• Ranbir's lucky mascot?

    Ranbir's lucky mascot?

    She's always been legendary for her grace and style, and so when the matriarch of Bollywood's first film family, Krishna Raj Kapoor made a rare public appearance at the DY Patil grounds for an ISL game on Saturday, naturally it was a standout moment for all

  • Whispers in the dark

    So you want few sleepless nights as a newly minted parent?

  • Congress in self-destruct mode

    Congress in self-destruct mode

    Perhaps the awareness about the irredeemable nature of the Congress’s political fortune persuaded Prithviraj Chavan to let the cat out of the bag

  • Stars from another sky

    Stars from another sky

    Last week Saif Ali Khan wrote in a national daily about his family’s history of love marriages across community, the open-ended religious upbringing of his children, the need to respect choices and diversity

  • 'Timepass' in the toilet

    'Timepass' in the toilet

    My favourite place in a multiplex theatre is the men’s toilet. No no, it’s not what you think

  • Thou shalt include the queer

    Thou shalt include the queer

    So the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church, has opened the conversation on being more accepting and inclusive of gay people and gay marriages

  • Clean India won't happen till it's forced

    Clean India won't happen till it's forced

    Last weekend I was in Ranchi, a small, uncluttered Chota Nagpur town that has transmogrified into the overpopulated, cluttered and noisy capital city of Jharkhand. Ranchi was and remains a one-street town-turned-city

  • Clear all hurdles before announcing new projects

    Whenever new infrastructure projects are announced, Mumbaikars are skeptical about dates of completion and many scoff cynically about the probability of a particular project ever being completed. The doubt comes with good reason

  • Grow up, India

    Grow up, India

    Who is Kailash Satyarthi? That is the question most Indians asked when he won the Nobel Peace prize along with Malala Yousafzai earlier this month

  • Make booths accessible for elderly, disabled

    With polling day over, the wait for the next Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra begins. Counting days are on and the result is expected on Sunday

  • When Modi made his moves in the US

    When Modi made his moves in the US

    There was more to Narendra Modi’s visit to the US than the razzmatazz of Madison Square Garden and Central Park

  • Getting inked should be non-negotiable

    We need to keep up concerted awareness drives and constant hardselling about the need to vote, as awareness is the first step to changing attitudes towards voting

  • Shaina spotting

    Shaina spotting

    'It's a bird, it's a plane, wait it's Shaina NC!' This could well have been the anthem that greeted the impassioned BJP leader, as various bystanders reported sightings of her from all over Mumbai yesterday, urging Mumbaikars to exercise their franchise

  • Realty factor

    We are a group of members in minority. The Society is going for redevelopment. In spite of bonafide submissions being made by us, the Managing Committee is not taking into consideration our submissions. Please advise what should be our line of action? 

  • Indian sport must have the right mentality

    It will be over-the-top to say that one player merely reading a book on the mental aspect of sports helped India beat Pakistan to a hockey gold medal at the recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea recently.

  • Focus on the causes, not recipients

    Focus on the causes, not recipients

    What was more exciting for India? That an Indian was a joint recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize (with Pakistan) or the chance to use your politics to slam the winners and find as many reasons as possible to prove that these winners were unworthy?

  • A grand inauguration

    A grand inauguration

    A few days ago we had mentioned how the Ambani-run Reliance Foundation was leaving no stone unturned to make the Harkisandas Hospital in Girgaon, said to be one of Nita Ambani's dream projects, a world-class institution and one of the foremost in the city

  • Capturing the American mindspace

    Capturing the American mindspace

    The real clout of a country in foreign affairs doesn’t come from being able to check or pressure adversaries and buy friends through trade and aid. It comes from the ability to assimilate their interests into your own in such a way that you can shape their policy. Indeed, to go a step further, to get into their minds.

  • Embrace Gandhian values in everyday life

    Rahul David is not the misspelt name of a cricketer, nor is he a celebrity in any respect, except in the lives of those who come across him regularly in south Mumbai.

  • Another Mody rises?

    Another Mody rises?

    With his win of the Pune Derby on Sunday for the second time running when his horse Quasar rode off with the coveted cup, and following on the hooves of the success of his filly Nozipho in Kenya earlier this year, silver-maned gaming tycoon Jaydev Mody is on a winning streak