• Getting into rural India

    Getting into rural India

    ‘Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal’ a comedy on Reliance Broadcast Network’s Big Magic is a huge favourite in the Hindi heartland of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh

  • Indian athletes should aim higher

    With the Commonwealth Games off to a start in Glasgow, sports followers will be watching the multi-sport extravaganza unfold with interest over the next fortnight

  • Mumbai's Mad Men

    Mumbai's Mad Men

    As an incubator of some of the finest talent to emerge out of Mumbai, it's hard to beat Lintas, which over the years, has been something of a beacon for all manner of bright sparks

  • Armageddon in slow motion

    Armageddon in slow motion

    Bloody wars have been fought before but today’s media communications and live coverage has brought the horrors to our bedrooms, in almost real time

  • Firefighting is in need of an urgent overhaul

    The recent Lotus Business Park fire in Andheri (West) which resulted in the death of a fireman has thrown the spotlight squarely on the state of fire fighting in the city

  • Why Meena dissed Chetan

    Why Meena dissed Chetan

    "I'm excited about getting on the Dylan Thomas long list. I think it a prize that is simply cool because it’s targeted at YOUNG writers from around the world," said Indian poet, author, and outspoken activist Meena Kandasamy, when we congratulated her about her Gypsy Goddess making it the prestigious list

  • Israel flexes its 'muscular' strategy

    Israel flexes its 'muscular' strategy

    The ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza has got plenty of Indians, who greatly admire such ‘muscular’ action by Israel, excited

  • India must adopt a ruthless approach against England

    Now that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Indian team has broken its winless 15-Test streak overseas by beating England at Lord’s, the players must realise that they are in prime position to adopt a ruthless approach in the third Test at Cardiff from Sunday

  • Dressing Narendra Modi

    Dressing Narendra Modi

    "It's a matter of interest and intrigue," said our friend the articulate Priya Tanna, Editor Vogue India, choosing her words with care

  • Bend it like Bollywood

    Bend it like Bollywood

    This Sunday saw Bollywood's hunkiest mega stars descend on Sobo's Cooperage ground for a football match in support of TIGA, the charity for animal welfare founded by Ira (Aamir Khan’s daughter) and his nephew, the actor Imran

  • China shows its military strength

    China shows its military strength

    Earlier this month, this writer travelled to China as part of a media delegation invited by the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA)

  • Celebrities, media persons need to 'be human'

    As cliched as it may sound, the media and celebrities have always shared a ‘can’t do with you, can’t do without you’ relationship

  • Ex-Shiv Sena men itching to go back

    Certain characteristics make Shiv Sena men differ from members of other political parties they are not known for self-control and for hiding their traits

  • Blue lining

    “Mumbai seems to be the new Blue City,” remarked a friend, tongue firmly in cheek, on a recent visit to the city her first during the monsoon

  • When killing adults is not enough

    When killing adults is not enough

    The horrors of war and conflict have been overwhelming this past week

  • ICC pitch it right on 'poor' Nottingham strip

    International Cricket Council, the Dubai-based body that runs the game across the world, often cops criticism

  • Schools of cool

    Who can disagree? Nothing bonded young people more passionately than the World Cup

  • It's about the money, not the Mommy

    It's about the money, not the Mommy

    It’s doubtful anyone who reads English is not familiar with (and sick of) the details of Indra Nooyi’s interview at the Aspen Ideas Week

  • The importance of being a nobody

    The importance of being a nobody

    One of the most exciting experiences I had in Ladakh recently was going on the local heritage walk

  • Statues are statutory!

    Statues are statutory!

    Enough is enough. I’m going to come right out and say it. I want a large prominent statue erected of myself, somewhere in South Mumbai

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