• Mayank Shekhar: Do yourself a favour this Friday

    Mayank Shekhar: Do yourself a favour this Friday

    Watch Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman, and soak in a very internal experience that only the best novels and finest films can offer

  • mid-day editorial: Do we dare to dream of a pothole-free city?

    With just three months to go for the monsoon and the clock already ticking, the city still has a long way to go to become rain ready

  • Madhur Bhandarkar receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Nari Hira

    Madhur Bhandarkar receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Nari Hira

    For a man who for years has shunned the limelight preferring to shine it on others, media mogul Nari Hira was sure in for a lot of attention at the awards presentation ceremony of one of the leading glossies from his stable on Sunday night

  • The good samaritan

    The good samaritan

    We have seen the hectic lives led by stars or actors associated with the big beast known as Bollywood up-close

  • Dharmendra Jore: The fault lies everywhere

    All stakeholders - government and political bosses, professionals, and patients' relatives - are responsible when a hapless doctor gets attacked on duty

  • Fiona Fernandez: Tracking a great terminus

    As parts of CST go in for restoration, we hope that the UNESCO World Heritage site emerges as a commuter and tourist-friendly landmark

  • Aditya Sinha: Will the real Indira please stand up?

    Aditya Sinha: Will the real Indira please stand up?

    For all the talk about PM Modi being the new Indira Gandhi, we'll see who's the real deal once her granddaughter Priyanka steps up

  • mid-day editorial: A cheerleader media can be dangerous

    Last week, Uttar Pradesh got a new CM. Also last week, the government rammed the Finance Bill in the Parliament, with scores of amendments that even MPs were kept in the dark about

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Who made God Perfect?

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Who made God Perfect?

    I recently heard an Odia song where Lakshmi and Parvati tease each other by mocking each other's husbands. Lakshmi wonders about the health of Shiva's mount, Nandi, who she describes as an old weak bull. Parvati retorts by describing Vishnu as a cowherd who should know more about the health of cattle

  • Paromita Vohra: Some algorithm thing

    Paromita Vohra: Some algorithm thing

    It's just the algorithm." How quickly we've learned to say that and shrug off every intrusion and manipulation in our digital lives

  • Rahul da Cunha: Bullies without a brain

    Rahul da Cunha: Bullies without a brain

    (Please note, dear reader — there is no rhythm to these words, no Enimen rap style. They're not lyrics, or slam poetry, or blank verse, just read as you will)

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Grabbing the audience

    Meenakshi Shedde: Grabbing the audience

    I attended the Mumbai previews of two superb indie films, that were theatrically released elsewhere in India earlier - Suman Mukhopadhyay's Asamapta (Incomplete, Bengali) and Lijo Jose Pellissery's Angamaly Diaries (Malayalam)

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The Party is still on

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The Party is still on

    A play written in 1975 by Mahesh Elkunchwar has been revived by director Aniruddha Khutwad in 2017. When the playwright labelled it unfair and uni-dimensional, why is a new director attracted to the script?

  • Lindsay Pereira: Bura na maano, Indian culture hai

    Lindsay Pereira: Bura na maano, Indian culture hai

    We live in a country that uses religion to divide and harass. Can you find a single festival that doesn't cause pollution of some sort?

  • mid-day editorial: Nipping goondaism in the bud

    The outpouring of outrage notwithstanding, it's hardly surprising that the Member of Parliament who brutally assaulted an Air India staffer on Thursday is from the Shiv Sena

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Sorority of the solitude seekers

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Sorority of the solitude seekers

    Though no one may be writing books about us rejecting the ‘norms of the society’ to live independently, we all exist on the same page

  • mid-day editorial: No dramas in Dharamsala, please

    Although Australia's cricket captain Steven Smith insists this edition of the Border-Gavaskar series is played in the right spirit, he doesn't have too many backers

  • A different Sri-Sri experience

    A different Sri-Sri experience

    We have always felt that as a society we do not do enough to give back to our armed forces who defend the country often in the most difficult of circumstances

  • Clayton Murzello: You did well out there, Rahane

    Clayton Murzello: You did well out there, Rahane

    Ajinkya Rahane's alacrity in trying to pacify Ishant Sharma during the fast bowler's clash with Matt Renshaw at Ranchi was commendable

  • 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