• Why we must not forget Colonel Adhikari

    Why we must not forget Colonel Adhikari

    Colonel Hemu Adhikari figures third in the alphabetical list of Indian Test cricketers after Varun Aaron and S Abid Ali. He deserves a place at the top in terms of contribution to his country’s cricket as well

  • End the Rane impasse, Mr CM

    These days, the sixth-floor office of Industries Minister Narayan Rane at Mantralaya wears a deserted look

  • Enter the SLAM tour

    Enter the SLAM tour

    "The slam tour lent itself so organically to the film Happy New Year," said our friend, the film’s director Farah Khan, about the much talked about SLAM tour of USA and Canada that she has choreographed and will be hosting along with the stars of Happy New Year, her under-production film

  • The 'cultural' face of education

    The 'cultural' face of education

    Once, a man and his daughter were walking down the road. They saw a cow eating a plastic packet

  • Standardise storage in cargo trucks

    A 23-old-taxi driver and a 42-year-old man who was his family’s only earning member were killed on Monday when a black-and-yellow taxi jeep rammed into a flatbed trailer truck near Shivle on Malshej Ghat road

  • Mahindra's private passion

    Mahindra's private passion

    We like happy endings. Ratan Tata studied architecture at MIT and finally got a chance to build the home of his dreams across the water in Alibaug, once he'd retired

  • Stock of laughter

    Stock of laughter

    In the early days of the VCR video cassette recorder, a gadget now extinct enterprising producers used to come up with all kinds of content to sell to people who had invested in expensive players

  • Angry Dhoni must let BCCI do the talking

    It is one thing for Mahendra Singh Dhoni to support Ravindra Jadeja vehemently in the storm that has engulfed the India vs England series

  • This must be the Sena's dying roar

    In a country where xenophobia rages and political sops like concessions and reservations have always been easy substitutes for inclusive growth, the meteoric rise of the Shiv Sena came as no surprise

  • A not-so-happy urban jungle book

    The contrast doesn’t get more in-your-face. It’s a stunning, panoramic view from one of Powai’s high-rises, neon facade lounge bars, where the swish set are enjoying their tipples to the beats of loud Bollywood music

  • Kids can differentiate between myth, legend & history

    Kids can differentiate between myth, legend & history

    First, the disclaimer. I have not read any of Shri Dinanath Batra’s books

  • Skywalk issues must be resolved promptly

    On Saturday, this paper ran a front page report about the newly minted skywalk at Grant Road

  • Master scriptwriter

    Master scriptwriter

    It could be a thrilling plot for a cinematic psychodrama itself. One of the most brilliant screenplay writers the industry has ever seen, someone who has his finger on exactly what the masses want, stops writing scripts one day

  • I am from the Northeast but I am not Mowgli

    I am from the Northeast but I am not Mowgli

    Does the Rajdhani Express go to Assam?” I thought I had heard something wrong. When the question was repeated, I knew I heard it right

  • I, me, myselfie

    I, me, myselfie

    When was the first ever selfie taken? Selfologists reckon that the art of 'shooting oneself' has been practised ever since
    vanity existed

  • Outsourcing kindness

    Outsourcing kindness

    Last Sunday, I found myself in a most intriguing situation

  • Mother Brahmi

    Mother Brahmi

    We often forget that a script is different from a speech. Script is written language while speech is spoken language

  • Dear Sania Mirza

    Dear Sania Mirza

    I understand Mr K Laxman of the BJP informed you a few days ago that you cannot be the state ambassador for Telangana as you are the “daughter-in-law of Pakistan

  • What if Shiv Sena had sought a 'nativist policy'?

    A BJP MLA, K Lakshman, one of hundreds of MLAs affiliated to the party and way down the pecking order, makes a poorly-articulated comment questioning Telangana CM Kalvakuntla Chandrasekar Rao’s decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as the ‘brand ambassador’ of the State

  • Learn to behave, Shiv Sena

    The Shiv Sena was never really a fig leaf-bearing peacenik, but it is certainly breaking fresh ground in intolerance.