• Clayton Murzello: Nastiness can't pass off as humour

    Clayton Murzello: Nastiness can't pass off as humour

    By being unrepentant for his distasteful comment on Serena Williams' unborn child, Ilie 'Nasty' Nastase is living up to his nickname

  • mid-day editorial: We must fight for Eman, not over her

    The world believed it was witness to a happy story when Egypt's Eman Ahmed Abdulati - who earned the sobriquet of the heaviest woman in the world at 500 kg - found a saviour in a Mumbai doctor

  • The Gandhis, I presume?

    The Gandhis, I presume?

    An inveterate traveller had an interesting tale to tell. Catching her connecting flight at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport recently to return to India after a week in Europe, she says she spotted a familiar duo. 

  • Ayesha calling

    Ayesha calling

    "This has been a busy time... I have a continuing relationship with the Royal Shakespeare Company

  • mid-day editorial: Walk the talk on pedestrian safety

    Yesterday, this paper reported about a Colaba woman who broke both her ankles after stumbling on a mound of mud near her home, where the paver blocks had come loose

  • Ranjona Banerji: The inclusive India 'in my day'

    Ranjona Banerji: The inclusive India 'in my day'

    We never discussed religion or caste in school. But it may have been because the politics of the time was less interested in dividing us

  • Mayank Shekhar: Why do we drink in the first place?

    Mayank Shekhar: Why do we drink in the first place?

    Booze is demonised/deified, why not place it in perspective

  • mid-day editorial: When will the authorities see the light?

    Motorists and pedestrians using a busy pothole-ridden 500-metre stretch under the Metro line on JP Road, below the Versova Metro station risk their lives daily, thanks to defunct streetlights on the stretch

  • Mumbai's BAFTA connection

    Mumbai's BAFTA connection

    "Amazing news. My little brother, Ben Lester, just won the BAFTA for Best Editor for his editing of The Night Manager

  • Dharmendra Jore: On a roll, but BJP still has its task cut out

    Under Devendra Fadnavis, the party has grown and made inroads into several former CM's strongholds, the results of which have been seen in its recent victory in Latur and Chandrapur

  • Fiona Fernandez: Treasures from the grateful dead

    Fiona Fernandez: Treasures from the grateful dead

    Sewri Cemetery might be a forgotten footnote today; but inside lies a delightful chronicle that charts the making of a city

  • Hats in the air!

    Hats in the air!

    In these times of doom and gloom, here's a heart-warming story

  • mid-day editorial: Repair student hostels in double-quick time

    Ceiling slabs that fall, torn mattresses, lockers that don't lock these are the torturous conditions that students who come to Mumbai from across the states live in

  • Aditya Sinha: India and its image problem

    Aditya Sinha: India and its image problem

    When pictures like that of a Kashmiri youngster tied to a jeep go past the Trumpian Wall of Comfort, what do they project about India?

  • Meenakshi Shedde: The other love jihad

    Meenakshi Shedde: The other love jihad

    India has become a cowering nation. Animals, especially cows, are valued far more than humans in today's India

  • Rahul da Cunha: Celebrity saleability!

    Rahul da Cunha: Celebrity saleability!

    So, I'm a great believer in the power of ads to convince me to buy a brand. Plus, I'm a blind follower of celebrity endorsements

  • Paromita Vohra: The smoking girls

    Paromita Vohra: The smoking girls

    Here is something that happens to me very often

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: The Immortals

    Devdutt Pattanaik: The Immortals

    In Hindu mythology, whenever an asura asks for immortality, Brahma tells them that they can have whatever they wish except that

  • Lindsay Pereira: A permanent diet for all Indians

    Lindsay Pereira: A permanent diet for all Indians

    If our leaders can come up with a fixed menu for the billion of us, we won't have to deal with these silly bans before every second election

  • mid-day editorial: Cut the noise and stick to the point

    Days after singer Sonu Nigam kicked up a storm complaining about the use of loudspeakers to broadcast prayers and sermons like azaan, the controversy rages on. The immediate reactions cleaved the masses into two — while some slammed Sonu for targeting a certain religion, others lauded him for bravely voicing "a nagging issue"