• 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

  • Fiona Fernandez: Wake up and smell the cafe

    Family-run community eateries need Gen-Next to insure their survival and ensure it stays relevant in today's competitive times

  • Dharmendra Jore: Just like Uttar Pradesh, Yogi can do it for Maharashtra as well

    The Opposition has disrupted two weeks of proceedings in the state legislature over their demand for a loan waiver, citing the assurance to UP farmers

  • Aditya Sinha: Being Muslim in the Yogi yuga

    Aditya Sinha: Being Muslim in the Yogi yuga

    It hasn't been the best of times for Indian Muslims and now, in the age of Modi and Yogi, things aren't likely to improve

  • mid-day editorial: Doctors need an antidote against violence

    Doctors from across Maharashtra were out in full force at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on Friday afternoon, protesting against violence meted out to them

  • Hearts and bones

    Hearts and bones

    When SRK speaks about the lengthening shadow behind every legend, it is not a myth

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: What is the opposite of intellectual?

    Devdutt Pattanaik: What is the opposite of intellectual?

    Globally, we are seeing a wave against intellectuals, those whose rationality overthrew the priests of yore, who saw the world through a mathematical prism, and sought to create a fair and just society by redistribution of wealth and power, using logic

  • Paromita Vohra: Judging by the cover

    Paromita Vohra: Judging by the cover

    For years, when we spoke about gender and conditioning, the most common things to analyse were the covers and images in women's magazines

  • Rahul da Cunha: Alpha Male vs Predator

    Rahul da Cunha: Alpha Male vs Predator

    There's a new predator in town. He's slick, he's smarmy, he's a shark in a suit. Like Dick Whittington, he comes to the city seeking much fame and fortune, he tightens his Hindi belt, and looks out at Mumbai like it's Manhattan. Indeed, he has found his Promised Land, his playground

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Champi in London

    Meenakshi Shedde: Champi in London

    When I was in London over February and March, I caught up with an old friend from St Xavier's College, Frank Rodrigues, and his wife Deirdre King. They warmly welcomed me to their bungalow in West Hampstead. It had elegantly appointed rooms on four levels, but my favourite was the large, airy kitchen that overlooked their garden

  • Meher Marfatia: Play halls and curtain calls

    Meher Marfatia: Play halls and curtain calls

    What were venues staging Navroze naataks in Bombay like in Parsi theatre's glory years?

  • Lindsay Pereira: Whose Women's Day is it anyway?

    Lindsay Pereira: Whose Women's Day is it anyway?

    What’s the point of celebrating women on one day, only to spend the other 364 ignoring the issues that affect them the most?

  • mid-day editorial: Don't just pay lip service to women's safety

    Yesterday’s horrific Holi report - about the plight of a 50-year-old woman whose lip was bitten off by a reveller - showed us once again how our festivals often turn into excuses to molest and assault women

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Red my lips

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Red my lips

    Lipstick can be both enticing and intimidating for anyone with confidence issues. The key is to wear it for yourself, and no one else