• Fiona Fernandez: The write way

    Mumbai could take a leaf out of the UK’s book when it comes to respecting and promoting our many assets, whether it’s literature or differently-abled citizens

  • Dharmendra Jore: A tale of two presidents

    Whether it’s Ashok Chavan in the Congress’ state unit, or Sanjay Nirupam in the Mumbai division, both face challenges not from rivals outside but within the party

  • Aditya Sinha: Do we bleed blue, black or another colour?

    Aditya Sinha: Do we bleed blue, black or another colour?

    Years ago, a child’s innocent question opened this columnist’s eyes to the debate on caste, colour and race that rages on even to this day

  • mid-day editorial: Mumbaikars must protect their turf

    Post Derby, the dust is still swirling on the picturesque track of the Mahalaxmi racecourse

  • The 'Me and Ranveer' series

    The 'Me and Ranveer' series

    This appears to be the start of a long running, 'Selfie with Ranveer Singh series.' Alert readers might recall a recent picture we'd carried on this page, featuring the putative mustachioed star, with the Indophile academic Rachel Dwyer, shot on the day before his screen test

  • Anand Pendharkar: Wetland watch

    Anand Pendharkar: Wetland watch

    Last weekend was a very enjoyable time for my interns and me, as we gathered nearly 150 kids and adults at the Sewri Bay, along the east coast of Mumbai, for our Annual World Wetlands’ Day — Wader and Flamingo Watch

  • Meher Marfatia: Mother Bombay

    Meher Marfatia: Mother Bombay

    She was the Urban Legend of Legends. She was the reason I write this column.

  • Meenakshi Shedde: How movies start

    Meenakshi Shedde: How movies start

    I’ve just returned from the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES), where I was on the jury for Indian films

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Prosecuting the Gods

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Prosecuting the Gods

    Why would the Indian judiciary admit a case where Ram of the Ramayana will be tried for abandoning his pregnant wife in the forest?

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Shaadi.come

    Rahul Da Cunha: Shaadi.come

    So, I’ve been invited to a wedding, a big fat Indian ‘shaadi’, next month. Nothing unusual about that

  • Paromita Vohra: The numbers game

    Paromita Vohra: The numbers game

    There is something about numbers that is presented as superior. For instance, when you say you like something, there will always be some realist, yaniki cynic, who will snort “that’s all ok, but show me the numbers”

  • Lindsay Pereira: State, cops are missing the target

    Lindsay Pereira: State, cops are missing the target

    Whether it's a campaign against spitting or speeding, the authorities spend lakhs without taking their target audience into account

  • mid-day editorial: Why is the vice-captaincy such a secret?

    In an era where there is so much emphasis on leadership, it is ironical that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chooses not to announce Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s deputy for an event as big at the ICC World T20.

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: The madness of waiting for words

    Rosalyn D'Mello: The madness of waiting for words

    We have grown so accustomed to finger-swiping and touch-screen efficacy, that our patience and anticipation have greatly diminished

  • Dharmendra Jore: Who's next in line?

    That's the question going through political circles, after the recent arrest of Sameer Bhujbal and the nod to prosecute Ashok Chavan

  • mid-day editorial: Make the streets safer for women

    Five people suspected of assaulting a Tanzanian woman in a road rage incident were arrested in Bengaluru

  • Happy coupling

    Happy coupling

    Word comes in that Isheta Salgaocar, the bright and pretty daughter of Raj and Dipti Salgaocar, has got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Neeshal Modi

  • Clayton Murzello: Let's not run out the great Vinoobhai

    Clayton Murzello: Let's not run out the great Vinoobhai

    'Mankaded' term chips away at great Indian all-rounder’s sporting spirit which was lauded by Sir Don Bradman of all cricket legends

  • mid-day editorial: Leave the judging to the court

    Celebrations are in order for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, as the Supreme Court will now hear curative petitions seeking re-examination of Section 377, which criminalises sexual activity between consenting adults of the same sex

  • Celebrating Jagjit Singh's legacy

    Celebrating Jagjit Singh's legacy

    “Please remember to call it a celebration not a tribute.” It was renowned singer Chitra Singh bringing us up to speed on the forthcoming two-day Festival organised by the Shri Jagjit Singh Foundation - which she has set up in the memory of the renowned singer - and Perfect Harmony Production on the occasion of her late husband’s birth anniversary