• City cricket loses jewel in Nirabhai

    City cricket loses jewel in Nirabhai

    Mumbai’s poor start to the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season attracted shock and ridicule all over the country

  • Pakistan needs to stop playing the victim

    Pakistan has plunged into three days of national mourning following the massacre of children and teachers at The Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar

  • The last Christmas

    The last Christmas

    If there was one place we’d have liked to be this Christmas, it would be in Delhi, with Bim Bissell and her family, bringing in the crisp winter morning, clasped in a Punjabi hug of a Delhi we once knew and had loved

  • Attack on kids is a new low

    Attack on kids is a new low

    One can only hope that Pakistan will recover and understand what happened after the ghastly terrorist assault on a school in Peshawar by gunmen belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan on December 16

  • Taxpayers' money is not for personal favours

    While there are so many pressing problems with reference to basic infrastructure in the city, like roads and water shortages, the BMC has been busy buying its Standing Committee chairman six new cars, on an average of one car a year

  • The insane logic of violence

    The insane logic of violence

    It is difficult to find words to express the sheer horror of the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan

  • Saturday Saturday

    Saturday Saturday

    It's going to be a big ticket Saturday this weekend. With two events, scheduled to take place at two different ends of the city simultaneously, both vying to outdo each other in terms of the glamour quotient

  • This day, that year

    This day, that year

    On December 16, two years ago, a horrific incident - that has come to be known as the Nirbhaya Case - took place, that jolted even the most apathetic Indian

  • No place for boorish behaviour in sports

    Hockey India (HI) on Sunday forced the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to review its leniency and suspend two Pakistani players from the Champions Trophy final against Germany for their obscene gestures at the crowd after the visitors beat India 4-3 in a high-voltage semifinal a day earlier

  • Continental shift

    It’s that of the year, again. Of wish lists and awards, of compilations, and critiques of everything in 2014 that deserved a second mention

  • No Lasting 'Vijay' or peace

    No Lasting 'Vijay' or peace

    On December 13 we observed the 13th anniversary of the terror attack on the Indian Parliament, and reaffirmed our resolve to fight terrorism

  • City's lungs are at stake in racecourse club's polls

    The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) goes to elections tomorrow, Tuesday, December 16

  • Cyber crimes and other things

    Cyber crimes and other things

    Described as a dark and edgy cyber thriller, author publisher Amrita Chowdhury's 'Breach' (Hachette) which along with cyber crime expert Vijay Mukhi we had the pleasure of launching on Friday evening at the Crossword Book store appears to be exactly what the publishing industry requires: an intelligent racy informed read, set in Mumbai written by some one who seems to have mastered her subject and craft

  • Hindutva upsurge will tar Modi's image

    Hindutva upsurge will tar Modi's image

    The first phase of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) politics was marked by the targeting of mosques and churches

  • Sir, come back. Country serious

    Sir, come back. Country serious

    Sir, I’ve sent you a telegram. As you head to Kashmir, en route to Korea. We haven’t seen you much in India lately

  • Something like a war

    Something like a war

    When there are wars, rapes are common. The foot soldiers of conquering armies, brutalised by war, rape women in the wake of conquest, and burn the houses of villagers

  • Tale of the dragonfly

    Tale of the dragonfly

    At a recent SynTalk, (those who don’t know this wonderful voice-based enterprise of getting various thinkers of different fields to chat on a concept, please Google it), the renowned astrophysicist Padma Bhushan Sashikumar Chitre narrated the following story that he heard from another astrophysicist, the Nobel Laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

  • Gandhi, Godse and history

    Gandhi, Godse and history

    There was no call, none whatsoever, irrespective of the provocation, for a BJP MP to hold forth on Nathuram Vinayak Godse, the man who killed Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

  • On the other hand...

    On the other hand...

    You can get stared at for a lot of things in India, like hugging your significant other in public, or holding someone’s hand, or having two X chromosomes

  • Despite cinema's makeover, DDLJ's romance still strong

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) to give it its well-known acronym marks 1,000 weeks this week at Maratha Mandir