It was the year 2000. This journalist, while still trying to figure the rollercoaster that is Indian sport, was dispatched to cover a junior national women’s hockey tournament.
The lives of the rich and famous are always a fabulous source of gossip and idle chatter. And prime-time news.
With at least 2,598 people having tested positive for swine flu in the city this year and over 43 deaths taking place, the lack of safety measures at tertiary care hospitals (which provide specialised treatment and specialists) is a huge cause for concern.
Like many mass leaders across the country, Gujarat's Hardik Patel has given Maharashtra's Maratha chieftains, who are demanding a quota for their community in jobs and education, the jitters and evoked a sense of jealousy for the young man.
Usually, when I’m introduced to people as a film curator and festival consultant, they go, "Wow! You watch films for a living?" Yeah, I admit.
A few months ago, I attended a fabulous Marathi show called Sangeet Bari that spoke about a little-known, yet widely prevalent, subculture of traditional singers and dancers in Maharashtra who perform only at private gatherings.
Murder mysteries are everyone’s guilty pleasure. The human preoccupation with a life and death makes these stories perpetually fascinating.
Dear 'Jinks' Rahane. Hope all's good in Ceylon. I truly enjoy your batsmanship in test cricket, as much as I used to 'Jammy' Dravid's.
Having a green soul and a grandiose desire for a massive garden is something that few suburban Mumbaikars can afford.
Sobriety and maturity are no longer the hallmarks of mainstream media as they were once upon a time, not many years ago
As if there was anything left to be proved, Usain St Leo Bolt, cemented his place in the pantheon of sprinting gods by winning the 100-m and 200-m events at the ongoing World Athletics Champi-onships in Beijing
My last column was about Pakistan’s Independence Day and how we are not really free when there is so much apathy for a crime as big as child abuse in our society
In what is an important order to protect the rich biodiversity of Aarey Milk Colony, which acts as a buffer zone for Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) stated in a recent order that the BMC shall not issue any further NOC for construction within the entire Eco-Sensitive Area (ESA) in Aarey Colony and if any such illegal activity is noticed, immediate action shall be taken, including demolition thereof, without any delay
Yesterday, like most other media people, our phone was flooded by calls from news channels requesting that we go on air with our take on the spine-chilling Sheena Bora murder
England may have won the Ashes and continued their domination over Australia at home since 2005, but their victory was not achieved on sporting pitches
While the lakes supplying potable water to Mumbai are yet to fill due to the uncertain rainfall in the catchment areas, the question arises: why isn’t there an alternative in place to rid the city of water cuts that are imposed following scanty rainfall?
It would not be wrong to say that urban India is reeling from the Sheena Bora murder revelations. From what was a sensational case of a high-profile media tycoon killing her own sister that broke on Tuesday night, to the unbelievably shocking follow-up revelations, that Sheena was actually Indrani Mukerjea's daughter
I have been compiling a list of things that you are not allowed to talk about in these wonderful times, mainly because it might upset the powers-that-be and their millions of supporters
The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) has already invited proposals for the state’s beaches to become popular water sports destinations with activities like jet-skiing, parasailing, water rafting at Vasai, Alibaug, Murud, Ganpatipule and Malvan beaches, amongst others
Those who know him, say that Mukesh Ambani, the 58-year-old chairman of Reliance Industries, a man legendary for his business foresight and work ethic, has never worked harder in his life