• Fortify Wankhede for any crisis

    With nearly 35,000 people expected to attend the October 31 swearing-in of the new Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, and other ministers at Wankhede Stadium in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the venue has already turned into a fortress and been handed over to security agencies

  • Pakistan trending towards collapse

    Pakistan trending towards collapse

    Since 1991, India has pursued a policy of engaging Pakistan, regardless of what the latter has thrown at us — bombs, terror assaults, fedayeen

  • Shame rapists, empower survivors

    The long Diwali weekend was marred by reports of two ghastly rapes in Mumbai. On Saturday, a nine-year-old girl was raped in Wadala, while a 12-year-old was kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered in Govandi (West).

  • Exceptional levels of government control in police transfers

    Were it not for the fact that politicians’ vice-like grip over the power to transfer policemen has always been an elephant in the room, the reply to a recent RTI application by former Chief Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi would have come as a thunderbolt of a revelation

  • Are you being served?

    Being in the business of giving readers the real deal on the food industry, especially when it comes to anonymous reviews of newly-opened restaurant, pubs, bars and lounges, there are occasions when we end up revisiting places only to discover that things have changed swiftly, and at times, for the worse

  • Threat of irrelevance looms over Congress, MNS

    A record 203 candidates of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and 116 of the Congress forfeited their deposits in the state assembly elections

  • Just a selfie

    Just a selfie

    The selfie epidemic is contagious. You will catch it if you have a camera-phone. Nobody is immune from it - from Narendra Modi to Barack Obama to Sonam Kapoor and yours truly

  • Why Wankhede for CM's swearing-in?

    With all this talk that the Wankhede Stadium at Churchgate will host the swearing-in of the Maharashtra chief minister must come a question: Why Wankhede and not a field on which cricket pitches and the outfield don’t stand any chance of damage?

  • Modi comes to town!

    Modi comes to town!

    Can there be any thing more high-powered than a scenario which has Aamir Khan, SRK, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Mukesh and Nita Ambani, and Narendra Modi seated a few feet away from each other in the same room?

  • Gutsy fight for freedom

    Gutsy fight for freedom

    The last few weeks have been incredibly hectic with two major assignments

  • That lamp called my heart

    That lamp called my heart

    As children, festivals were an oasis of indulgence in the dreary journey of normal. A time of excess, especially thrilling for us pre-liberalisation kids

  • Will you vote for my GG Party?

    Will you vote for my GG Party?

    I have strong political leanings. For one year I was on the committee of my building co-operative society

  • Ambiguity on virginity

    Ambiguity on virginity

    Extract from Devdutt Pattanaik's latest book '7 Secrets of the Goddess'

  • Hungover on you

    I often use this column to talk about subjects you may find interesting (“Did Diwali eating hurt your thigh gap?”) or important global issues (“Why Shia LeBouef should play ISIS in upcoming movie”)...

  • The way forward

    The way forward

    Shaheed Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan on October 18, 2007. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Karachi to welcome their beloved leader who was returning to her homeland after eight years of exile

  • Sarita Devi's suspension verdict too harsh

    The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended women’s boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon

  • Anyone thinking about the Oz tour?

    Anyone thinking about the Oz tour?

    When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wanted a grand home farewell for Sachin Tendulkar last season, they invited the West Indies for a two-Test series

  • Don't communalise Sena leader's murder

    In an incident that sparked protests by the party’s activists, a Shiv Sena leader was killed at his residence in Malad on Tuesday

  • A tale of two Delhis

    A tale of two Delhis

    In an evening redolent of another Delhi and like an exotic lotus blooming in a river of saffron, Justice Leila Seth’s book ‘Talking of Justice: People’s Rights in Modern India (Aleph) was launched at the IIC this Monday with a discussion chaired by noted writer and TV personality Sunil Sethi with her son Vikram Seth, the feminist lawyer Vrinda Grover and former solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam

  • The ills of modern cities

    The ills of modern cities

    For the past four months, I have been settling down to life in the foothills of the Himalayas, in a village a few kilometres above Dehradun, after all the hurly-burly of Mumbai