• Your smile, my tail

    Your smile, my tail

    When Hanuman returned from Lanka with a burned tail, and recounted his adventures, many monkeys of Kishkinda burst out laughing

  • Bring in the real Ashoka

    Bring in the real Ashoka

    Kolkata is touted as the City of Joy while Mumbai has been relegated to the City of Dreams

  • Let's give our athletes a sporting chance

    Yesterday, this paper carried a front-page report about Mumbai-based swimmer Virdhawal Khade, who holds national records in several categories, struggling to raise money to compete in the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, next month.

  • Glitzy Kolkata now looks tacky and tired

    Glitzy Kolkata now looks tacky and tired

    Sir Stuart Saunders Hogg didn’t quite have native shoppers in mind when he built Kolkata’s New Market in 1874.

  • That's write

    That's write

    Calligraphist Achyut Palav’s recent book ‘Kitta’ finds beauty in the harmony of the Devanagari script

  • Crime but no Punishment

    Crime but no Punishment

    Netas, bureaucrats and other sundry rulers are notoriously hard to bring to book; their power, money, position and connections protect them

  • Check corruption in PSUs to stem losses

    Yesterday, this paper had highlighted how the senior staff, depot managers and bus conductors were conniving and causing losses running into crores to the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), and had also exposed alleged irregularities in a tender related to the auction of scrap

  • Hot gig with Coldplay

    Hot gig with Coldplay

    "He's a really cool guy, funny as hell, and with a big heart." It was rockstar activist and one half of the film industry's most successful music makers, Vishal Dadlani, telling us about his serendipitous gig with (gulp) Coldplay's Chris Martin at Delhi's Summer House, on an ordinary Wednesday night which has been since described as 'surreal,' 'ape shit,' 'holy shit' and 'para para paradise' by ecstatic fans of both men

  • City cricket needs men like late Sardesai

    City cricket needs men like late Sardesai

    A new chapter opens in Mumbai cricket with the appointment of Chandrakant Pandit as coach of the Ranji Trophy team

  • Art that Mumbai can draw inspiration from

    Of late, there has been a great deal of concern over the number of dead rain trees in the city

  • Recipes for life's feast

    Recipes for life's feast

    Readers of this column will know that our childhood was spent in Juhu and that our family shared a close friendship with our neighbours, the famous Khans of Juhu

  • The heights of suburban life

    The heights of suburban life

    Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them, said the American writer William Vaughn

  • Day-night Test cricket worth a try

    That cricket, in many ways, is not truly governed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) was proved yesterday, when the ICC congratulated Australia and New Zealand for their decision to play a day-night Test with a pink ball at the Adelaide Oval this November

  • Get well soon

    Get well soon

    "He is actually my Tauji, my father's 92-year-old eldest brother," said Barkha Dutt, when we called her yesterday to enquire about the health of the person she calls her 'favourite person in the world', who is currently battling for his life in an ICU in Delhi

  • Game, set and match for Mumbai

    Watching a match being played on the well-manicured courts of Wimbledon be it on television or if you’re lucky, live action, has a charm of its own. Any lover of tennis will vouch for it

  • Women on the verge

    Women on the verge

    About four years ago, actor-producer Dharmendra Gohil did a show of a Gujarati play called The Waiting Room, written by Prayag Dave and directed by Dhiraj Palshetkar

  • It's time to level the playing field

    Yesterday, this paper featured a one page photo feature on physically-challenged sportspersons competing at a swimming meet at the Mahatma Gandhi Swimming Pool in Dadar

  • 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