• Fiona Fernandez: Intangible and invisible

    Fiona Fernandez: Intangible and invisible

    More of India’s intangible treasures across the arts, culture and textiles ought to get better recognition at the state, national and global level

  • Dharmendra Jore: The challenges, they just keep on coming

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis may have single-handedly won BJP the recent self-government polls, but what lies ahead is even tougher

  • Aditya Sinha: The worse the pain, the greater the good

    Aditya Sinha: The worse the pain, the greater the good

    Indians love the idea of a ban, perhaps because of the deep belief that the only way to purification is through self-denial and pain

  • mid-day editorial: It's a toll order, but let us keep the peace

    Today, we will see the true test of whether things have improved in the four weeks since the demonetisation drive began and toll plazas announced a temporary waiver of toll charges

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Reality show of the gods

    Meenakshi Shedde: Reality show of the gods

    I spent a few days last week in the company of gods and goddesses, who were up to all kinds of stuff

  • Rahul da Cunha: How to exit a WhatsApp group

    Rahul da Cunha: How to exit a WhatsApp group

    So I’m faced with the biggest quandary of my adult life. I’m racked with potential guilt. I wish to exit my school WhatsApp group

  • Paromita Vohra: A girl and a book

    Paromita Vohra: A girl and a book

    Shilpa Shetty and Animal Farm set off a lot of jokes, many of which I found myself laughing at reluctantly, last week. In this age of multimedia, I think it’s absurd to assume everyone reads

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: When asked a question

    Devdutt Pattanaik: When asked a question

    At the end of my lectures I am often asked questions. I restrict my answers to clarifications on the topic of my lecture

  • Lindsay Pereira: Change! There's one for the books

    Lindsay Pereira: Change! There's one for the books

    The switch from redundant textbooks to Potter, Maus and Tintin in schools ushers in hope for imagination and scope for inquisitiveness

  • mid-day editorial: A 'special' day calls for special measures

    Today is a “special” day — it’s World Disability Day or International Day for the Disabled. In keeping with tradition, the United Nations has announced a theme for this day

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Feasting on happiness this Xmas

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Feasting on happiness this Xmas

    As the year comes full circle, and family and friends come together for an early Christmas feast, here’s hoping 2017 is a year of happiness

  • mid-day editorial: No child's play to keep our gardens safe

    In a familiar and disappointing pattern, BMC negligence has caused a 13-year-old boy so much pain. The teenager was recently injured because of a rusty ride in Mankhurd’s Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya garden

  • Clayton Murzello: Vijay Manjrekar was streets ahead

    Clayton Murzello: Vijay Manjrekar was streets ahead

    The recent Dadar street signage dispute concerning the late batsman was another example of blatant disrespect to our erstwhile achievers

  • mid-day editorial: Don't drop the ball on child abuse victims

    In one of the most shameful exposes in sports history, footballers are coming forward one by one to blow the whistle on long-running sex abuse in professional clubs in England

  • Ranjona Banerji: An economy beyond 'help'

    Ranjona Banerji: An economy beyond 'help'

    Demonetisation has just been one more opportunity for the parallel system to ‘help’, but at a price. The casualty? The nation’s integrity

  • mid-day editorial: Let's all defeat the terrorist ideology

    Aman Tandel, one of the four youngsters who left their Kalyan homes in May 2014 to fight alongside the Islamic State in Iraq, has been killed in an air strike

  • Engagement cheer

    Engagement cheer

    Celebrations are pending at the fashion house of ace designer duo ‘the boys’ Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, as Sandeep’s niece (his sister Benu Kumar’s daughter), the pretty young CEO of their fashion label, Saudamini Mattu, got engaged over the weekend

  • Deepa Gahlot: The spotlight's on the triple talaq farce

    Deepa Gahlot: The spotlight's on the triple talaq farce

    Phir Se Shaadi is a laugh riot with its tongue-in-cheek stance on triple talaq that questions the helplessness of women in feudal societies

  • mid-day editorial: Art for the Mumbaikar's heart

    Much as we like to think of ourselves as an art-loving society, art doesn’t seem to have found a place for itself in this city

  • Memorable reception

    Memorable reception

    We could not attend the do hosted by the Ambanis in honour of the forthcoming wedding of the lovely Isheta Salgaoncar to Neeshal Modi due to prior travel plans