Maharashtra is no stranger to the politics of alliances, but the current government has taken ‘partnership’ to yet another level, thanks to the Shiv Sena’s posturing as a prime opposition party despite being in power with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
The first encounter was quite vivid. We were heading deeper into a forest – one that we never knew actually existed within our very own city. This was part of our school picnic to Chhota Kashmir
Do we need to teach educated humans the value of trees? Seems like we do, at least to the city planners, developers and those hungry to strip the Earth of its green cover that has been laid out systematically over centuries of meticulous ecological planning!
“The world is predicting that it’s India’s chance to fly,” said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. Actually, the world has been saying this for years, just that Indians did not believe it
Mumbaikars are by and large conditioned to deal with change, no matter how sudden. And an unseasonal couple of days’ rain is nothing to the city’s residents, who merely use newspaper and carrier bags as makeshift protection, and run for cover
And word comes in that the magical mystery tour that Lalit Modi is currently on in Cuba, which we had reported about on these pages last week, has had a bit of a paparazzi problem
Indians are navel-gazers when it comes to cinema. We are devoted mainly to ourselves, our cinema, which is rich and varied enough.
Mother Teresa. For hundreds of thousands of people, the poorest of the poor, she is saviour.
Trees are beautiful.
I love the concept of the Academy Awards. Especially the films that make their way through the Odyssey-like journey to the Oscars.
We tend to believe that bad things happen to others. Bad things like assault, rape, murder. Till it happens to someone we know, or know of, or admire, or hold in high esteem
The fact that social messaging services such as WhatsApp have practically transformed the way we communicate is a truism. But, what is the reliability of the human mind that operates this service?
Lyse Doucet, BBC’s chief international correspondent, wrote a very nice piece on the Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) recently
The Railway budget announced yesterday, as expected, has evoked much debate, some dissension and expert analysis. It is the focus of discussion, only overshadowed of course, by the main budget to be presented tomorrow
Like everything else about him, Lalit Modi’s current trip to Cuba is king-size. Organised by his good friend, the legendary Sir David Tang, of such excellent ventures as the Shanghai Tang fashion label...
West Indian cricketers have the most fascinating of names Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards and Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts. All these got prefixed with the title Sir
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat began the week causing a huge controversy after he said there was a motive behind the service Mother Teresa provided to the poor to convert them to Christianity
Word comes in that internationally renowned conductor Zubin Mehta, one of Mumbai's most beloved sons, is going to be back in the city of his birth to perform two concerts with the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, after which he will travel to Chennai and Delhi for two more
No matter who is in power in Maharashtra, Mumbai is just seen as a massive snatch and grab opportunity
Recently, a drunk auto driver in Govandi jumped the queue and got into a fight with another auto driver who was awaiting his turn to take a passenger