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  • India must adjust to the rise of China

    India must adjust to the rise of China

    The decision to invite US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at the 66th Republic Day marks out in the clearest terms Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategic outlook

  • Bikers, keep off the JJ flyover

    One more accident on the JJ flyover has claimed the lives of two bikers. Two men were found dead under two cars on the flyover late Sunday night. One of the vehicles was identified as a Mercedes Benz

  • Humanity, an unceasing river

    Humanity, an unceasing river

    Malavika Sangghvi pens a tribute to city political icon Murli Deora

  • BJP, Sena may realign due to desperation

    It is not mere coincidence that soon after NCP chief Sharad Pawar said supporting the BJP government was not an onerous job for his party, the Shiv Sena decided to effect some changes in its panel of spokespersons and relieved MP Sanjay Raut from the job

  • All things heritage

    Disappointing but not entirely unexpected. In a day and age when our country’s, and city’s heritage is under increasing pressure from all quarters, one was hoping that World Heritage Week that is being observed until tomorrow, November 25 would have generated some amount of buzz and awareness from the centre, state and other bodies that have a connect with our heritage, in some form tangible or otherwise. With just a day to go, this as we are discovering isn’t to be

  • Obama on R-Day: What an idea!

    Obama on R-Day: What an idea!

    What a brilliant idea to invite US President Barack Obama to the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi!

  • Let's not forget Australia's poor record too

    Australia’s legendary cricketer Glenn McGrath has called for an all-pace attack to demolish India in the December 4 opening Test of the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Brisbane

  • The maestro with a thousand crystals

    The maestro with a thousand crystals

    Even as Indian artists prepare to commemorate Sachin Tendulkar at the NGMA later this year, that other diminutive and equally talented maestro, Oscar winner A R Rahman, got his own art tribute recently at the unveiling of Mumbai-based artist Sharmistha Ray's 'Maestro'

  • Justice -- A luxury for the rich

    It is very heartening that Indian cinema is nurturing a bright, young generation of talents, who are making socially conscious movies

  • Nat Geo Parsi

    Nat Geo Parsi

    And so I’m sitting in Albless Baug at a Navjote — (for the unintiated, that’s the Parsi thread ceremony to initiate little Perizaads and Khushrus into Zoroastrianism)

  • In a complicated relationship with a book

    In a complicated relationship with a book

    In my college years — the 1980s — a folk art object was very popular amongt all us young girls

  • On insecure Arjuna

    On insecure Arjuna

    In popular understanding, Arjuna is considered the hero of the Mahabharata, primarily because he receives the wisdom of the Gita from Krishna

  • Pawar games begin

    Pawar games begin

    Writing in these columns on October 11, virtually on the eve of the recent Assembly election, I had asked, “Will BJP sweep the stakes in Maharashtra?” The question was posited on the thesis that a four-and-a-half (the ‘half’ being Raj Thackeray’s MNS which has since ceased to be relevant) way split in votes would result in a full majority for any of the parties, more so the BJP, the main contender for power in Maharashtra

  • Cops need to tackle crime, not suppress it

    On Thursday, a tailor who wanted to confess to murdering his best friend was turned away from two police stations, both claiming that the crime didn’t occur in their jurisdiction

  • We, the Pakistani fans

    We, the Pakistani fans

    Cricket is very close to every Pakistani’s heart. When the country is going through a period of great upheaval, cricket has given us some kind of hope

  • Commuters must do their bit to mitigate risks

    On Tuesday, November 18, the Government Railway Police statistics revealed that 13 people died and 13 got injured while in the train, or trying to cross the tracks

  • With clean chits must come transparency

    With clean chits must come transparency

    Cricket may not be India’s national sport, but it’s surely the favourite sport and pastime among the masses

  • Street art must find permanent place in city

    The St+art India Foundation’s almost month-long street art festival, has taken off in Mumbai

  • Sarson ka saga

    Sarson ka saga

    It was a virtual pride of women who assembled on Wednesday morning for the US Consulate Mumbai and the Asia Society India Centre's power breakfast in honour of visiting North Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley

  • Modi at his speech-making best

    Modi at his speech-making best

    I must confess, I did not watch Australian Indians or Indians in Australia or Supreme Overseas Patriots or whatever the technical term is these days, dancing and entertaining each other and us as opening acts for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches in Australia