• Barkha Dutt's toughest stint

    Barkha Dutt's toughest stint

    "It's perhaps the toughest thing I’ve ever done. I'm not a 'writer' in that sense," says our friend, Barkha Dutt, who by any standards has done some pretty tough things in her life

  • Modi vs terror

    Modi vs terror

    What's with Prime Minister Narendra Modi? In the past two weeks, in various speeches, he has raised the standard of combating terrorism

  • Kudos to Khandala's young heroes

    There are several lessons we can learn from Sunday’s accident on the Pune-Satara Highway, in which two luxury buses collided head-on, killing one and injuring 45

  • What do Indian Muslims want to hear?

    What do Indian Muslims want to hear?

    Actually, nobody quite knows the answer to that question. And presumptions have led to riots, misplaced priorities and disaffection of millions

  • Don't see red over pink ball

    History will be made on Friday when the Adelaide Oval in Australia hosts the first ever day/night cricket Test against New Zealand

  • Ministers or babus: Who will have the last laugh?

    The BJP government has realised, in a year of governance, that the bureaucracy can make or destroy its fate

  • Bandra shows the way

    Bandra shows the way

    By the time you read this, the 400th anniversary celebrations for the Church of St Andrew would have been flagged off on the grounds of this historic church in Bandra

  • His cheerful jolly self

    His cheerful jolly self

    This takes our breath away. Sources say that Peter Mukerjea was his cheerful jolly self and the picture of equanimity, when they met him over drinks in Goa recently

  • Mera video mahan

    Mera video mahan

    People should leave Pahlaj Nihalani alone. I have not felt as relaxed and calm in a very long time, as I did when I saw the video Mr Nihalani has produced to praise Narendra Modi.

  • Colombo diary

    Colombo diary

    Hulk. Smash! Big Hulk smash. Smash y It is always a pleasure to return to Sri Lanka. I was attending the second International Film Festival Colombo, that was held from November 6-11.

  • Two endings of the Gita

    Two endings of the Gita

    The elections in Bihar remind us no matter what the liberal elite and media intellectuals may think India/Bharat wants, the electorate has something else in mind.

  • Je Suis Indian?

    Je Suis Indian?

    This has been a strange week. Many incidents have involved Indo-foreign relations. Some hilarious and some horrific.

  • Avian symphony

    Avian symphony

    I hear a coppersmith barbet emitting its metallic call, even as a jet black koel flies across my window. All this, while I'm frantically trying to concentrate on the work at hand.

  • How did Mumbai police mess it up?

    Peter Mukerjea, husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora case, was yesterday charged with murder. A local court has sent him to CBI custody till Monday.

  • Mumbai, Paris and the fear of terror

    Mumbai, Paris and the fear of terror

    It has been a terrible week of bloodshed. Well into the 21st Century when the world and humanity should be grappling with problems like climate change, food shortage, energy needs and disappearing water, problems that transcend borders, nations, regions and continents, we are confronted with the spectre of a war that will have neither victor nor vanquished, but victims and untold misery.

  • Demonising women

    Demonising women

    We live in the 21st century but sometimes we behave in ways that would put even the Dark Ages to shame

  • SRK's weekend getaway

    SRK's weekend getaway

    Word comes in that like every thing else in his life, SRK’s home in Alibagh is exceptional

  • Racing to better times at turf club

    Yesterday, Mumbai’s racing season got off to a start with the dust of hooves at the Royal Western India Turf Club’s (RWITC) headquarters, the Mahalaxmi racecourse. From today, it will be 43 days of racing spread across a little over five months

  • Open spaces must remain public

    Already struggling to find breathing space in the concrete jungle of Mumbai, a slew of citizens and NGOs came down heavily against the BMC’s new Recreational Ground-Playround (RG-PG) policy, which they feared would lead to even fewer open spaces.

  • Hard man, Mitch, but rarely consistent

    Hard man, Mitch, but rarely consistent

    So the ‘hard man’ of Australian cricket has finally called it a day. It is ironic that on the same day when Mitchell Johnson was struggling to intimidate batsmen at the WACA of all places, another left-arm quick bowler, Dirk Nannes, caused a local storm by decrying the time-honoured Australian ethos that sometimes makes hard cricket and verbal intimidation one and the same thing.