• Paromita Vohra: Optimistic latecomers

    Paromita Vohra: Optimistic latecomers

    The Bombay local was once a symbol of romance - Amol Palekar and Tina Munim sang a romantic song that kept time with their thudding hearts and the train’s steady pace

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Revenge as nobility

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Revenge as nobility

    Before surrendering to the court, the general secretary of the AIADMK party, V K Sasikala visited the memorial of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and struck her palm three times on Jayalalitha’s grave, an act of slamming that observers interpreted as a ritual act, based on ancient Tamil lore of kings, indicating a solemn oath to take revenge

  • Lindsay Pereira: Take the high road and stay alive

    Lindsay Pereira: Take the high road and stay alive

    We revel in our bad behaviour and terrible road sense, but all it does is make our roads more dangerous than they already are

  • mid-day editorial: Hygiene is the most important ingredient

    There seem to be some new and unwelcome additions to the menu at government facilities. Students at a government school in Delhi are recuperating in hospital after they consumed a mid-day meal in which a dead rat was allegedly found

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: A feast for the artist's soul

    Rosalyn D'Mello: A feast for the artist's soul

    It will be hard to leave Goa after it has provided such nourishment for body and soul - the kind of feast that leaves you wanting more

  • mid-day editorial: Focus on healing, not harming

    Buried under poll news was a report about a hospital in South Kolkata’s Ekbalpore area, which was vandalised on Wednesday by an irate mob

  • This was Randhir Kapoor's birthday cake!

    This was Randhir Kapoor's birthday cake!

    We were smiling as we turned the last page of actor Rishi Kapoor’s rollicking tell all ‘Khullam Khulla’ just this morning, when we heard about his elder brother Randhir Kapoor’s big fat party on Wednesday night to bring in his 70th birthday

  • Clayton Murzello: Hope you Garth the point, fellas!

    Clayton Murzello: Hope you Garth the point, fellas!

    Graham 'Garth' McKenzie, Australia's most successful fast bowler on Indian soil, is someone Starc & Co can emulate on their current tour

  • mid-day editorial: What's the price of life? Let's take a poll

    The race to the upcoming municipal elections just got bloody. Unknown assailants shot and stabbed Bhiwandi Congress corporator Manoj Mhatre to his death on February 14. Cops have registered a murder case after Mhatre succumbed to his injuries

  • Ranjona Banerji: Vote now or forever hold your peace

    Ranjona Banerji: Vote now or forever hold your peace

    If you do not seek accountability from our political parties, if you do not stand up for your rights as a citizen, you will get zilch

  • mid-day editorial: Don't trifle with the rifle or women's safety

    It is ironic that the very people who are supposed to protect women travellers, are instead posing a risk to them, even if inadvertently

  • Bal with bubbly

    Bal with bubbly

    Just when you thought his life could not get any more charmed, word comes in that fashion’s favourite enfant terrible, the very pouty, Capital-based designer Rohit Bal, who recently launched his new store, Balance, in Delhi’s Mehrauli, is currently in the heart of France’s Champagne Valley, in the cellars of Dom Perignon in Epernay sampling its finest vintages

  • Mayank Shekhar: Why is Rishi Kapoor so underrated?

    Mayank Shekhar: Why is Rishi Kapoor so underrated?

    When you’re blessed with drop-dead gorgeous looks, and appear so effortless on screen, one might ignore how great an actor you are

  • mid-day editorial: What are we serving the needy?

    The abject apathy with which the government manages facilities for students across the country doesn’t fail to surprise

  • At least he is wearing a hat

    At least he is wearing a hat

    On the face of it, it seems kosher: talks are on to bring the ‘Ultimate Elton: One Night Only’ to India in April 2017

  • Dharmendra Jore: Match-fixings and strange political bedfellows

    Dharmendra Jore: Match-fixings and strange political bedfellows

    Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s calculated praise of UPA has caught his political opponents off guard

  • Fiona Fernandez: Nostalgia on wheels

    Fiona Fernandez: Nostalgia on wheels

    Oozing with fond memories, most of us have had our own rendezvous with the burly beauty called the Ambassador

  • Aditya Sinha: Democracy has 'maid' its mark

    Aditya Sinha: Democracy has 'maid' its mark

    Sasikala was never Jayalalithaa’s maid, but even if she was, electing her would only be proof of a democratic and egalitarian society

  • mid-day editorial: Let's give our girls a fighting chance

    Streaming into the city like rays of sunshine, players from underprivileged areas from all over India are currently participating in the Slum Soccer initiative, a national football championship for men and women who live in slums or on the streets

  • Of politics and pets

    Of politics and pets

    Once all powerful because of her alleged proximity to her father-in-law, the late Sena chief Bal Thackeray, Smita Thackeray, wife of Jaidev, was said to be almost the de facto chief minister of Maharashtra during the Sena-BJP rule