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  • mid-day editorial: Let's steer towards road safety

    It will surprise no one to learn that Mumbai’s worst roads are also the most fatal ones

  • Catching up with Kamal

    Catching up with Kamal

    “It’s the first time that I am actually engaging with Bollywood,” says the statuesque Kamal Sidhu about her latest outing, a series of 10 shows she’s anchoring for an international glossy fashion mag, currently airing on a general interest channel

  • Ranjona Banerji: Chaos in government pradesh

    Ranjona Banerji: Chaos in government pradesh

    If you are allergic to bureaucracy and officialese, you may go into a comatose state by the end of your visit to a government office

  • mid-day editorial: Celebrate the world like a traveller

    State Tourism authorities mark­ed World Tourism Day yesterday (September 27) by launching Mumbai Darshan tours for the specially abled

  • Lisa says yes

    Lisa says yes

    So we’ve known Lisa Haydon way before she became the Lisa Haydon

  • Araaish turns fifty

    Araaish turns fifty

    “Araaish is much more than a charity fundraiser,” says Mana Shetty, wife of actor Suneil Shetty and mother of actress Athiya, whose shopping extravaganza started with sister Isha Mehra and BFF Sharmilla Khanna, as a one-off show in Mumbai in 2007

  • Manoj Joshi: The dilemma? To compel or deter

    Manoj Joshi: The dilemma? To compel or deter

    In a new book, authors examine ‘non-violent compellence’ and lay out a menu that can help India work out its response to Pakistan

  • mid-day editorial: Chase doubts, not foreign tourists

    There is a thin line between being alert and spreading panic. Let us be careful while treading this line

  • Jus' hangin with his buds

    Jus' hangin with his buds

    So you think your weekend of gorging on beer and biryani with your pals at the neighbourhood joint, and then watching a game of footie was epic, we would caution you from boasting about it, until you consider Congressman Milind Deora's: "Had an intellectually rejuvenating weekend with Carlos Slim, Mukesh Ambani, Thomas Friedman, Arianna Huffington, etc," he posted yesterday

  • Fiona Fernandez: A Venetian lesson

    Fiona Fernandez: A Venetian lesson

    Mumbai’s babus ought to take a closer look at how Venice’s planners are fighting their unforgiving tides with Project Mose and learn before its too late

  • Aditya Sinha: Nuclear war? Such a 'bummer'

    Aditya Sinha: Nuclear war? Such a 'bummer'

    Those clamouring for India to drop a nuclear ‘bum’ on Pakistan don’t seem to realise that this is the mentality of suicide bombers

  • mid-day editorial: This is no way to honour our soldiers

    It looks like everyone is out to see who can whip up the most outrageous statements and grab the most eyeballs

  • Anand Pendharkar: The ancient underwater dons

    Anand Pendharkar: The ancient underwater dons

    MY FASCINATION for the secrets of the ocean is unlimited. It is intriguing how life evolved under this watery expanse, which covers over a third of our planet

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Good on ya, mate

    Meenakshi Shedde: Good on ya, mate

    You know your film judging team is being treated like business class when your welcome kit includes a ‘polar fleece’ blanket to keep you warm in air-conditioned theatres while watching movies back-to-back all week

  • Rahul da Cunha: No cinema for the old

    Rahul da Cunha: No cinema for the old

    So, some part of this piece is going to be about Pink. It’s by far the most definitive Bollywood flick I have seen in a while

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Big, bigger, biggest

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Big, bigger, biggest

    The idea of measurement is a key theme in Hindu mythology. Stories from the Puranas introduce us to the complexity of measurement

  • Paromita Vohra: A window into nature

    Paromita Vohra: A window into nature

    For the longest time (as some regular readers of this column know) I have declared I’m not a nature lover

  • Lindsay Pereira: Why it takes 2.5 hrs to go anywhere

    Lindsay Pereira: Why it takes 2.5 hrs to go anywhere

    Enduring toxic fumes and losing time and money every day is a reality for millions, all because some of us can't follow rules

  • mid-day editorial: Let's not 'club' sportsmanship with deceit

    By the time you read this, the Cricket Club of India (CCI) will be into its second day of elections. The run-up has been fractious, even by current club election standards, which have hit high-decibel levels since the past few years. In fact, new lows have been reached in almost all clubs of late

  • Rosalyn D'mello: The notions of home we carry with us

    Rosalyn D'mello: The notions of home we carry with us

    Amidst memories, I realise, to have even a marginal sense of home or mobility between two homes, is a luxury that we take for granted