The sense of occasion was overwhelming. A scan of the crowds inside and around the church would make one imagine it was the build-up before Christmas or Easter mass
She was booed when she shed all inhibitions to dance with her husband at a cultural event at her official residence
India made a sharp and strong case for itself last week at the UN when Pakistan raked up the Kashmir issue
The negotiations are over, compromises made, and the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle is slotted tightly. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has a new president!
The centenary edition of the Khushwant Singh Lit fest, which unfolds this weekend and in which we are participating, appears to be a real cracker of a fest
Anant Chaturthi may be over, but the city is still worshipping Ganesha idols made by artisans from across the country as many communities keep idols up to 21 days
How wide people smiled to see you last week. A month-old bundle bravely swaddled in a huge theatre foyer, surely the youngest member of the audience
People say India is chaotic. Yet, what looks like chaos to some, is also an incredible diversity genuinely trying to accommodate different needs, journeys, approaches, contradictions
Now, this no one writes poetry about. Nor prose. No one sings about it. Not Madonna or Beyonce
A minister recently allegedly told scientists in the defence industry to be like rishis. He was referring to the story of sage Dadhichi who gave up his body so that his bones could be used to make the Vajra weapon for Indra, king of the gods
I was back in frenetic Mumbai after a trip out of the country. I got off the flight and took in a breath of the city’s familiar, polluted air
Yesterday, on Gandhi Jayanti, this paper carried a piece about how a woman in labour was forced out of a taxi on her way to hospital by a heartless driver.
Governments, or, to be more accurate, politicians, love to pat themselves on the back while claiming success rather than let people judge their performance. Delivery in our country is not assessed by the masses, but by their masters.
The book loving-luddite in me jumped with joy at the news that book sales, in print, are on the upswing
The state government’s mid-term move to burden distressed people with additional taxes to raise money for drought-mitigating measures smacks of an insensitive approach to fiscal management
Come to think of it, most of our communication with Kangana Ranaut has taken place between Europe and Mumbai!
Syria and Iraq are no longer just a do-and-kill struggle being enacted by extreme radical Islamists in their brutal search for a Caliphate
Today, we mark the International Day of Older Persons. This day was observed for the first time in 1991. Globally, the day is marked by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly
Very close to where I now live outside Dehradun is a construction site for an enclave for “senior living”
Two women constables, who were caught on camera assaulting a girl at Lalbaugcha Raja, have now been suspended