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  • 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

  • Make clean public toilets a priority

    Today, November 19, the world marks Toilet Day. That the world needs a Toilet Day may seem ludicrous to some, but it highlights the importance of hygiene and throws the spotlight on how so much of the world still has no access to this most basic of sanitation facilities

  • Malaysian MP speaks up on human slavery

    There is a taste, a smell to freedom. You and I enjoy it. Many don’t. An estimated 20 to 27 million people are believed to live in slavery around the world. And many of these cases are happening in Malaysia

  • Love on a Mumbai local

    Love on a Mumbai local

    Way back in 1939, V Shantaram had made a film called Aadmi (Manoos in Marathi) about a cop who falls in love with a prostitute and tries to rescue her from her ignominious life by marrying her

  • Give unclaimed bodies some dignity in death

    Unclaimed bodies have been piling up at the four state-run post-mortem centres in the city since January even though the rulebook states that the respective police stations have to dispose of the bodies within 15 days

  • The art of the master blaster

    The art of the master blaster

    Sachin Tendulkar fans have one more thing to look forward to: the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is planning a show in tribute to the master blaster in which ten leading artists have collaborated with him to create art works commending his legacy

  • BJP's majority in assembly raises many questions

    The vote of confidence won by the BJP government in the state assembly last week has come in for sharp criticism and is being looked upon suspiciously

  • Made in India

    Unless it’s glitzy brands or a swish venue, chances are that most of us tend to gloss over ads for handloom and handicrafts that appear in our dailies

  • Elections in Kashmir

    Elections in Kashmir

    In ten days, Kashmir will go to polls. Do you hear the silence? It’s the silence of the old commentariat... those international opinionists who would exude scorn at any kind of democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir because of their own biases

  • Parsi community needs to adopt inclusive approach

    Jiyo Parsi, a Government of India supported scheme to arrest the decline in population of the Parsi Zoroastrian community in India, launched its advertisement campaign a week ago, with a conference held at the Cama Oriental Institute

  • BJP-Congress tension will hurt reforms

    BJP-Congress tension will hurt reforms

    It has long been said that the economic reforms are irreversible. Moreover, the Left claims that both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are on the same page on this subject since they both pursue what the Communists call “neo-liberal” policies

  • That number game

    That number game

    What is a human being in the world except a body? Given to us with birth, its senses help us make sense of the world; once it is done with, we are no longer in the world

  • A craze for Angrez?

    A craze for Angrez?

    I’ve danced around the idea of making a movie for much of my adult life. Many impediments have held me back

  • Divinity in the food chain

    Divinity in the food chain

    Have you noticed that Shiva rides a bull and Parvati a tiger? In nature, tigers eat bulls. Have you noticed around Ganesha a snake and a mouse? In nature, snakes eat mice

  • Sick to my stomach

    Sick to my stomach

    Early last week I woke up with a fever, a blocked nose, a raw throat and a tummy that ran like a motivated Ethiopian.

  • Mudgal report must propel complete action

    It is credibility crisis time for cricket once again as the spotlight has turned to match-fixing.

  • Is Nehru merely a mascot of Dynasty?

    What is it about hundred, hundred-and-twenty-five or hundred-and-fifty years that gets us so excited about individuals and events?

  • Beyond cricket

    Beyond cricket

    The idea was to get into a sport that had a low cost of entry

  • Beef up bureau to trace missing kids

    Today, on Children’s Day, November 14, there has been a slew of events planned for kids right across the city

  • The Greenway Project

    The Greenway Project

    Yesterday, we carried an item on actor-producer John Abraham's pride in his father Abraham John and brother Alan and the work undertaken by their architectural firm Abraham John Architects