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  • Make examples of black sheep in khaki

    On Thursday, Mumbai Crime Branch officials arrested two assistant inspectors and a constable from Sakinaka police station for raping a model inside a police chowkie

  • Tour de Force

    Tour de Force

    Janhavi Acharekar’s novel Wanderers, All brings out the inner conflict and inadvertent drama that characterized Mumbai’s police in the early decades of the last century

  • Hostilities no more

    Hostilities no more

    Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr TCA Raghavan, recently said that there is a need to remove misperceptions between New Delhi and Islamabad for the restoration of mutual trust

  • Taking Mumbaikars closer to the sea

    After a two-year delay, the Maharashtra Maritime Board has finally begun work on the construction of a concrete embankment on a 400-metre patch of the iconic Bandstand promenade

  • Dutt and Khan wow at Tina's summit

    Dutt and Khan wow at Tina's summit

    On stage at Women in the World in New York last night. The entire hall moved to tears by the testimony of a Saida Munya, a Swedish mother whose daughter Fatima left home to join the ISIS," said leading news anchor Barkha Dutt who moderated the opening night discussion at Tina Brown’s sixth high profile Women in the World Summit now playing at New York's Lincoln Center

  • Remember Benaud for his toil as well

    Remember Benaud for his toil as well

    Through the recent death of Richie Benaud, we learned so much more about the man, his cricket and commentary

  • Mumbai needs every green space it can get

    For the past seven months, Mumbaikars have been deprived of one of the city’s largest gardens over a petty ego battle

  • An assault on Mumbai

    An assault on Mumbai

    "I have known (Nana) Chudasama for the longest time. He represents the best of what defined Mumbai as intelligent, inclusive, decent and caring," wrote Tasneem Zakaria Mehta the feisty and internationally renowned managing trustee and honorary director of the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai in a much applauded recent article titled 'When a great city dies' in the Indian Express

  • No clean bill of health for India

    No clean bill of health for India

    Dealing with a few personal health issues, I’ve spent the last few months in and around hospitals in India

  • For true victory, we need answers from BMC

    Activism against Mumbai’s controversial development plan has won, and how. Mumbaikars have not only made all political parties toe the line, but also compelled the Devendra Fadnavis government to scrap the DP

  • A certain sulky swagger

    A certain sulky swagger

    The life of a hack is never dull. Not so very long ago, we found ourselves at the Olive in Bandra discussing the outstanding instances of Hollywood actresses reprising male characters...

  • Scent of a woman

    Scent of a woman

    A few years ago, when Makrand Deshpande’s theatre group, Ansh, had reached a milestone, I had written a personal impressions kind of piece on him for the Prithvi Theatre newsletter

  • Make safety the first priority at swimming pools

    Summer is here and swimming pools all over the city are impossibly crowded. From groups of kids either swimming or learning to swim, to adults looking to cool off and get some exercise in the blazing heat, numbers are up at these pools

  • Bangkok Se Aaya Mera dost

    Bangkok Se Aaya Mera dost

    Like the rest of the nation, we have been eagerly tuned in to listen to the slightly plumper and certainly more rested looking Prodigal Son's first parliamentary speech since his return

  • Urgent: Water transport required for crumbling city

    Imagine you hop on to a catamaran at Borivli and reach Nariman Point in just 40 minutes. You avoid endless traffic jams and a tiring commute. Or, that you board a vessel at Ferry Wharf on the eastern coast and reach Nerul in 30 minutes

  • Dharavi on display

    Barely five minutes into the tour, and we knew that we weren’t their target audience

  • Keep mum

    Keep mum

    Minutes after the Congress Party’s much touted re-launch vehicle for Rahul Gandhi, columnist Ashok Malik tweeted, “My unsolicited, gratuitous advice to both the Congress party and Rahul is the same: Keep Mum.” Pun firmly intended

  • Family planning: Learning from history

    With a population of more than 1.26 billion, India cannot afford to let an issue as essential as family planning get politicised and lose its importance

  • Blind Date. Amateur riding. Gay Soiree

    Blind Date. Amateur riding. Gay Soiree

    What month are you born in?” January. “Ah, you’re horny!” What ... I fume inwardly. Horny! The basest male element

  • We didn't start the fire (You've just stoked our ire)

    We didn't start the fire (You've just stoked our ire)

    I hope all is well this Sunday morning. I’m happy that the Bengalis, the Malayalis and the Punjabis were able to celebrate Shubho Nobo Borsho, Vishu, and Baisakhi respectively without any incidents of violence