The extent of desperation within the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a bilateral series against India showed up in no small measure on Saturday when their chairman Shaharyar Khan told reporters that he was disappointed to hear BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla say that the resumption of India-Pakistan cricket ties is not close at hand
A gang of prime Mumbai divas, many of who happened to be the moms of some of Bollywood's hottest stars, gathered on Saturday afternoon to bring in the birthday of Sheilu Mahtani-Lehr
The Aruna Shanbaug case has highlighted many deep flaws in Indian society. First, hardly anyone has acknowledged the fact that Shanbaug was, in fact, a whistle blower. Nobody has celebrated her courage and martyrdom for a higher cause; she is seen mainly as a rape victim
These days, rather too often, the line between bona fide outrage (which can take many forms, not all of which can be termed reasonable) and effective means to counter or combat what is a wrong, or wrongful action, gets blurred.
Sure, most Bollywood fans must have heard that old, yet famous song, "Aye dil hai mushkil jeena yahan, zara hatke jara bachke ye hai bambai meri jaan" — loosely translating to, "It's tough to survive in this city of Mumbai, you ought to beware and be alert!
No, this is not yet another article on much admired filmmakers who confuse Bollywood with European art house cinema, Mumbai with Chicago, cannot take any criticism, and declare they want to sulk in grand exotic locations, when the market does not indulge them, to that favourite background score of drama queens, 'I will survive!'
What happens when you keep second-guessing? You usually guess wrong. Ask Sonam Kapoor. Sonam Kapoor is a style icon
We can now adopt an animal each, announce the good folks at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. They have just lost Beauty, a young Royal Bengal tigress. This may be a great idea
There was no intimation of a storm when I left home for work. It was only after I hit the Expressway that I spotted the dark, menacing storm, roaring across the highrise-dotted dust plains that separate Delhi from Uttar Pradesh
That religions in India have never had a harmonious equation is like stating a truism
Today, Pakistan will play against Zimbabwe at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Pakistani cricket fans are ecstatic
Forty-five years after the legislature first introduced a controversial amendment, Section 5(2), to the erstwhile Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, giving central and state governments the power to intercept communication, the contentious issue has once again come to the fore
It's a truth universally acknowledged that one cannot be rich enough. Ever. We'd once narrated the story of a clique of high rolling Indian businessmen, who were overheard showing off about their preferred airlines for first-class travel
When the West Indies arrived in Australia for the 1979-80 tour, their first Test series Down Under after 1975-76 (the one in which they got a 5-1 shellacking), they were constantly reminded of that loss through the media
The Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) was planned in the early 1970s
We caught director Farah Khan at the supermarket yesterday. "I'm hosting a small dinner this evening for Sania Mirza, who is a dear friend," said the spunky director and mother of triplets, whose Happy New Year placed her as one of the first women filmmakers in Bollywood's coveted one-hundred-crore club
“Earlier you felt ashamed of being born Indian,” said India’s prime minister to Indians in China but “Now you feel proud to represent the country"
Time and again, the authorities introduce policies to facilitate the development and education of children
"The sari belongs to our couture collection from our book shoot nearly three years ago, just one of those things that was ahead of its time. So when Sonam and Rhea called about Cannes, we said let's bring that out, because if there is anyone who can do justice to a couture garment it's her," said Sandeep Khosla
How would one rank the tragedies in Aruna Shanbaug’s life? What are these tragedies?