“Pakistan’s future viability, stability and security lie in empowering its people and building political institutions... the fundamental battle for the hearts and minds of a generation can be accomplished only under democracy” (late) Benazir Bhutto
It took years of struggle by parents and activists to get children with special needs into mainstream education and all the effort seems to have been in vain, as those in need of support are still being ignored
Perhaps this is why, regardless of his current status or personal fortune, Ratan Tata gets to stand first in every queue of Indian tycoons
At the heart of my cricket interest were two magazines that my father brought home in the late 1970s
The government has a lot to explain as to why its Republic Day advertisement used an image of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution without the words “socialist” and “secular”
Once in a while, Mumbai surprises. Take Tuesday evening when leading medical cosmetologist and the founder of the Blush chain of skincare clinics, Dr Jamuna Pai, celebrated 20 years of being a pioneer in the beauty industry, with the release of her debut book No One Has To Know The Ultimate Skin Care And Anti Ageing Guide (Collins) at a glittering ceremony at the Taj's Lands End in Bandra
Yes, it was India’s 66th Republic Day on Monday. And yes, it is true that parades are a bit dated, 20th century commie-fascist thingies
Cartoonist RK Laxman was one of India’s finest post-Independence institutions, easily the best of his generation, and the next
We can hear the hurrahs and ‘Ayes’ from mid-day’s young readers (and their parents too), as we write this column.
In politics and chess, the opening — a combination of initial moves players make — impacts the middle game and endgame.
Nope, there was no ban. They came up with some convoluted statement to pull wool over the eyes of their permanent funders, read America, but Pakistan fooled only rosy-spectacled candle-walas into believing that they had actually banned the Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Ostensibly, Mumbai Cricket Association president Sharad Pawar’s reaction to the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team’s disappointing performance came in the form of the re-introduction of the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC).
Once in a while, Sobo demonstrates its savoir-faire in small but significant ways, as it did over the weekend at the wedding of Raoul Verma and the lovely Maya Parikh, the progeny of prominent Sobo families
My neighbourhood video store is shutting shop. “Why Shaileshbhai, what’s the problem?” “Sir, the pirated market is doing ‘bharpoor’ business
It was quite sweet how happy some folks were when Arun Jaitley, said the other day, that the era of censorship was over, hai na?
In the Mahabharata, Draupadi is determined to wash her hair with the blood of Dushasana, for though brother-in-law he has treated her with savage disrespect by dragging her by her hair to the gambling hall
Only a woman can nonchalantly label herself what a man would be loath to admit, said the advertising old hand. You can talk to these ad-men they’ve got perspective
Imagine the supreme law of the land written quietly in a small cafe hugging the corner of Rampart Row. That’s just what happened long before Kala Ghoda became the city’s tony art and eateries district
Perhaps one of the best things about this season is that the city plays host to a number of classical Indian music concerts, both outdoors and indoors, with the country’s top artistes playing for aficionados and those wet-behind-the-ears about classical music, alike
The Central Board of Film Certification, popularly known as ‘Censor Board’, has often been in the news for the wrong reasons