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  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Agree, disagree, argue

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Agree, disagree, argue

    When I read Amartya Sen’s Argumentative Indian, I was confused. Why was this book being written?

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Make in India. Hug in India.

    Rahul Da Cunha: Make in India. Hug in India.

    USA politics fascinates and foxes me in equal measure. The Senate, the primaries, why Utah and Ohio are so vital

  • Paromita Vohra: Why not so serious?

    Paromita Vohra: Why not so serious?

    Things people say to you, when you mention harassment, even liberal types, who care for the poor, for women’s issues and prefer to say Bombay, not Mumbai, are often variations of — why so serious?

  • Lindsay Pereira: Deonar: Our very own garbage hill station

    Lindsay Pereira: Deonar: Our very own garbage hill station

    So what if the city has failed to solve the Deonar problem? With the fame it’s brought us, perhaps it can be turned into a tourist attraction

  • mid-day editorial: Pot calling the kettle black

    An agency that had not so long ago been neck deep in controversies over fake encounters is now pointing fingers at its Gurgaon counterpart. The question to ask is whether this is merely ironic or a case of bruised egos?

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Here's why I stand with Pachauri's victims

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Here's why I stand with Pachauri's victims

    Like many women, this columnist recalls her own brush with abuse, which also ended in an attempt to shame the victim into silence

  • mid-day editorial: Spare a thought for our soldiers

    Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, dug out alive after being buried under ice for six days in the Siachen glacier, died yesterday

  • Musically inclined

    Musically inclined

    The Bachchans and their passion for music are well known. Amitabh has gone on record to say that one of his dearest wishes is that he had learnt how to play an instrument

  • Clayton Murzello: Kanga Library's revival will be a laurel

    Clayton Murzello: Kanga Library's revival will be a laurel

    Mumbai Cricket Association has a golden opportunity to uplift an institution that welcomes patrons, players & fans in equal measure

  • mid-day editorial: A TERI-ble travesty of justice

    The government may have tightened laws against sexual harassment at the workplace, but not much has changed for the victims, as clearly demonstrated by The Energy Research Institute (TERI) recently retaining former institute chief R K Pachauri, who stands accused of sexually harassing and stalking a colleague

  • Aamir's weighty matters

    Aamir's weighty matters

    Aamir Khan is finally back in town, after a hectic month-long outdoor schedule, for his upcoming wrestling biopic Dangal, which according to sources, has been one of the most challenging projects he’s been involved with

  • Ranjona Banerji: All is not fair and lovely in India

    Ranjona Banerji: All is not fair and lovely in India

    We may be a nation where fairness creams fly off the shelves, but our society is quite unfair when it comes to racism or any discrimination

  • mid-day editorial: Citizens' safety must come first

    In yet another case that shows the sloppy attitude of the authorities towards citizens’ safety, a 35-year-old woman died recently in Thane after a manhole lid, and the area surrounding the lid, caved in the moment she stood on it.

  • Sonu's season of spontaneous song

    Sonu's season of spontaneous song

    It's confirmed then. Sonu Nigam has reached a stage when he's spontaneously erupting into song.

  • Deepa Gahlot: Inside the global village of theatre

    Deepa Gahlot: Inside the global village of theatre

    Theatre has the power to bring home global issues and debates, and give local audiences a jolt of reality every now and then

  • mid-day editorial: Get to the bottom of the garbage problem

    The recent fire at the Deonar dumping ground, and the resulting blanket of smoke enveloping the city, claimed a 13-year-old victim over the weekend. Shifa Mohammed Isak, a resident of Umar Khadi, lost her life after the smoke aggravated the TB she had been battling for six months.

  • Is the PM going pink?

    Is the PM going pink?

    Is NaMo really going left? Apparently the talk these days in Mumbai's biz circles, is how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun displaying signs of a newfound socialistic ethic

  • 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