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  • Fiona Fernandez: Gateway to ruin

    The recent idea to open a viewer’s gallery atop the Gateway of India floated by the wise men at the state tourism board spells bad news

  • Dharmendra Jore: Why is the Shiv Sena's regional spirit on the rise

    The Sena feels dwarfed by the BJP but understands that it (BJP) is not very confident of repeating the 2014 show in Mumbai

  • Aditya Sinha: Meek Gandhi vs authoritarian Gandhi

    Aditya Sinha: Meek Gandhi vs authoritarian Gandhi

    As the focus moves to the UP polls, Congress should turn to Priyanka Gandhi, who is a better prospect than her earnest but bumbling brother

  • mid-day editorial: Animal abuse is no petty crime

    From acid attacks on a monkey to the mass poisoning of stray dogs, the last few weeks have seen a spurt in the number of crimes being reported against animals

  • No more star gazing?

    No more star gazing?

    One thing that can be said about the IPL is its consistency

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Burning Troy in Hindi

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Burning Troy in Hindi

    Thane-based translator Arunkumar Sharma labours over the social and political context of words he chooses, when translating 52 modern 20th century English poems into Hindi

  • Anand Pendharkar: A golden carpet welcome

    Anand Pendharkar: A golden carpet welcome

    Indian laburnums are ideal trees for Mumbai City

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Girlie college reunion

    Meenakshi Shedde: Girlie college reunion

    I recently returned from a wonderful girlie college reunion in Goa. We could pick up the threads from wherever we had left off; the intervening decades since our St Xavier’s College days dissolved like mist in May

  • Rahul Da Cunha: High-level bromance

    Rahul Da Cunha: High-level bromance

    I LOVE partnerships between two men or two women. Not business alliances

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Krishna, the wrestler

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Krishna, the wrestler

    When you think wrestling, Krishna is not the first name that comes to mind. You think Hanuman whose saffron images grace the mud-pits of traditional Indian gymnasiums known as akharas

  • Paromita Vohra: 50 shades of purple

    Paromita Vohra: 50 shades of purple

    Before I say anything, let me make full disclosure. I love purple. We found each other in my early teens, and have been often together since

  • mid-day editorial: Time to exercise some control over gyms

    Yesterday, this paper carried a front-page report about a celebrity trainer who has shut down a fitness centre in Bandra. 

  • Lindsay Pereira: Milking the cash cow of politics

    Lindsay Pereira: Milking the cash cow of politics

    Standing for elections is no longer about who is qualified for the job but about finding the money and the right public relations campaign

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Savouring childhood memories

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Savouring childhood memories

    Memories are relished most when they creep up on you, whether it’s with the scent of a familiar flower or the taste of eggs the way mum made them

  • mid-day editorial: Put citizens' needs before ego clashes

    Even as India aspires to become a global superpower, millions of its citizens aren’t even given the dignity of access to a toilet, forced to instead defecate in the open

  • 400 years of Shakespeare

    400 years of Shakespeare

    As reported earlier, next week will see the legendary English actor Sir Ian McKellen, in Mumbai as part of programme put together by the British Council and others to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400 years after his death

  • Clayton Murzello: No mazaa in this Azza flick

    Clayton Murzello: No mazaa in this Azza flick

    ‘Azhar’ is not meant to be a biopic, but cricketing enthusiasts are still likely to be disappointed by the movie’s departure from cricketing facts

  • mid-day editorial: Quit yanking the railways' chain

    Most commuters are quick to complain whenever trains are delayed or halted out of schedule. However, there are also some who have no qualms in causing these very delays by yanking the alarm chain for the most trivial reasons

  • Saga of a dress

    Saga of a dress

    Even before Kate Middleton wore the Anita Dongre breezy, mid-calf, Mughal detail printed tunic to play cricket with Sachin Tendulkar on the first day of her Mumbai visit, the designer had been a nationwide phenomenon

  • Ranjona Banerji: Paradise lost

    Ranjona Banerji: Paradise lost

    Forced to switch on the AC in Dehradun, this columnist ponders on how the hill station too is paying the price for development