• Collateral Damage

    Collateral Damage

    The uncoiling of Lalitgate, like some hydra-headed serpent appears to swallow politicians businessmen, cricketers and stars as it grows to mythic proportions before our eyes

  • Dynasty and democracy cannot exist together

    In democracies around the world political parties rarely, if ever, find themselves grappling with the question whether the party is above individuals or individuals are above the party

  • BJP's unstoppable juggernaut is getting a battering from within

    BJP’s juggernaut has hit a major hurdle. The party, which came to power promising change in the name of transparent and non-corrupt governance, finds itself in a tight spot, not only at the Centre but also in Maharashtra, where it is in a post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena

  • Very unsmart Indian cities

    Very unsmart Indian cities

    There is nothing smart about our cities. The Prime Minister and his team have a massive task ahead of them if they are going to make 100 smart cities in the time that they have set for themselves

  • Make an example of Malwani cops

    On Thursday, this paper had reported how a team from the Malwani police had returned empty-handed from the den of hooch seller Francis D’Mello

  • His beautiful sister

    His beautiful sister

    We caught actor Randeep Hooda on his way to the Race Course for a ride on Sunday. "I'm going to pick up the reins after a long hiatus," said the passionate horseman whose rugged physicality and Jat good looks set him apart from his contemporaries

  • Romancing the stone

    Romancing the stone

    A challenge from Charles Correa 30 years ago makes this writer explore the city’s arched splendours

  • The fiddler on the beach

    The fiddler on the beach

    If we take a quick look at the history of Mumbai, we realise that the city today is formed by reclaiming and connecting the seven southern islands of erstwhile Mumbai, viz Colaba, Little Colaba, Bombay, Mazagaon, Parel, Worli and Mahim, to the larger islands of Salsette and Trombay Islands in the north

  • I am 53 going on 60

    I am 53 going on 60

    So yes, I had that non-descript birthday last week. 53. Boring. A neither here nor there age. Not a landmark by any stretch

  • No ordinary love

    No ordinary love

    Much is made of first love. And it is sweet... That awkwardness. That fear of the unknown. That discovery of togetherness

  • Will the real Ashoka please stand up?

    Will the real Ashoka please stand up?

    As a child, like most children, I read about Ashoka in an Amar Chitra Katha comic. I assumed that was ‘the’ truth.

  • Anarkali apne disco chali

    Anarkali apne disco chali

    Like many who work in films, I often get emails or messages from aspiring actors

  • Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer

    As of 2014 Mumbai had 16.4 million Internet users, the highest in India. That means that Mumbai has the highest number of people in India that scream at a box with flashing lights on it every day.

  • Why exam results have been off the mark

    Students are scurrying around in a tizzy as junior college admissions are on. Degree college admissions have closed, but desperate students are still scouring colleges hoping to get admission, even after all the lists are out.

  • Entertainment's big digital push

    Entertainment's big digital push

    Star, Zee, Eros, Shemaroo, and T-Series have been among the top destinations for Indians on YouTube for a long time

  • High time Indian fans watch B'desh in the flesh

    South Africa’s apartheid policy touched a raw nerve and forced the world cricket community to shun them for two decades

  • Smoking hot

    Smoking hot

    According to someone who met Lalit Modi recently at a wedding in Europe, besides being in top spirits the buoyant bon vivant, who appears to be bowling one spinner after another, was extra chuffed about the cigarettes he was smoking

  • The Snowden papers and the Saudis

    The Snowden papers and the Saudis

    The Carlyle Group, one of America’s largest conglomerates closely associated with the Reagan and Bush administrations, was holding its annual investor conference at the Ritz Carlton in New York on September 10. 2001

  • Hospitals must get their priorities right

    Could timely treatment have saved the lives of at least a few of the 106 victims in the Malwani hooch tragedy is the question that was raised by this paper’s front page report yesterday

  • From Dubai with love

    From Dubai with love

    From our Dubai source comes this story about the recent visit of top anchors Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai along with Congressman Shashi Tharoor to the desert state, to participate in a media seminar hosted by the Indian Institute of Chartered Accounts recently