• Dharmendra Jore: Low voter turnout is a blot on city's image

    Dharmendra Jore: Low voter turnout is a blot on city's image

    Mumbai will vote tomorrow. What about you?

  • Aditya Sinha: Bangkok has hit a red light

    Aditya Sinha: Bangkok has hit a red light

    Bangkok's once colourful sex industry is now shrinking, but this is a small price to pay if it saves kids from being forced into prostitution

  • mid-day editorial: No more voting for empty promises

    With just one day to go for the BMC elections and campaigns on silent mode now, the focus of course, shifts to just how many people will go out there to the polling booths tomorrow

  • The 'write party'?

    The 'write party'?

    We could not figure out what high-profile author Shobhaa De had meant when she texted us on Sunday morning, that she was 'really, really thrilled out of (her) skull to be featured on such an impressive list!!! I am at 94. Not 6.'

  • Meher Marfatia: Capping it for Goregaon

    Meher Marfatia: Capping it for Goregaon

    The first families of Goregaon, the Topiwalas and Samants, have bequeathed Bombay a legacy that goes far beyond the suburb

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Investigating Paradise

    Meenakshi Shedde: Investigating Paradise

    I'm currently at the Berlin Film Festival, and struggling to be Indian. By which I mean that when I’m moderating post-film question-answers with directors and stars of world cinema, including Indian cinema, for the Berlin International Film Festival, I like to wear a sari

  • Rahul da Cunha: Votes up?

    Rahul da Cunha: Votes up?

    So, it's voting day on Tuesday. I’m driving around Mumbai city, the urban landscape is dotted with gigantic hoardings of various political parties megaphoning their promises

  • Paromita Vohra: Optimistic latecomers

    Paromita Vohra: Optimistic latecomers

    The Bombay local was once a symbol of romance - Amol Palekar and Tina Munim sang a romantic song that kept time with their thudding hearts and the train’s steady pace

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Revenge as nobility

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Revenge as nobility

    Before surrendering to the court, the general secretary of the AIADMK party, V K Sasikala visited the memorial of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and struck her palm three times on Jayalalitha’s grave, an act of slamming that observers interpreted as a ritual act, based on ancient Tamil lore of kings, indicating a solemn oath to take revenge

  • Lindsay Pereira: Take the high road and stay alive

    Lindsay Pereira: Take the high road and stay alive

    We revel in our bad behaviour and terrible road sense, but all it does is make our roads more dangerous than they already are

  • mid-day editorial: Hygiene is the most important ingredient

    There seem to be some new and unwelcome additions to the menu at government facilities. Students at a government school in Delhi are recuperating in hospital after they consumed a mid-day meal in which a dead rat was allegedly found

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: A feast for the artist's soul

    Rosalyn D'Mello: A feast for the artist's soul

    It will be hard to leave Goa after it has provided such nourishment for body and soul - the kind of feast that leaves you wanting more

  • mid-day editorial: Focus on healing, not harming

    Buried under poll news was a report about a hospital in South Kolkata’s Ekbalpore area, which was vandalised on Wednesday by an irate mob

  • This was Randhir Kapoor's birthday cake!

    This was Randhir Kapoor's birthday cake!

    We were smiling as we turned the last page of actor Rishi Kapoor’s rollicking tell all ‘Khullam Khulla’ just this morning, when we heard about his elder brother Randhir Kapoor’s big fat party on Wednesday night to bring in his 70th birthday

  • Clayton Murzello: Hope you Garth the point, fellas!

    Clayton Murzello: Hope you Garth the point, fellas!

    Graham 'Garth' McKenzie, Australia's most successful fast bowler on Indian soil, is someone Starc & Co can emulate on their current tour

  • mid-day editorial: What's the price of life? Let's take a poll

    The race to the upcoming municipal elections just got bloody. Unknown assailants shot and stabbed Bhiwandi Congress corporator Manoj Mhatre to his death on February 14. Cops have registered a murder case after Mhatre succumbed to his injuries

  • Ranjona Banerji: Vote now or forever hold your peace

    Ranjona Banerji: Vote now or forever hold your peace

    If you do not seek accountability from our political parties, if you do not stand up for your rights as a citizen, you will get zilch

  • mid-day editorial: Don't trifle with the rifle or women's safety

    It is ironic that the very people who are supposed to protect women travellers, are instead posing a risk to them, even if inadvertently

  • Bal with bubbly

    Bal with bubbly

    Just when you thought his life could not get any more charmed, word comes in that fashion’s favourite enfant terrible, the very pouty, Capital-based designer Rohit Bal, who recently launched his new store, Balance, in Delhi’s Mehrauli, is currently in the heart of France’s Champagne Valley, in the cellars of Dom Perignon in Epernay sampling its finest vintages

  • Mayank Shekhar: Why is Rishi Kapoor so underrated?

    Mayank Shekhar: Why is Rishi Kapoor so underrated?

    When you’re blessed with drop-dead gorgeous looks, and appear so effortless on screen, one might ignore how great an actor you are