The lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, not far away from the national capital, New Delhi, has shocked and dismayed most Indians but not, as it turns out, for the same reasons
Dr Ravindra Diddee (70), a Mumbai dentist was driving down SV Road towards Mahim on October 1
One would think she'd be the last person who'd want to enter a tweet battle, given how her last war of words on the micro-blogging site ended, but the phrase once bitten twice shy, does not seem to be a belief of Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar
Readers of a Filmfare would remember a column called Readers Don’t Digest, in which people would write in with gaffes they spotted while watching movies
Yesterday, this paper carried a front-page report about a heist in SoBo’s swish Oberoi-Trident hotel, where three Rolex and three Panerai watches, worth Rs 36 lakh, were stolen from a display case in a vestibule connecting the Oberoi and Trident hotels
Whoever it is, he certainly has a sense of twisted literary humour. Yesterday when Manu Joseph, author (Serious Men and The Illicit Happiness of Other People) and columnist for the International New York Times, posted a wry comment on an online hoax, it elicited an expected share of chuckles
The sense of occasion was overwhelming. A scan of the crowds inside and around the church would make one imagine it was the build-up before Christmas or Easter mass
She was booed when she shed all inhibitions to dance with her husband at a cultural event at her official residence
India made a sharp and strong case for itself last week at the UN when Pakistan raked up the Kashmir issue
The negotiations are over, compromises made, and the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle is slotted tightly. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has a new president!
The centenary edition of the Khushwant Singh Lit fest, which unfolds this weekend and in which we are participating, appears to be a real cracker of a fest
Anant Chaturthi may be over, but the city is still worshipping Ganesha idols made by artisans from across the country as many communities keep idols up to 21 days
How wide people smiled to see you last week. A month-old bundle bravely swaddled in a huge theatre foyer, surely the youngest member of the audience
People say India is chaotic. Yet, what looks like chaos to some, is also an incredible diversity genuinely trying to accommodate different needs, journeys, approaches, contradictions
Now, this no one writes poetry about. Nor prose. No one sings about it. Not Madonna or Beyonce
A minister recently allegedly told scientists in the defence industry to be like rishis. He was referring to the story of sage Dadhichi who gave up his body so that his bones could be used to make the Vajra weapon for Indra, king of the gods
I was back in frenetic Mumbai after a trip out of the country. I got off the flight and took in a breath of the city’s familiar, polluted air
Yesterday, on Gandhi Jayanti, this paper carried a piece about how a woman in labour was forced out of a taxi on her way to hospital by a heartless driver.
Governments, or, to be more accurate, politicians, love to pat themselves on the back while claiming success rather than let people judge their performance. Delivery in our country is not assessed by the masses, but by their masters.
The book loving-luddite in me jumped with joy at the news that book sales, in print, are on the upswing