• Bollywood as a minority

    Bollywood as a minority

    When people talk about Indian cinema, almost invariably, Bollywood is the elephant in the room, squishing all other Indian cinemas under its considerable weight

  • Why India Lost

    Why India Lost

    It has come to my attention that many in India are labouring under the assumption that India lost the World Cup semi-final because sport is a thing of vagary

  • How we can make a gift of life

    Yesterday, the city marked Maharashtra Organ Donation Day. It is a day that is not on everybody’s radar, and yet, there were sporadic initiatives around the city to debunk the myths surrounding organ donation

  • mid-day analyses Team India's ICC World Cup campaign

    mid-day analyses Team India's ICC World Cup campaign

    As dust settles on India's World Cup campaign, Men in Blue and their fans should look back on the '7-1' scoreline with pride; it's a reminder of the team’s ability to make courageous comebacks

  • Fighting misogyny

    Fighting misogyny

    I recently saw a very powerful play, Jan Se Mann Ki Jai Ho, on the plight of women in India and around the world

  • Attacking Anushka is just not cricket

    After India’s loss to Australia in the World Cup semi-final, there have been plenty of Twitter taunts and WhatsApp jokes, and social media is abuzz with posts both backing and panning the Indian team

  • Saving Private Anushka

    Saving Private Anushka

    Perhaps the most insidious form of Indian misogyny is blaming Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's lack of performance in yesterday's match

  • KB's words meant the world to our footballers

    KB's words meant the world to our footballers

    Last Saturday, I went to the Cooperage to attend a 4:30 pm condolence meeting in memory of the late sports writer K Bhaskaran, who had passed away earlier in the week

  • Play hard, play fair in Sydney today

    The image of New Zealander Grant Elliott holding a flat-on-the-ground South African Dale Steyn’s hand after Tuesday’s dramatic World Cup cricket semi-final at Auckland will be an enduring image of the mega event

  • These laws should be next after Section 66A

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down the reviled Section 66A of the Information Technology Act in its entirety for violating the fundamental right of speech and expression

  • The one biryani we can do without

    The one biryani we can do without

    I really love biryani. It has to be mutton biryani, but at a pinch, I am willing to make do with chicken

  • Why the renovated aquarium has tanked

    It’s been more than three weeks now since the Taraporewala Aquarium renovated for Rs 20 crore was thrown open to the public

  • Key Taj exec leaves

    Key Taj exec leaves

    She's been the senior most woman at the Taj and the recipient of several awards and accolades, so when Deepa Misra Harris, Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing, was known among the senior executive resignations in the hotel group last week, it caused a flutter. "Why did you leave?" we asked Harris

  • Mumbai Police's Social Media Monitoring Lab secretive and acting illegally?

    “We shall only monitor, not censor. Our aim is to bridge the gap between the public’s expectations and delivery of police services, and maintain public order

  • Dial M For Mahatma

    Dial M For Mahatma

    “You find ingredients listed on bottles of masala, but not the recipe, so that nobody can replicate it,” says a young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, himself looking for what turned him into Mahatma, Bapu

  • Mumbai, don't bow down to goondaism

    Sunday evening saw the finale of the Lakme Fashion Week being shifted from the original Dr Bhau Daji Lad museum to the Palladium Hotel in Lower Parel

  • A passion for sports

    A passion for sports

    "It's so great sharing a passion for sports with my son," it was Nita Ambani telling us on Sunday evening that she was soon flying to Australia with son Akash Ambani who has not only been entrusted with one of his father, Mukesh Ambani's most prestigious ventures the Reliance Jio rollout, but has also stepped up smartly to assist his mum in the management of her IPL cricket and football empire

  • When will Mumbai see something happen?

    A common refrain during legislative sessions held in the city, is that the houses don’t discuss much about Mumbai, even when the city elects 36 MLAs and has almost a dozen representatives in the Upper House

  • Cafe Samovar musings

    Ask any diehard Mumbaikar, and they’ll have a Cafe Samovar story to share. That first date

  • While Rahul slept

    While Rahul slept

    The genius columnist Art Buchwald won a Pulitzer Prize for a compilation of his articles in a book called While Reagan Slept