• What empowerment is really about

    What empowerment is really about

    Women are very prickly about patriarchy. And there is something about a video on women’s empowerment doing the internet rounds starring film stars and models amongst others that reeks of patriarchy

  • Move-on time for Mumbai cricket

    Sandeep Patil’s resignation as chairman of Mumbai Cricket Association’s senior selection panel came as a surprise considering that the former Indian batsman and current chief national selector quit for the second time in two years

  • All Fools' Day

    All Fools' Day

    Yes, today is All Fools' Day and we will today, as we have every day before it, get on foolishly with our lives in this foolish city in this foolish country, in this foolish world, as we have always done

  • Power play over Iran

    Power play over Iran

    The news from Lausanne is confusing. But that is only to be expected in the complex endgame that is being played out between the P5+1 and Iran over the latter’s nuclear programme

  • Government must be able to think differently

    Yesterday, this paper ran a two-page photo feature on the State Paralympic Games held at the Dharavi Sports Complex in the city, under the headline: ‘Fable of Able’

  • Journey of a thousand miles

    Journey of a thousand miles

    "I knew 'Queen' is a special film, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would get me an award from the government of the country"

  • On Sena turf, it's do-or-die for Rane

    By-polls attract attention only when big names are involved. In Maharashtra’s recent political history, the last by-elections people watched with excitement featured Narayan Rane, the Shiv Sainik-turned-Congressman

  • Mumbai must move up the list

    Last week, two bits of news came as a shot in the arm for city lovers, heritage buffs, and anybody who wishes that Mumbai retain its original fabric and character despite it appearing as a daunting, if not Herculean task

  • Lee-way may not be our way, but we could learn

    Lee-way may not be our way, but we could learn

    On Sunday, Singapore bid a final goodbye to its founder and much-admired leader Lee Kuan Yew

  • Let's make a racket about Saina

    Saina Nehwal is standing atop badminton’s Mount Everest as world no 1 women's player, taking great gulps of oxygen. She summitted when Carolina Marin of Spain lost her India Open semifinal at the Siri Fort over the weekend

  • What, men,  why men?

    What, men, why men?

    What men, why you attacking us, men? What my fader did to your fader, huh? Accha, you tink I’m being paranoid about us Catlicks being targeted?

  • Are you a homo-wife?

    Are you a homo-wife?

    An acquaintance of mine, good-looking middle class gay man, is getting married

  • Think


    Rishi Kapoor was my first movie star crush, the first poster inside my cupboard. There was something light and fun about Rishi Kapoor on screen

  • Bollywood as a minority

    Bollywood as a minority

    When people talk about Indian cinema, almost invariably, Bollywood is the elephant in the room, squishing all other Indian cinemas under its considerable weight

  • Why India Lost

    Why India Lost

    It has come to my attention that many in India are labouring under the assumption that India lost the World Cup semi-final because sport is a thing of vagary

  • How we can make a gift of life

    Yesterday, the city marked Maharashtra Organ Donation Day. It is a day that is not on everybody’s radar, and yet, there were sporadic initiatives around the city to debunk the myths surrounding organ donation

  • mid-day analyses Team India's ICC World Cup campaign

    mid-day analyses Team India's ICC World Cup campaign

    As dust settles on India's World Cup campaign, Men in Blue and their fans should look back on the '7-1' scoreline with pride; it's a reminder of the team’s ability to make courageous comebacks

  • Fighting misogyny

    Fighting misogyny

    I recently saw a very powerful play, Jan Se Mann Ki Jai Ho, on the plight of women in India and around the world

  • Attacking Anushka is just not cricket

    After India’s loss to Australia in the World Cup semi-final, there have been plenty of Twitter taunts and WhatsApp jokes, and social media is abuzz with posts both backing and panning the Indian team

  • Saving Private Anushka

    Saving Private Anushka

    Perhaps the most insidious form of Indian misogyny is blaming Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's lack of performance in yesterday's match