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  • Rahul da Cunha: Meddling with medallists

    Rahul da Cunha: Meddling with medallists

    Right, so, the respective Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are fighting over PV Sindhu's roots, each claiming ownership, that she hails from their state. Sakshi Malik has been appointed Brand Ambassador for the 'Beti Bachao' campaign. (I'm recommending that she become spokesperson of the 'Beti bachao politician se' campaign)

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Lord of forgetting

    Meenakshi Shedde: Lord of forgetting

    I had no clue that the city of Bombay (as it was called then) was built on the back of the American Civil War

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Applied Buddha

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Applied Buddha

    Twenty engineering students from a city college are learning to build the world around them with a little help from Buddhist theories

  • Lindsay Pereira: The ugliness of India's sports culture

    Lindsay Pereira: The ugliness of India's sports culture

    Athletes like PV Sindhu are a slap in the face of a country that has never given much importance to anything other than cricket

  • mid-day editorial: Let's court some common sense

    In a significant judgment, the Bombay High Court yesterday lifted the ban imposed on women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai, saying it contravenes the fundamental rights of a person

  • Amit Karkhanis: Proposed surrogacy bill is a demon in the making

    Amit Karkhanis: Proposed surrogacy bill is a demon in the making

    It is unfortunate that the government has missed a historical opportunity to regularise the surrogacy industry and has made it rather regressive and backward

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Ageless wine & memories from Oz

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Ageless wine & memories from Oz

    Like the ravishing full-bodied wines of Australia, memories from the country will survive in the bloodstream long after your return

  • mid-day editorial: Everyone has the right to have kids

    Adraft law that aims to make surrogacy legal and transparent was cleared by the Cabinet yesterday. The Surrogacy Bill, 2016, has been drafted with the aim to protect the rights of both, the surrogate and the child

  • Justice prevails

    Justice prevails

    "When you choose to be sincere in your work ethic, maintaining an extremely high level of quality and standards, and when your integrity is attacked by malicious lies, you know you have to stand up for yourself," says interior designer Sussanne Khan, in response to news that the FIR lodged against her by a client had been summarily dismissed by the High Court of Goa yesterday

  • mid-day editorial: Break the handi, not the law

    Today, as the city erupts in dahi handi revelries, let’s remember to keep safety first, from the human pyramid formations to the traffic on road.

  • Clayton Murzello: Ta-Ta Prakash Palekar, rest in peace

    Clayton Murzello: Ta-Ta Prakash Palekar, rest in peace

    Many are indebted to the former Tata Sports Club secretary, but his contribution to cricket promotion in Vile Parle must not be forgotten

  • Vamping it up

    Vamping it up

    Connor Ball, Tristan Evans, James McVey, and Brad Simpson together make up the popular British boy band, The Vamps.

  • Ranjona Banerji: The best things in life aren't always free

    Ranjona Banerji: The best things in life aren't always free

    Detractors may grumble about what a waste of money the Olympics are, but they are silenced as soon as the world’s best athletes perform

  • mid-day editorial: Don't cop out on whistleblowers

    Like all other whistleblowers, Sundar Singh Jadhav did good by blowing the lid off the kidney racket, but all he has got in return are death threats

  • The new elite

    The new elite

    Along with everything that changes with the advent of a brave new world are the games people play

  • Deepa Gahlot: Do clothes maketh the woman?

    Deepa Gahlot: Do clothes maketh the woman?

    Feminism and fashion need not be foes, but in present times, protesting the tyranny of fashion need not be confined to feminists

  • mid-day editorial: Train your sights on Tokyo 2020

    A Samba performance brought an end to Rio Olympics 2016, but in India, nobody is dancing

  • Rites and rituals of the front row

    Rites and rituals of the front row

    Anyone in the fashion trade will tell you that the best kept secret about Fashion Weeks are the secret rites and rituals involving the front row seats, and which bottoms get to grace them at the shows

  • Fiona Fernandez: Suburban miss

    Suburbs that showcased rich architecture are now pale shadows of their distinct identity

  • mid-day editorial: Put safety on top of the pyramid

    Political parties say they are concerned about Mumbai’s young Govindas but insist that they will not follow the Supreme Court’s recent orders for increased safety during the dahi handi celebrations. The SC has banned those below 18 years from participating in dahi handi formations and has also capped the height of the human pyramids to 20 ft.