• mid-day editorial: Stand up for women's #RightToPleasure

    Even as we usher in a new age when women finally have equal access to places of worship, there are those who seek to drag womankind back to the dark ages in the name of religion

  • Parsiana at its best

    Parsiana at its best

    "When I proposed this idea to Meher (Marfatia) so many years ago, she coincidentally had the same idea along with her friend, psychiatrist Dr Parveen Dadachanji. So it was a book that was meant to be," said filmmaker and photojournalist Sooni Taraporevala, about Parsi Bol 2...

  • Deepa Gahlot: Fool's paradise

    Deepa Gahlot: Fool's paradise

    Satirical plays have the power to deliver bitter truths about the times we live in, carefully wrapped in humour and irony

  • mid-day editorial: Don't use 'rape' as a sound byte

    Motormouth Donald Trump has done it again. The Republican frontrunner for the US presidential race on Sunday referred to China’s dominance in trade as the “rape” of United States

  • No Twitter, only Kishore

    No Twitter, only Kishore

    If TV anchor Rajdeep Sardesai appears far more relaxed these days, it's because he's finally gone ahead and disabled his Twitter account

  • Fiona Fernandez: Low-care airlines

    India’s low-cost airlines need to pay close attention to passengers who need it the most

  • Aditya Sinha: Looking into our wasteland of savagery

    Aditya Sinha: Looking into our wasteland of savagery

    Decades after the 1933 novel A Handful of Dust highlighted it, modernity has done nothing to civilise the savagery inherent to human nature

  • mid-day editorial: No time for one-upmanship

    The botched Crime Branch raid targeting African drug peddlers in Dongri has again put the spotlight on the testy relationship between the elite crime-fighting team and the local police

  • Now, an SRK-led Film City?

    Now, an SRK-led Film City?

    Is SRK looking at using his immense clout and unassailable perch, to collaborate with the government of Maharashtra on a new film city in Mumbai?

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Mythology of equality

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Mythology of equality

    Is there equality in nature or not? The answer is complex. Nature has no favourites and every plant and every animal has to fend for itself to survive. In that sense, there is equality in nature

  • Rahul Da Cunha: The year the music died

    Rahul Da Cunha: The year the music died

    So, since December last year, I've gone fully retro. I've opted for round black discs. I've chosen revolutions per minute (RPM), I've re-discovered rock and roll on records. I'm a member of two rock Whatsapp groups (one of them, Rhythm House devotees)

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Kuch toh seekho, Bollywood!

    Meenakshi Shedde: Kuch toh seekho, Bollywood!

    I saw Nagraj Manjule's Sairat (Wild, Marathi, with English subtitles) for the fourth time at last week's preview in Mumbai, before it opened last Friday. Twice before recommending it strongly to the Berlin Film Festival

  • Paromita Vohra: The Rules

    Paromita Vohra: The Rules

    Recently, the highly ranked Hindu College, in Delhi University, started a women's hostel. Everyone cheered and few asked why it took the 117-year-old college so long. After all, why single it out? This is the story in so many colleges even in the big cities of India

  • Anand Pendharkar: Coping with summer

    Anand Pendharkar: Coping with summer

    Unlike our cities, fragile flora and fauna has evolved mechanisms to survive harsh climatic conditions

  • Meher Marfatia: Four legs good

    Meher Marfatia: Four legs good

    The antics of animal characters offer kids much more than mere cutesy entertainment

  • Lindsay Pereira: No time for maxims in Maximum City

    Lindsay Pereira: No time for maxims in Maximum City

    Forget old, irrelevant proverbs - what we need is a bunch of new ones that will make sense to the people of this city. After all, when in Bombay...

  • mid-day editorial: The elephant in the newsroom

    It is time for every journalist, whether with print or television or digital to look deep and hard into why allegations of paid news have come up, and think that this is not the first time the media has been accused of being ‘managed.’ Its reputation stands besmirched and there is a loss of credibility when this comes up

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: The saving grace

    Rosalyn D'Mello: The saving grace

    A recent illness taught this columnist that grace is not just about giving care, but also accepting it from loved ones

  • mid-day editorial: VIP or common man, treat them the same

    Here's a tip for ordinary mortals at their wits' end because of the rundown infrastructure of the city — invite an unsuspecting Very Very Important Person (read minister) to experience the same issues. Once this VVIP is put through the same hardship that hundreds of common people have to undergo on a daily basis, it acts like a foot on the accelerator, and that rundown infra may just get the attention and repair it's been begging for

  • Effortless Chic

    Effortless Chic

    It's arguable if Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Amitabh Bachchan's long limbed and lissom daughter has looked any better than now. After all, her sultry radiance has long been a thing of beauty and a joy forever. But what is undeniable is that she has never dressed better