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  • Hot gig with Coldplay

    Hot gig with Coldplay

    "He's a really cool guy, funny as hell, and with a big heart." It was rockstar activist and one half of the film industry's most successful music makers, Vishal Dadlani, telling us about his serendipitous gig with (gulp) Coldplay's Chris Martin at Delhi's Summer House, on an ordinary Wednesday night which has been since described as 'surreal,' 'ape shit,' 'holy shit' and 'para para paradise' by ecstatic fans of both men

  • City cricket needs men like late Sardesai

    City cricket needs men like late Sardesai

    A new chapter opens in Mumbai cricket with the appointment of Chandrakant Pandit as coach of the Ranji Trophy team

  • Art that Mumbai can draw inspiration from

    Of late, there has been a great deal of concern over the number of dead rain trees in the city

  • Recipes for life's feast

    Recipes for life's feast

    Readers of this column will know that our childhood was spent in Juhu and that our family shared a close friendship with our neighbours, the famous Khans of Juhu

  • The heights of suburban life

    The heights of suburban life

    Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them, said the American writer William Vaughn

  • Day-night Test cricket worth a try

    That cricket, in many ways, is not truly governed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) was proved yesterday, when the ICC congratulated Australia and New Zealand for their decision to play a day-night Test with a pink ball at the Adelaide Oval this November

  • Get well soon

    Get well soon

    "He is actually my Tauji, my father's 92-year-old eldest brother," said Barkha Dutt, when we called her yesterday to enquire about the health of the person she calls her 'favourite person in the world', who is currently battling for his life in an ICU in Delhi

  • Game, set and match for Mumbai

    Watching a match being played on the well-manicured courts of Wimbledon be it on television or if you’re lucky, live action, has a charm of its own. Any lover of tennis will vouch for it

  • Women on the verge

    Women on the verge

    About four years ago, actor-producer Dharmendra Gohil did a show of a Gujarati play called The Waiting Room, written by Prayag Dave and directed by Dhiraj Palshetkar

  • It's time to level the playing field

    Yesterday, this paper featured a one page photo feature on physically-challenged sportspersons competing at a swimming meet at the Mahatma Gandhi Swimming Pool in Dadar

  • Collateral Damage

    Collateral Damage

    The uncoiling of Lalitgate, like some hydra-headed serpent appears to swallow politicians businessmen, cricketers and stars as it grows to mythic proportions before our eyes

  • Dynasty and democracy cannot exist together

    In democracies around the world political parties rarely, if ever, find themselves grappling with the question whether the party is above individuals or individuals are above the party

  • BJP's unstoppable juggernaut is getting a battering from within

    BJP’s juggernaut has hit a major hurdle. The party, which came to power promising change in the name of transparent and non-corrupt governance, finds itself in a tight spot, not only at the Centre but also in Maharashtra, where it is in a post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena

  • Very unsmart Indian cities

    Very unsmart Indian cities

    There is nothing smart about our cities. The Prime Minister and his team have a massive task ahead of them if they are going to make 100 smart cities in the time that they have set for themselves

  • Make an example of Malwani cops

    On Thursday, this paper had reported how a team from the Malwani police had returned empty-handed from the den of hooch seller Francis D’Mello

  • His beautiful sister

    His beautiful sister

    We caught actor Randeep Hooda on his way to the Race Course for a ride on Sunday. "I'm going to pick up the reins after a long hiatus," said the passionate horseman whose rugged physicality and Jat good looks set him apart from his contemporaries

  • Romancing the stone

    Romancing the stone

    A challenge from Charles Correa 30 years ago makes this writer explore the city’s arched splendours

  • The fiddler on the beach

    The fiddler on the beach

    If we take a quick look at the history of Mumbai, we realise that the city today is formed by reclaiming and connecting the seven southern islands of erstwhile Mumbai, viz Colaba, Little Colaba, Bombay, Mazagaon, Parel, Worli and Mahim, to the larger islands of Salsette and Trombay Islands in the north

  • I am 53 going on 60

    I am 53 going on 60

    So yes, I had that non-descript birthday last week. 53. Boring. A neither here nor there age. Not a landmark by any stretch

  • No ordinary love

    No ordinary love

    Much is made of first love. And it is sweet... That awkwardness. That fear of the unknown. That discovery of togetherness