• Clayton Murzello: Farewell to a press box stalwart

    Clayton Murzello: Farewell to a press box stalwart

    Englishman Ted Corbett, who bid goodbye to life and cricket last week, wrote with style, grace and passion for readers the world over

  • mid-day editorial: Take away the power from electricity mafia

    Experts have predicted that illegal theft of electricity will only increase in the next few weeks as the festive season approaches

  • From Zero to Hero

    From Zero to Hero

    "I try and never say no to a young director whose approach and ideas I like. If they ask me to act in their film, I don't like to disappoint them," says actor Jackie Shroff whose short feature 'Shunyata' directed by Chintan Sarda we had the privilege

  • Ranjona Banerji: Ask no question, hear no lies

    Ranjona Banerji: Ask no question, hear no lies

    Two days after the Gorakhpur tragedy, the UP CM ordered the police to prepare for a 'grand' celebration for Janmashtami - go figure!

  • mid-day editorial: An overhaul, not repair, is what MU needs

    Prior to their exams, countless people have nightmares of reaching the exam centre late. For students of S H Kelkar College in Devgad, however, this nightmare came true on August 9

  • Amitabh Bachchan helps to clean Versova beach

    Amitabh Bachchan helps to clean Versova beach

    Images of Amitabh Bachchan on Versova Beach this Sunday when he'd dropped in to commend and offer support to Afroz Shah, the man spearheading what is now known as the world's biggest beach clean-up, was by any measure a rousing sight

  • Mayank Shekhar: Did courts murder Dhananjoy?

    Mayank Shekhar: Did courts murder Dhananjoy?

    On August 15, 2004, a man was hanged in Kolkata for rape and murder; last Friday, a Bengali film brilliantly reopened that case

  • mid-day editorial: Keep a flow of info to drown the Blue Whale

    The Blue Whale has claimed one more life in the country. A Std X student from West Bengal's Anandapur town in West Midnapore district is the sickening game's latest victim

  • Her father's daughter

    Her father's daughter

    We caught up with young Birla scion, Ananya Birla, daughter of Kumar Mangalam and Neerja, who has just released her second original track Meant To Be

  • Fiona Fernandez: Can we switch on the real lights?

    Fiona Fernandez: Can we switch on the real lights?

    In a city where civic woes continue to be ignored citing shortage of funds, the lighting pyrotechnics at the BMC and CST buildings are an avoidable extravagance

  • Dharmendra Jore: Hum saath saath hai

    Dharmendra Jore: Hum saath saath hai

    Both the Sena and BJP get to keep their tainted ministers in the CM's cabinet, thanks to a seemingly scripted team effort by Uddhav Thackeray and Devendra Fadnavis

  • Aditya Sinha: 70 years of hate is far too much

    Aditya Sinha: 70 years of hate is far too much

    Like India, my aunt turns 70 this year, and it's just as hard to understand her illogical perception of Muslims as fifth columnists

  • mid-day editorial: Put safety on top, this dahi handi

    Even as the nation celebrates Independence Day tomorrow, dahi handi pyramid formations will take over the city, with just the festival falling on the same day

  • Paromita Vohra: Rights versus copyrights

    Paromita Vohra: Rights versus copyrights

    Last week, archive.org, a non-profit website, found itself blocked in India by government order

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: You've got mail. And a book

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: You've got mail. And a book

    Around the release of his 12th book, Pune mailman Dharmpal Kamble, promises to continue acquainting readers with Maharashtra's literary icons

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Can you kill your son?

    Meenakshi Shedde: Can you kill your son?

    Marathi cinema is often streets ahead of Bollywood, both in content and narrative treatment

  • Rahul da Cunha: Misogyny and multiplex mandatories

    Rahul da Cunha: Misogyny and multiplex mandatories

    So, in two days we will be celebrating our 70th Independence Day

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Guru of gurus

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Guru of gurus

    Datta, the son of Atri and Anasuya, is considered Adi Guru, the first teacher. He is visualised as under a banyan tree with a cow (who provides) and four dogs (who protect), while he enlightens

  • Lindsay Pereira: Girls should only stay indoors

    Lindsay Pereira: Girls should only stay indoors

    It's easy to blame ministers in North India for their misogyny, while conveniently ignoring how we treat women in our own cities

  • mid-day editorial: Stars should shine their light on real issues

    Prateik Babbar, son of the late Smita Patil and actor-politician Raj Babbar, has spoken about marking one year of staying clear of drugs