• Aditya Sinha: NE for Never Ending acronyms

    Aditya Sinha: NE for Never Ending acronyms

    Here are some acronyms a la PM Narendra Modi, whose overriding contribution to the nation has been a stream of pithy catchphrases

  • Paromita Vohra: Baharaon phool barsao

    Paromita Vohra: Baharaon phool barsao

    You know that purple zinnia? Daisy? Whatever - the purple flower on Facebook? Last year, when it briefly appeared I never knew what it stood for

  • Rahul da Cunha: Who let the dogs out?

    Rahul da Cunha: Who let the dogs out?

    So, as the BMC mercilessly hacks trees, and the BJP government, completes three years of 'Acche Din', I wonder, if our CEO at all feels he's heading a Banana Republic

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Unstoppable at Cannes

    Meenakshi Shedde: Unstoppable at Cannes

    I've been to the Cannes Film Festival three or four times. The first time, I was on the FIPRESCI International Critics' Jury at Cannes in 2001, the second time as International Cinema Programmer to the Mumbai Film Festival in 2009

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Male verbs and female nouns

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Male verbs and female nouns

    In his speech at an industrial conclave, a very reputed and successful businessman said that an entrepreneur needs to know when to create like Brahma, when to sustain like Vishnu and when to destroy like Shiva

  • Lindsay Pereira: Hit the streets, learn a lesson

    Lindsay Pereira: Hit the streets, learn a lesson

    The young and old don't stand a chance in an environment where the act of getting onto a bus or train is fraught with all kinds of dangers

  • mid-day editorial: Nobody can win when a life is lost

    When did winning an argument become more important than the sanctity of life?

  • This is what Shah Rukh Khan and Brad Pitt bonded over

    This is what Shah Rukh Khan and Brad Pitt bonded over

    By now everyone has heard about the epic meeting of two of the planet's best looking and completely opposite male hunks: motor mouth Shah Rukh Khan and monosyllabic Brad Pitt

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Who said solo travel is lonely?

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Who said solo travel is lonely?

    Travelling solo doesn't have to mean being alone; if anything, owning your solitude helps you make new friends and memories

  • mid-day editorial: Tourists don't pay to be taken for a ride

    An otherwise perfect Europe tour was ruined for 36 passengers after they decided to go to a local mall in Rome in the last few hours of the trip

  • Philistines ahoy!

    Philistines ahoy!

    Shabana Azmi is not the only one who has spoken out about the unease felt about the Cannes Film Festival and the French Riviera becoming a fashion red carpet

  • Clayton Murzello: Making a pitch for cricket drama

    Clayton Murzello: Making a pitch for cricket drama

    Ahead of the release of Sachin: A Billion Dreams, the writer zeroes in on five anecdotes that would have made fine scenes on film

  • mid-day editorial: 600 years of FGM must end today

    Even as the hearing on the issue of triple talaq is on, in some more heartening news for women, Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi has offered her support to the cause of eliminating of female genital mutilation (FGM)

  • Yes they Cannes!

    Yes they Cannes!

    Jewellery designer and social diva Queenie Singh, has been living it up in the Cote D'Azur this past week

  • Ranjona Banerji: Systemic corruption is our reality

    Ranjona Banerji: Systemic corruption is our reality

    There are enough examples of nefarious deals in the government, but talking about it would be anti-national and, bizarrely, 'pro-corruption'

  • mid-day editorial: Now, let's take pride in quality in LGBT films

    Kashish, Mumbai's Queer Film Festival opens today. The annual Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) movie event is now in its eighth edition and has become a fixture on the film circuit in the city

  • Here's why Swati Piramal is no ordinary Mumbaikar

    Here's why Swati Piramal is no ordinary Mumbaikar

    It's not every day that you come across someone from Mumbai in a hat and gloves, managing to make it look not only authentic, but erudite too

  • Aakash Chopra: IPL 10: Looking back and forward

    Aakash Chopra: IPL 10: Looking back and forward

    The newer Indian and overseas players in the IPL have started taking centre-stage and it will reflect in the next season's auction, too

  • mid-day editorial: Let the shopkeepers pay for their actions

    A shopkeeper in Ulhasnagar had the opportunity to teach two kids right from wrong when they stole a chakli from his store

  • 'The Meera Gandhi Show' is about health, happiness and joyfulness

    'The Meera Gandhi Show' is about health, happiness and joyfulness

    From her perch as one of Mumbai's leading socialites to her similar role in New York, philanthropist, entrepreneur and intrepid traveller, Meera Gandhi appears never to let the dust settle under her restless feet