• Meenakshi Shedde: Grabbing the audience

    Meenakshi Shedde: Grabbing the audience

    I attended the Mumbai previews of two superb indie films, that were theatrically released elsewhere in India earlier - Suman Mukhopadhyay's Asamapta (Incomplete, Bengali) and Lijo Jose Pellissery's Angamaly Diaries (Malayalam)

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The Party is still on

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The Party is still on

    A play written in 1975 by Mahesh Elkunchwar has been revived by director Aniruddha Khutwad in 2017. When the playwright labelled it unfair and uni-dimensional, why is a new director attracted to the script?

  • Lindsay Pereira: Bura na maano, Indian culture hai

    Lindsay Pereira: Bura na maano, Indian culture hai

    We live in a country that uses religion to divide and harass. Can you find a single festival that doesn't cause pollution of some sort?

  • mid-day editorial: Nipping goondaism in the bud

    The outpouring of outrage notwithstanding, it's hardly surprising that the Member of Parliament who brutally assaulted an Air India staffer on Thursday is from the Shiv Sena

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Sorority of the solitude seekers

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Sorority of the solitude seekers

    Though no one may be writing books about us rejecting the ‘norms of the society’ to live independently, we all exist on the same page

  • mid-day editorial: No dramas in Dharamsala, please

    Although Australia's cricket captain Steven Smith insists this edition of the Border-Gavaskar series is played in the right spirit, he doesn't have too many backers

  • A different Sri-Sri experience

    A different Sri-Sri experience

    We have always felt that as a society we do not do enough to give back to our armed forces who defend the country often in the most difficult of circumstances

  • Clayton Murzello: You did well out there, Rahane

    Clayton Murzello: You did well out there, Rahane

    Ajinkya Rahane's alacrity in trying to pacify Ishant Sharma during the fast bowler's clash with Matt Renshaw at Ranchi was commendable

  • mid-day editorial: Don't let the protectors turn bullies

    The newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, had pledged to stop harassment of women in the state as part of the BJP's pre-poll promises

  • Ranjona Banerji: The miserable lot of the right wing

    Ranjona Banerji: The miserable lot of the right wing

    No matter how many elections and fans the right wing wins, it will remain unhappy and whine about those who hold different beliefs

  • mid-day editorial: Give Mahalaxmi a new lease of life

    The green emerald of SoBo has a little more shine now, thanks to recent reports that the Shiv Sena’s plans to convert the Mahalaxmi racecourse into a theme park may not materialise at all

  • Crabs with Jackie and Co.

    Crabs with Jackie and Co.

    Monday night saw us break bread and many large crabs along with a glittering guest list at the pop-up dinner by the handsome Sri Lankan-Japanese chef Dharshan Munidasa

  • Mayank Shekhar: Govinda and his bhajiya talo-ing

    Mayank Shekhar: Govinda and his bhajiya talo-ing

    Why we totally admired and adored this rare combination of a charismatic star, and a robust comedian on screen, back in the '90s

  • mid-day editorial: Let's not behave like beasts at the zoo

    The newest entrants to Byculla zoo, the Humboldt penguins, have attracted a large amount of public attention

  • Young Turks and the Birla singing gene

    Young Turks and the Birla singing gene

    At the recently concluded high-profile conclave in Mumbai, apart from the politicians and A-list industrialists who spoke, the occasion witnessed the presence of many young Turks and business leaders from Gen Next in the audience

  • Fiona Fernandez: Wake up and smell the cafe

    Family-run community eateries need Gen-Next to insure their survival and ensure it stays relevant in today's competitive times

  • Dharmendra Jore: Just like Uttar Pradesh, Yogi can do it for Maharashtra as well

    The Opposition has disrupted two weeks of proceedings in the state legislature over their demand for a loan waiver, citing the assurance to UP farmers

  • Aditya Sinha: Being Muslim in the Yogi yuga

    Aditya Sinha: Being Muslim in the Yogi yuga

    It hasn't been the best of times for Indian Muslims and now, in the age of Modi and Yogi, things aren't likely to improve

  • mid-day editorial: Doctors need an antidote against violence

    Doctors from across Maharashtra were out in full force at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on Friday afternoon, protesting against violence meted out to them

  • Hearts and bones

    Hearts and bones

    When SRK speaks about the lengthening shadow behind every legend, it is not a myth