• Facing mental health with dignity

    Tomorrow is World Mental Health Awareness Day. It is a day that is not very well known in Mumbai — it certainly has to catch up with the hi-octane fervour that accompanies Valentine’s Day or Women’s Day

  • Bullish in a China shop

    Bullish in a China shop

    His bullishness on India is being seen as an endorsement of the NaMo regime, which is why, when on his recent visit to Mumbai, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of the British advertising conglomerate WPP, which owns global brands J Walter Thompson and O & M, chose to stay at The St

  • Indian cricket charcha at its finest

    Indian cricket charcha at its finest

    Two highly stimulating cricket events — the ‘Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture’ and ‘Remembering Frank Tyson’ were held in Mumbai recently drove home the importance of pure cricket charcha

  • Kids, your parents aren't the enemy

    A 14-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after his mother scolded him for playing games on his mobile phone, asking him to study instead

  • Setting the stage

    Setting the stage

    We spoke to Devraj Sanyal, Universal Music's larger than life head honcho, about his latest triumph: that of being chosen as one of the judges in India’s first-ever homegrown English singing talent hunt, The Stage, to be aired on TV this weekend

  • The great Indian political game

    The great Indian political game

    The lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, not far away from the national capital, New Delhi, has shocked and dismayed most Indians but not, as it turns out, for the same reasons

  • No time for passing the buck

    Dr Ravindra Diddee (70), a Mumbai dentist was driving down SV Road towards Mahim on October 1

  • Unsolicited cross border aggro

    Unsolicited cross border aggro

    One would think she'd be the last person who'd want to enter a tweet battle, given how her last war of words on the micro-blogging site ended, but the phrase once bitten twice shy, does not seem to be a belief of Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar

  • Fun with bloopers

    Fun with bloopers

    Readers of a Filmfare would remember a column called Readers Don’t Digest, in which people would write in with gaffes they spotted while watching movies

  • Mumbai needs better surveillance

    Yesterday, this paper carried a front-page report about a heist in SoBo’s swish Oberoi-Trident hotel, where three Rolex and three Panerai watches, worth Rs 36 lakh, were stolen from a display case in a vestibule connecting the Oberoi and Trident hotels

  • Rewriting his story

    Rewriting his story

    Whoever it is, he certainly has a sense of twisted literary humour. Yesterday when Manu Joseph, author (Serious Men and The Illicit Happiness of Other People) and columnist for the International New York Times, posted a wry comment on an online hoax, it elicited an expected share of chuckles

  • Community cool in Thane

    The sense of occasion was overwhelming. A scan of the crowds inside and around the church would make one imagine it was the build-up before Christmas or Easter mass

  • Time to forgive the past and thank the mayor

    She was booed when she shed all inhibitions to dance with her husband at a cultural event at her official residence

  • Shift in Kashmir stance or just UN posturing?

    Shift in Kashmir stance or just UN posturing?

    India made a sharp and strong case for itself last week at the UN when Pakistan raked up the Kashmir issue

  • Manohar could usher in a memorable era

    The negotiations are over, compromises made, and the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle is slotted tightly. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has a new president!

  • Cracker of a Lit fest

    Cracker of a Lit fest

    The centenary edition of the Khushwant Singh Lit fest, which unfolds this weekend and in which we are participating, appears to be a real cracker of a fest

  • Nemo's play station

    Nemo's play station

    Anant Chaturthi may be over, but the city is still worshipping Ganesha idols made by artisans from across the country as many communities keep idols up to 21 days

  • The missing ink

    The missing ink

    How wide people smiled to see you last week. A month-old bundle bravely swaddled in a huge theatre foyer, surely the youngest member of the audience

  • Remake in India

    Remake in India

    People say India is chaotic. Yet, what looks like chaos to some, is also an incredible diversity genuinely trying to accommodate different needs, journeys, approaches, contradictions

  • Staying in love

    Staying in love

    Now, this no one writes poetry about. Nor prose. No one sings about it. Not Madonna or Beyonce