• Break all alliances, let voters choose the best party

    People of the state are confused over the internal fights within the Congress-NCP and BJP-Shiv Sena camps on the issue of seat sharing, when less than a month is left for the state assembly elections

  • Underwhelming Jinping

    Underwhelming Jinping

    Even as the Chinese President left Indian shores, there was a sense of unease that nothing y has really changed between India and China in all these decades

  • Don't give garba a religious colour

    It could be aptly termed one of the biggest ironies of recent times

  • Doors have ears

    Doors have ears

    Wham, bang, damn used to it I am

  • Modi's defence of Muslims -- a little too late?

    Modi's defence of Muslims -- a little too late?

    If some of the recent statements of the saffron netizens and the actions threatened by Hindutva outfits are noted, then it can seem that the hardliners have learnt nothing from the setbacks suffered by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent by-elections

  • Hello, is that Mr daChuna speaking?

    Hello, is that Mr daChuna speaking?

    How rude was this Rahul guy? How was he to know that this particular phone call to him had been the last in the line of many?

  • Let them eat cake

    Let them eat cake

    There is this cliche about how people with less money have bigger hearts. Having lived in a working-class neighbourhood I've found this cliché was often true

  • Violence and Gita

    Violence and Gita

    Mahatma Gandhi found inspiration for his satyagraha or non-violent protest in the Gita. Balgangadhar Tilak on the other hand found in Gita justification of violence if the intent and objective is righteous

  • The hunger games

    The hunger games

    I’m cookless in Mumbai, and drowning slowly

  • Rly clean-up a must, but not through extortion

    Yesterday, this paper carried a report about how the Indian Railways is attempting to get its stations cleaned up

  • Making two media worlds meet

    Making two media worlds meet

    Sevanti Ninan researches and writes on media from a developmental perspective. Some of her books, on satellite television and Hindi newspapers in particular, are path breaking

  • Schools are meant to educate, not make kids beg

    Yesterday, this paper ran a front-page story on Mount Mary High School in Malwani (no connection to the church) asking students to raise Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000 each for the school’s renovation

  • Freedom to inform, not to inflame

    Freedom to inform, not to inflame

    It was appalling, last weekend, to read some of the shameful and most reprehensible comments by Indians and Pakistanis about some Pakistani songs/singers on YouTube

  • By-poll results are a wake-up call for BJP

    The BJP’s poor showing in the by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan is a wake-up call for the party in the forthcoming state elections in Maharashtra and Haryana

  • Two men, two birth-daze

    Two men, two birth-daze

    Readers will recall our sporadic and profoundly frivolous interest in pulp astrology, predicated on nothing more than the fact that often people who seem quite similar share birthdays

  • Will Mumbai have its own Times Square?

    Will Mumbai have its own Times Square?

    Growing up in Mumbai several decades ago, many felt that Bombay’s spiritual home was indeed New York, specifically Manhattan

  • Cops, focus your energies on criminals

    Mumbai Police has once again come under fire for moral policing

  • India - A counterweight to the rise of China

    India - A counterweight to the rise of China

    The report that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be bringing investment offers of over $100 billion is seen as a riposte for Japan’s promise of putting in $35 billion into India over the next five years

  • Green city: Residents show the way

    Yesterday, this paper carried a report about Matunga residents taking over the area under Tulpule Chowk flyover at King’s Circle for beautification

  • The Old Order Changeth

    The Old Order Changeth

    Good to know that the figures contemplated by hunky, deep-sea diving director, Homi Adajania, are to do with the box-office this time