• mid-day editorial: Keep your cards close to your chest

    In the last few months, the nation has made a significant shift towards a cashless economy as envisioned by PM Modi

  • Clayton Murzello : The buck should stop with BCCI

    Clayton Murzello : The buck should stop with BCCI

    It is wrong to put the onus only on the CAC comprising Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman to pick the Indian cricket team's new coach

  • mid-day editorial: Kids, beware the Pied Pipers of cult groups

    Recently we saw the unearthing of the cult group Shifu Sunkriti, which has allegedly used hypnotism to lure youth

  • Of flexible spines and half-warrior kicks

    Of flexible spines and half-warrior kicks

    Ever since PM Narendra Modi got the UN to bend to his wishes and declare June 21 as International Yoga Day in 2014, the day has been marked with all manners of epic posturing

  • This is where Virat Kohli, Sanjay Dutt, Sachin Tendulkar go to eat crabs

    This is where Virat Kohli, Sanjay Dutt, Sachin Tendulkar go to eat crabs

    "We are opening Ministry of Crab and can't be more excited to open in the next food city of Asia!" said chef Dharshan Munidasa, the half Sri Lankan

  • Ranjona Banerji: Sportsmanship applies to fans, too

    Ranjona Banerji: Sportsmanship applies to fans, too

    Though India's loss in the ICC Champions Trophy was a shocker, as a fan, one must remember that winning and losing is part of the game

  • mid-day editorial: BMC, don't encroach on Mumbai's patience

    Unable to stop encroachers from gobbling up the city's roads, the BMC will now allow them to eat into taxpayers' money as well. As this paper reported yesterday

  • Mayank Shekhar: What's Hasan got that Minhaj didn't?

    Mayank Shekhar: What's Hasan got that Minhaj didn't?

    How the unpretentious, emotional Netflix stand-up special 'Homecoming King' is the inflection point for Indian-Americans

  • mid-day editorial: Don't be flexible about your yoga teacher

    With International Yoga Day all set to leave Mumbaikars in knots tomorrow, here's hoping that the ancient practice continues to reach and help more people across the world

  • Over the top and in the sky

    Over the top and in the sky

    This weekend saw the NSCI dome taken over for one of the biggest, fattest weddings yet, as Vivek Kothari, son of Prithviraj Kothari, the director of RiddiSiddhi Bullions Ltd with a net worth of over $1 billion, married his fiancé Dimple Mehta

  • Fiona Fernandez: Who moved our gargoyle?

    Fiona Fernandez: Who moved our gargoyle?

    The growing threat to Mumbai's restored heritage and absence of a concrete plan by the civic body to curb this menace is a matter of concern

  • Dharmendra Jore: Will Sena take the bull by the horns?

    Dharmendra Jore: Will Sena take the bull by the horns?

    BJP chief Amit Shah has declared the party's resolve to get rid of crutches that the Sena provides in the state. Will the BJP go solo in the 2019 polls as well?

  • Aditya Sinha: Arun Jaitley for President

    Aditya Sinha: Arun Jaitley for President

    He is perhaps the most acceptable face of the BJP for the Opposition, and presidency will be a historic final chapter for his political career

  • mid-day editorial: Are your alarm bells ringing yet?

    The heat is still on British Prime Minister Theresa May post the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, with victims' families asking hard questions about the blaze

  • An ode to Bandra

    An ode to Bandra

    Absence sure makes the heart grow fonder. This weekend, actor, dancer, comedian and quintessential Bandra boy, Javed Jaffrey, who is currently engaged with the Broadway presentation of Meera Nair's Monsoon Wedding

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: The laughter of women

    Devdutt Pattanaik: The laughter of women

    In Kalidasa's works we hear descriptions of women being invited to the king's garden to sing, dance, play and laugh

  • Rahul da Cunha: Hello, is it me you're looking for?

    Rahul da Cunha: Hello, is it me you're looking for?

    So, I'm faced with a massive problem - a grave telecommunications issue

  • Paromita Vohra: Traditional currency

    Paromita Vohra: Traditional currency

    The Bajrang Sene, an activist group in Madhya Pradesh, is upset about something. It’s not entirely clear what

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Corporatised FTII Flashforward

    Meenakshi Shedde: Corporatised FTII Flashforward

    Raja Andhayug examined the rings on each of his fingers fondly

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The bulge in the middle India

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The bulge in the middle India

    As small town India evolves, will new hierarchies replace the old caste-based social order? Playwright Ashutosh Potdar's just-published collection of four plays provokes a probe into the emerging equations