• Onus of a safe Ganeshotsav is on you

    The city is already in high gear for the Ganesh festival beginning from Friday, August 29

  • Gabbana to Shabana

    Gabbana to Shabana

    "I wasn't in the dining table scene because I refused to laugh at my daughter," says Soni Razdan about 'Genius of the Year', the Youtube clip, featuring her daughter, actress Alia Bhatt that’s gone viral

  • Love in verse

    Love in verse

    The Amrita Pritam-Sahir Ludhianvi love story continues to fascinate people, in spite of the passage of time

  • Konkan Railway - a marvel and a failure

    Thirty years ago, the railway ministry first conceived of the Konkan Railway

  • An evening of mega glamour

    An evening of mega glamour

    Not that we are regulars at the Lakme Fashion Week, but even from our vantage point we can see that nothing has become the week-long fashion extravaganza like its new location-the Palladium Hotel

  • Say statue

    A while back, The Guide in mid-day had written about a young illustrator, Garima Gupta, and interestingly, a non-Mumbaikar, who had made a short animation on the Khada Parsi

  • Maharashtra governor was on BJP's radar

    The BJP-led NDA government’s decision about Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan should not come as a surprise

  • Survival tips for a hospital stay in India

    Survival tips for a hospital stay in India

    Hospital stays in India are traumatic. Nothing less. Just like school life, dating, commuting, train journeys and paying taxes in India

  • Learn lessons from antibiotic scare

    Just days after one woman died and 44 took ill after being administered Cefotaxime and Bhabha Hospital in Kurla, reports came in that at least 10 female patients at BMC’s Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar complained of chills and abdominal pain after being injected with the same antibiotics

  • Giving back in style

    Giving back in style

    "We raised Rs 11 lakh yesterday with the support of Karan Johar, Pinky Reddy, Poonam Bhagat Shroff, Sanjay Arora, Sidharth Malhotra and Abu," said Sandeep Khosla, about the event he hosted along with Abu Jani at 'Ashray', the home for children affected with AIDS, which featured Bolly stars Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in Bandra on Saturday

  • Chhodo kal ki baatein

    Chhodo kal ki baatein

    As you know, we all have to pull together to make this a shiny, new country, by shirking off old attitudes

  • Have we lost our sense of humour?

    Have we lost our sense of humour?

    It’s the ultimate irony. As our country gets more laughable, we’re completely losing our sense of humour. Not a day passes when people in power — politics, religion, sport, you name it — unerringly seem to make an absolute fool of themselves

  • Ramayana when it rains

    Ramayana when it rains

    In Kerala, the traditional month of Karkidakam that falls in July and August is associated with heavy rains.

  • Past Forward

    The Rajabai Clock Tower just made me smile. Not only because of its fine recent facelift

  • To each his own: Modus vivendi between Modi and RSS?

    To each his own: Modus vivendi between Modi and RSS?

    Although the assertions of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat about India being a Hindu nation and that all its citizens are Hindus in a cultural sense have long been among the basic tenets of the Hindu nationalist outfit, the reiteration of these old postulates undoubtedly has something to do with the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) assumption of power at the centre

  • Let's hash this out

    Let's hash this out

    # needs an intervention. Now.

  • MNS's boon may be Shiv Sena's bane

    The silence looming over the Shiv Sena and BJP camps over the last month has had a telling effect by way of soured relations within the two-and-a-half-decade-old alliance

  • Democracies do not applaud Singham-style justice

    During the Independence Day weekend I was Shanghaied into watching what could turn out to be the biggest Bollywood blockbuster this year

  • Ridding the news media of its demons

    Ridding the news media of its demons

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s recommendations on media ownership are causing a ruckus within media. A lot of the coverage has been pretty negative. Here are some facts and what the TRAI paper says in that context

  • Politicians must pay up for banners

    Yesterday, this paper ran a front page report about how the Akhil Bhartiya Sena’s Geeta Gawli, also the chairman of the health committee, plastered the walls of the BMC’s headquarters in Fort with illegal posters