• Bans Not OK Please

    Bans Not OK Please

    Maharashtra’s Ministry of Bans and Diktats (yes, it exists), has once again come up with a winner

  • Dancing democracy

    Dancing democracy

    Among the many important days last week — May Day, Maharashtra Day— there was also, International Dance Day

  • I'm an earthquake

    I'm an earthquake

    I’m sorry. Deeply deeply regretful. For the disaster, the death, the destruction, the debacle, the debris I have caused. I know it’s a tragedy of untold proportions

  • Scarlet pips Savitri

    Scarlet pips Savitri

    Miss Alpha married Mister Gama. Gama then tried to destroy Alpha — for her alpha-ness showed up his gamma-ness

  • And all came tumbling down

    And all came tumbling down

    When there are natural calamities, such as earthquakes or tsunamis, human imagination seeks explanation

  • For a zero-tolerance approach to extortion and custodial rape

    The Crime Branch’s starting question of the probe into the alleged rape and extortion by three personnel attached to the Sakinaka Police Station mars the optimism generated by the alacrity with which Rakesh Maria acted when informed of the incident

  • Can a new Nepal rise from the ruins?

    Can a new Nepal rise from the ruins?

    It’s been a week since the devastating earthquake that left vast swathes of Kathmandu valley in shambles

  • Putting real meaning in 'dignity of labour'

    Yesterday, on May 1, Mumbai marked Maharashtra Day with a slew of functions across the city

  • Coping with WhatsApp

    Coping with WhatsApp

    Is there a book somewhere on WhatsApp etiquette? And if there isn’t can someone write it please

  • Mumbai must speak out against gender bias

    A huge controversy quite rightly erupted after a reporter from a TV news channel was told to leave the front row of an event and go and sit at the back, just because she was a woman

  • The Hunk Factor

    The Hunk Factor

    This is one social science observation that we can believe. According to one of its promoters, one of the reasons why the Pro Kabbadi league will make a profit in its second year of existence, is because Indian women cannot get enough of the visual delight it affords of handsome, swarthy and sweaty players grappling with each other on the field

  • Is anyone listening? Does anyone care?

    Is anyone listening? Does anyone care?

    The state of mind of those who killed social activist and human rights campaigner Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi on April 24, and that of Mumtaz Qadri, the security guard who killed Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in Lahore on January 4, 2011, is the same as that of the state in Pakistan

  • Nepal needs a helping hand, not pointing fingers

    It is disappointing and shameful, but perhaps predictable, that politicians have started foot-in-the-mouth statements about the huge tragedy which is still unfolding the Nepal earthquake

  • Turning Fifty in Style

    Turning Fifty in Style

    He's all set to turn 50 this year, and besides the mandatory celebrations, word comes in that GVK's Sanjay Reddy will be flying off to the USA, where he has been invited to deliver this year's commencement speech at his alma mater, the University of Michigan's Ross Business School on Friday

  • Lessons from the Nepal earthquake

    Lessons from the Nepal earthquake

    Amidst all the pain, devastation, destruction and death wrought by Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal is the miserable understanding that the death toll will be high and the poorest will suffer the most

  • Dear city planners, please wake up

    For a city like Mumbai, which is surrounded by the sea from three sides and lies in a Seismic Zone III area, how authorities judged that only floods during monsoons are the danger to prepare for, is a mystery that beckons solving

  • Gauri Khan's private workspace

    Gauri Khan's private workspace

    She's looking like a million dollars, and this evening a delicious slice of Mumbai's aesthetes and savants will get the first peak into Gauri Khan's recently completed workspace 'Gauri Khan' at Bandra, when along with Raj Anand of Maison&Objet and Mathieu Lustrerie and Jean Francois Lesage, she will be hosting a curtain raiser to Maison&Objet Americas

  • The paranoia over Ford Foundation

    The paranoia over Ford Foundation

    There is an irony in the government’s crackdown on Ford Foundation that seems to have escaped most observers

  • Give to Nepal, but with caution

    The Nepal earthquake has set into motion a series of events, even as tremors continue to rattle the people of the region and rescuers struggle with numbers

  • Going Nuclear on TV

    Going Nuclear on TV

    As a national spokesperson of the Congress party, I have always been TV channel-anchor agnostic. There are no "friends" in this complex equation. At best, you are professional acquaintances. They have to boost TRPs; we have to state our party position