• Aditya Sinha: Will the real Indira please stand up?

    Aditya Sinha: Will the real Indira please stand up?

    For all the talk about PM Modi being the new Indira Gandhi, we'll see who's the real deal once her granddaughter Priyanka steps up

  • mid-day editorial: A cheerleader media can be dangerous

    Last week, Uttar Pradesh got a new CM. Also last week, the government rammed the Finance Bill in the Parliament, with scores of amendments that even MPs were kept in the dark about

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Who made God Perfect?

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Who made God Perfect?

    I recently heard an Odia song where Lakshmi and Parvati tease each other by mocking each other's husbands. Lakshmi wonders about the health of Shiva's mount, Nandi, who she describes as an old weak bull. Parvati retorts by describing Vishnu as a cowherd who should know more about the health of cattle

  • Paromita Vohra: Some algorithm thing

    Paromita Vohra: Some algorithm thing

    It's just the algorithm." How quickly we've learned to say that and shrug off every intrusion and manipulation in our digital lives

  • Rahul da Cunha: Bullies without a brain

    Rahul da Cunha: Bullies without a brain

    (Please note, dear reader — there is no rhythm to these words, no Enimen rap style. They're not lyrics, or slam poetry, or blank verse, just read as you will)

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Grabbing the audience

    Meenakshi Shedde: Grabbing the audience

    I attended the Mumbai previews of two superb indie films, that were theatrically released elsewhere in India earlier - Suman Mukhopadhyay's Asamapta (Incomplete, Bengali) and Lijo Jose Pellissery's Angamaly Diaries (Malayalam)

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The Party is still on

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The Party is still on

    A play written in 1975 by Mahesh Elkunchwar has been revived by director Aniruddha Khutwad in 2017. When the playwright labelled it unfair and uni-dimensional, why is a new director attracted to the script?

  • Lindsay Pereira: Bura na maano, Indian culture hai

    Lindsay Pereira: Bura na maano, Indian culture hai

    We live in a country that uses religion to divide and harass. Can you find a single festival that doesn't cause pollution of some sort?

  • mid-day editorial: Nipping goondaism in the bud

    The outpouring of outrage notwithstanding, it's hardly surprising that the Member of Parliament who brutally assaulted an Air India staffer on Thursday is from the Shiv Sena

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Sorority of the solitude seekers

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Sorority of the solitude seekers

    Though no one may be writing books about us rejecting the ‘norms of the society’ to live independently, we all exist on the same page

  • mid-day editorial: No dramas in Dharamsala, please

    Although Australia's cricket captain Steven Smith insists this edition of the Border-Gavaskar series is played in the right spirit, he doesn't have too many backers

  • A different Sri-Sri experience

    A different Sri-Sri experience

    We have always felt that as a society we do not do enough to give back to our armed forces who defend the country often in the most difficult of circumstances

  • Clayton Murzello: You did well out there, Rahane

    Clayton Murzello: You did well out there, Rahane

    Ajinkya Rahane's alacrity in trying to pacify Ishant Sharma during the fast bowler's clash with Matt Renshaw at Ranchi was commendable

  • mid-day editorial: Don't let the protectors turn bullies

    The newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, had pledged to stop harassment of women in the state as part of the BJP's pre-poll promises

  • Ranjona Banerji: The miserable lot of the right wing

    Ranjona Banerji: The miserable lot of the right wing

    No matter how many elections and fans the right wing wins, it will remain unhappy and whine about those who hold different beliefs

  • mid-day editorial: Give Mahalaxmi a new lease of life

    The green emerald of SoBo has a little more shine now, thanks to recent reports that the Shiv Sena’s plans to convert the Mahalaxmi racecourse into a theme park may not materialise at all

  • Crabs with Jackie and Co.

    Crabs with Jackie and Co.

    Monday night saw us break bread and many large crabs along with a glittering guest list at the pop-up dinner by the handsome Sri Lankan-Japanese chef Dharshan Munidasa

  • Mayank Shekhar: Govinda and his bhajiya talo-ing

    Mayank Shekhar: Govinda and his bhajiya talo-ing

    Why we totally admired and adored this rare combination of a charismatic star, and a robust comedian on screen, back in the '90s

  • mid-day editorial: Let's not behave like beasts at the zoo

    The newest entrants to Byculla zoo, the Humboldt penguins, have attracted a large amount of public attention

  • Young Turks and the Birla singing gene

    Young Turks and the Birla singing gene

    At the recently concluded high-profile conclave in Mumbai, apart from the politicians and A-list industrialists who spoke, the occasion witnessed the presence of many young Turks and business leaders from Gen Next in the audience