

    Political activism in campuses cannot be completely or even effectively stopped in functional democracies

  • FIFA: The ball's in Blatter's court now

    Even as the FIFA controversy sizzles as top officials are indicted for graft in an investigation into football’s governing body, there are indications that this is not the last of the corruption story in football

  • Jay-flying in Mumbai's streets

    Jay-flying in Mumbai's streets

    If you are a vehicle driver, you would know how infuriating it is when someone abruptly steps onto the road and decides to cross the street at undesignated locations, putting you and many other vehicles at risk

  • Women of (100 rupee) note

    Women of (100 rupee) note

    If you haven’t heard of the Women on 100 campaign, I’m telling you about it now. It’s a campaign to include a woman on the 100 rupee note...

  • We regret to inform you

    We regret to inform you

    And so it’s 6 am and I’m at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. All set to board a flight that will take me on a Turkish ‘chutti’...

  • Where were the lesbians on Independence Day?

    Where were the lesbians on Independence Day?

    This week saw the Kashish LGBTQ film festival in Mumbai. Just a few days earlier, a journalist asked me why is it important to have LGBT film festivals...

  • Thaw your Tundra

    Thaw your Tundra

    It hadn't ended with the bow that she'd have liked to tie it up in

  • Days and nights of the forest

    Days and nights of the forest

    Years ago, a television producer had commissioned me to interview Sunil Gangopadhyay, the finest writer of Bengali prose who was also considered by many to be the best contemporary poet. That was almost a decade before Sunil passed away

  • Here's to saying no to tobacco

    Tomorrow, we mark World No Tobacco Day. The run-up to the day has already begun in Mumbai, with a number of events revolving around anti-tobacco awareness

  • The art of acting

    The art of acting

    Once in a while I get to interview film stars, directors or talent as it is called. And it is great fun because both the craft of cinema and the world it creates fascinate me

  • What's taking the BCCI so long?

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to announce Team India’s support staff for the one-off Test and one-day international series in Bangladesh

  • Getting Lucky in Mumbai

    Getting Lucky in Mumbai

    Indian singer, songwriter and ’90s sensation Lucky Ali will be in town next week and will be performing twice at two different venues on the same day

  • Sleeping with the enemy

    Sleeping with the enemy

    It has been evident that Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is moving closer to Pakistan. Yet the announcement of an MOU between the two countries’ intelligence agencies was a surprise to many, including his own deputy, Dr Abdullah Abdullah who learnt of this from former President Hamid Karzai

  • Students, make your mark with determination

    Exam season in the city is over and now, of course, it is results time for so many youngsters

  • The Big Sport

    The Big Sport

    You have to hand it to Aamir. As much as he's numero uno in Bollywood he has no qualms about moving out of his comfort zone, and enduring a brutal hammering, when it comes to his favourite sports

  • Of hot air, and balloons

    Of hot air, and balloons

    Since May 26 is the new day of all things important in India, I have made a list of things which I did not want to write about today

  • Marking a milestone for the LGBT community

    Today, the curtains go up on the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival which is the country’s biggest Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) film festival

  • Kangana's double dhamaka

    Kangana's double dhamaka

    "My favourite part from Tanu Weds Manu Returns?" It was our friend Kangana Ranaut, who in spite of the collateral damage that her box office and critical hit TWMR, has wrought on various Indian industries, appears to be the epitome off cool

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