• Devdutt Pattanaik: Prosecuting the Gods

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Prosecuting the Gods

    Why would the Indian judiciary admit a case where Ram of the Ramayana will be tried for abandoning his pregnant wife in the forest?

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Shaadi.come

    Rahul Da Cunha: Shaadi.come

    So, I’ve been invited to a wedding, a big fat Indian ‘shaadi’, next month. Nothing unusual about that

  • Paromita Vohra: The numbers game

    Paromita Vohra: The numbers game

    There is something about numbers that is presented as superior. For instance, when you say you like something, there will always be some realist, yaniki cynic, who will snort “that’s all ok, but show me the numbers”

  • Lindsay Pereira: State, cops are missing the target

    Lindsay Pereira: State, cops are missing the target

    Whether it's a campaign against spitting or speeding, the authorities spend lakhs without taking their target audience into account

  • mid-day editorial: Why is the vice-captaincy such a secret?

    In an era where there is so much emphasis on leadership, it is ironical that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chooses not to announce Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s deputy for an event as big at the ICC World T20.

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: The madness of waiting for words

    Rosalyn D'Mello: The madness of waiting for words

    We have grown so accustomed to finger-swiping and touch-screen efficacy, that our patience and anticipation have greatly diminished

  • Dharmendra Jore: Who's next in line?

    That's the question going through political circles, after the recent arrest of Sameer Bhujbal and the nod to prosecute Ashok Chavan

  • mid-day editorial: Make the streets safer for women

    Five people suspected of assaulting a Tanzanian woman in a road rage incident were arrested in Bengaluru

  • Happy coupling

    Happy coupling

    Word comes in that Isheta Salgaocar, the bright and pretty daughter of Raj and Dipti Salgaocar, has got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Neeshal Modi

  • Clayton Murzello: Let's not run out the great Vinoobhai

    Clayton Murzello: Let's not run out the great Vinoobhai

    'Mankaded' term chips away at great Indian all-rounder’s sporting spirit which was lauded by Sir Don Bradman of all cricket legends

  • mid-day editorial: Leave the judging to the court

    Celebrations are in order for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, as the Supreme Court will now hear curative petitions seeking re-examination of Section 377, which criminalises sexual activity between consenting adults of the same sex

  • Celebrating Jagjit Singh's legacy

    Celebrating Jagjit Singh's legacy

    “Please remember to call it a celebration not a tribute.” It was renowned singer Chitra Singh bringing us up to speed on the forthcoming two-day Festival organised by the Shri Jagjit Singh Foundation - which she has set up in the memory of the renowned singer - and Perfect Harmony Production on the occasion of her late husband’s birth anniversary

  • Ranjona Banerji: India goes back to 1984

    Ranjona Banerji: India goes back to 1984

    Rohith Vemula’s death is a classic Orwellian tragedy, seen not just in the BJP’s doublespeak, but also the fizzling public outrage

  • mid-day editorial: Let's ensure Murud tragedy isn't repeated

    What was supposed to be a fun-filled day-long picnic at Murud beach in Alibaug turned into a nightmare for a group of students from a Pune college after 14 of them drowned in the sea

  • Mamata, Jaitley and GST

    Mamata, Jaitley and GST

    It’s being spoken about as the wedding of the year and to be sure, the recently concluded nuptials in Kolkata of Sanjiv and Preeti Goenka’s son Shashwat, with Shivika Jhunjhnuwala, not only featured a roster of high profile names in attendance, but even boasted of some big ticket political moves, which might have far reaching implications on the national political narrative

  • Manoj Joshi: J&K's changing political scenery

    Manoj Joshi: J&K's changing political scenery

    The PDP-BJP coalition seems to be crumbling sooner than anticipated, with the passing of Chief Minister Mufti, the glue that held it together

  • mid-day editorial: Let the young live and love sans fear

    Yesterday, this paper carried a front page report on a ‘sting’ operation, that threw up not so surprising results

  • Fitness last?

    Fitness last?

    "It's less than 100 sq ft on a 4 km stretch," said actor, entrepreneur Dino Morea about the removal of his fitness station on Marine Drive, which saw his friend Aaditya Thackeray tweeting an impassioned open letter to various authorities in its support

  • Fiona Fernandez: A day at a living museum

    Bhau Daji Lad museum is proof of the fact that dead spaces can be resurrected

  • Dharmendra Jore: Mumbai legi meri jaan

    There should be no politics over solid waste management, or the city will face a massive crisis