• Guess: This Bollywood actor tried to 'set up appointments' in the privacy of his hotel room

    Guess: This Bollywood actor tried to 'set up appointments' in the privacy of his hotel room

    The actor in question’s name has been linked with multiple actresses in the past, some who have featured alongside him in movies; others like this bootilicious older married actress, who is recently in the process of a separation, and younger actresses that he evidently shares a rapport with

  • Fiona Fernandez: Song of the underdog

    A youth choral singing competition conducted by the Mumbai Archdiocese was an exhibition of raw, pure talent minus the tamasha

  • Dharmendra Jore: The scenery-chewing politics of coalition

    Dharmendra Jore: The scenery-chewing politics of coalition

    Whether they go-it-alone or form a united front, Shiv Sena and BJP will have to talk themselves out of the several corners that they have painted themselves in

  • Aditya Sinha: Of book signings and severed heads

    Aditya Sinha: Of book signings and severed heads

    Autographing books at a weekend book fair becomes a lesson in patience and an interesting place to observe types of readers

  • mid-day editorial: Drain the swamp, and let it stay that way

    Now that the fourteenth edition of the Mumbai marathon is done and dusted with, it is time for runners to soak their feet in the hot tub

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Have tongue, will sing

    Meenakshi Shedde: Have tongue, will sing

    In the powerful film Court, directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, the protagonist Narayan Kamble is a Dalit lok shahir, a people’s poet

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Dayanand & Vivekanand

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Dayanand & Vivekanand

    The 19th century saw Hinduism being reframed for two reasons. First was missionary activity that, with its aim of gaining converts, consciously spotlighted aspects of Hinduism that the elite could not explain and found embarrassing

  • Rahul da Cunha: Om Shanti Om

    Rahul da Cunha: Om Shanti Om

    So, Om Prakash Puri has left the building. He’s left his shadow in the abandoned Akashwani Theatre, ex-home of art house movies. He’s left us that pock-marked face, those laser piercing eyes and that subterranean voice

  • Paromita Vohra: Take it easy is the best policy

    Paromita Vohra: Take it easy is the best policy

    As AR Rahman’s MTV Unplugged updated reversion of Take It Easy Urvasi goes viral, it brings back happy memories of how this charming song entered our lives in 1994 and laconically set the pace for so many cultural changes that defined the decades that followed

  • Lindsay Pereira: A nation groped by casual sexism

    Lindsay Pereira: A nation groped by casual sexism

    Blaming the man on the street for the Bengaluru molestation incident is an easy way of absolving ourselves from our responsibilities

  • mid-day editorial: Don't jeer, cheer on the marathoners

    The 14th edition of the Mumbai Marathon is upon us and with the clock racing towards the event tomorrow, most participants are gearing up for the big day

  • Separated at the Kumbh?

    Separated at the Kumbh?

    This picture of two incorrigibly garrulous Punjabi Khatri men, both known for their gargantuan appetites for life and their God given gifts of the gab, will bring a smile to anyone’s face

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Diving deep into the hitherto unknown

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Diving deep into the hitherto unknown

    This year is going to be the one of embracing the rich possibilities of both failure and frugality that lie outside of one’s comfort zone

  • mid-day editorial: Homework is elementary for civic work, dear BMC

    Reports are rife about how the Bombay High Court has restrained BMC from undertaking surface repairs on the Lalbaug flyover until a structural audit of the five-year-old flyover is done

  • Uddhav Thackeray: 'I only have to say mitron as it is equally dangerous'

    Uddhav Thackeray: 'I only have to say mitron as it is equally dangerous'

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray appeared to borrow a leaf from his father Bal Thackeray’s book, when he employed the arsenal of biting wit to demolish perceived political rivals at the launch of industrialist and president of the Samajwadi Janata Party, the multi-faceted Kamal Morarka’s wildlife photography book, Roar: A walk through the wild,’ yesterday

  • Clayton Murzello: The D'Souza who played for Gujarat

    Clayton Murzello: The D'Souza who played for Gujarat

    Khar resident Walter (89), one of the two living members of Gujarat’s first Ranji Trophy final team, recalls the 1950-51 battle vs Holkar

  • mid-day editorial: Road safety is everybody's business

    A year ago, Thane traffic constable Seema Kale reprimanded a Shiv Sena worker. Not only had the party worker violated traffic rules, he had assaulted Kale for performing her duties

  • Masaba Gupta loses 10 kgs, flaunts sexy figure

    Masaba Gupta loses 10 kgs, flaunts sexy figure

    "They have the best vegetarian food I’ve ever eaten," says a newly svelte and glowing designer, Masaba Gupta, about her recent weight loss of 10 kilos which she attributes to a yoga and ayurveda health resort at Pune.

  • Michael Jeh: Handscomb and his je ne sais qoui

    Michael Jeh: Handscomb and his je ne sais qoui

    It’s a brave call to predict the Australian’s stellar career after three tests, but he might finish as one of the best batsmen we’ve ever seen

  • mid-day editorial: Are soldiers being fed empty promises?

    A BSF jawan, deployed along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir, has alleged that our troops are facing “cruelty” as they are served bad quality food and even have to go on an “empty stomach” at times