• Abhishek's winning streak

    Abhishek's winning streak

    Sunday night saw the finale of the Pro Kabaddi league held at the NSCI in Mumbai, in which Abhishek Bachchan's 'Jaipur Pink Panthers' beat Ronnie Screwvala's 'U Mumba'

  • We are loud, and we don't care

    A few weeks back, yours truly was able to escape the bustle and din of the city for a quick dash to a seaside retreat. Peace of mind and some much needed me-time amid monsoon-blessed green environs were intended to be a part of the plan

  • BJP-Sena may squander chance to win polls

    While the demeanour of party leaders suggested otherwise, the Congress and NCP press releases claimed that they received a huge response from ticket aspirants for the interviews conducted recently

  • Sau din sauce kay

    Sau din sauce kay

    Readers of a certain vintage would recall a ghastly Bollywood film produced in 1980 called Sau Din Saas Kay which had Reena Roy as the rebel daughter-in-law and Lalita Pawar as the archetypal vicious mother-in-law

  • Some consideration for Rajasthan players, please!

    For all its shortcomings, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has always looked after the interests of its players

  • Tall stories

    Tall stories

    Given the importance real estate plays in the life of Mumbai, it’s no surprise that its citizens derive the greatest pleasure in talking about it incessantly

  • Hollywood masala with IQ

    Hollywood masala with IQ

    I feel like a Japanese Daruma doll when defending Lasse Hallstrom's The Hundred-foot Journey

  • Change.org to Change.arrgh!

    Change.org to Change.arrgh!

    It all started quite seriously. Nirbhaya was followed by the Shakti Mills incident. Crime and rape were on the rise

  • A blameless life

    A blameless life

    In 1988, three sisters, Poonam 22, Kamini, 20 and Alka Sahu, 18 committed suicide by hanging themselves in their house in Coolie Bazar, Kanpur, while their parents were away at a wedding

  • The intoxicated elephant

    The intoxicated elephant

    A friend of mine brought a bottle of wine that he called Madeira from the Madeira islands of Portugal

  • Civilian vs civilian

    Civilian vs civilian

    The way the word ‘revolution’ is being thrown around in Pakistani politics these days is comical and tragic at the same time

  • Uproot corporal punishment from schools

    The recent triple suicide case of the three Std IX students whose bodies were fished out of a stream in Virar has once again shed light on the often ignored problem of corporal punishment

  • Turning Back Crime

    Turning Back Crime

    His matching leather-jacket sneakered dash to the airport with his son ought to have alerted us to the fact that something important was up and when we chanced upon pictures of SRK in London with the newly rehabilitated and jubilant Lalit Modi, we ought to have guessed what was going to come; after all it was only a few weeks ago that we had written of Modi’s blandishment of Interpol’s trendy ‘Turn Back Crime’ wristband

  • Dhoni is now Captain Uncool

    Dhoni is now Captain Uncool

    Has Mahendra Singh Dhoni become a ‘law’ unto himself? Looks like! Is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) going to do something about it? Unlikely, I reckon

  • Mumbai police must digitise their records

    It seems that the Mumbai police swings into action only after receiving severe criticism

  • Family matters

    Family matters

    Family and dynasty are very bad words in Indian politics. Or not, as the case may be

  • Onus of a safe Ganeshotsav is on you

    The city is already in high gear for the Ganesh festival beginning from Friday, August 29

  • Gabbana to Shabana

    Gabbana to Shabana

    "I wasn't in the dining table scene because I refused to laugh at my daughter," says Soni Razdan about 'Genius of the Year', the Youtube clip, featuring her daughter, actress Alia Bhatt that’s gone viral

  • Love in verse

    Love in verse

    The Amrita Pritam-Sahir Ludhianvi love story continues to fascinate people, in spite of the passage of time

  • Konkan Railway - a marvel and a failure

    Thirty years ago, the railway ministry first conceived of the Konkan Railway