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  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Big, bigger, biggest

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Big, bigger, biggest

    The idea of measurement is a key theme in Hindu mythology. Stories from the Puranas introduce us to the complexity of measurement

  • Paromita Vohra: A window into nature

    Paromita Vohra: A window into nature

    For the longest time (as some regular readers of this column know) I have declared I’m not a nature lover

  • Lindsay Pereira: Why it takes 2.5 hrs to go anywhere

    Lindsay Pereira: Why it takes 2.5 hrs to go anywhere

    Enduring toxic fumes and losing time and money every day is a reality for millions, all because some of us can't follow rules

  • mid-day editorial: Let's not 'club' sportsmanship with deceit

    By the time you read this, the Cricket Club of India (CCI) will be into its second day of elections. The run-up has been fractious, even by current club election standards, which have hit high-decibel levels since the past few years. In fact, new lows have been reached in almost all clubs of late

  • Rosalyn D'mello: The notions of home we carry with us

    Rosalyn D'mello: The notions of home we carry with us

    Amidst memories, I realise, to have even a marginal sense of home or mobility between two homes, is a luxury that we take for granted

  • mid-day editorial: Pay heed to (ab)use of infrastructure

    Infrastructure that benefits citizens, makes lives slightly easier, is always welcome

  • Clayton Murzello: Mumbai 1980 is worth emulating

    Clayton Murzello: Mumbai 1980 is worth emulating

    BCCI should have recalled how well they went about their golden jubilee celebrations while erecting the stage for today’s 500th Test

  • mid-day editorial: Let's not leave Mumbai high and dry again

    Even as you read this, September showers continue to power on, surprising Mumbaikars with this unexpected bounty. But this deluge should not wash away all common sense about water conservation

  • A house for Mr Kapoor

    A house for Mr Kapoor

    Sources say that Ranbir Kapoor, whose love life appears to be almost as complicated a saga as his hunt for a home, will be moving into yet another rented apartment, before his final move back to his parent’s currently under-construction bungalow at Pali Hill

  • Nita and Mukesh Ambani to throw lavish wedding reception for a family friend

    Nita and Mukesh Ambani to throw lavish wedding reception for a family friend

    The two families represent Gujarati business pedigree

  • Ranjona Banerji: Laying waste to the nation

    Ranjona Banerji: Laying waste to the nation

    For all the talk about Swachh Bharat, we haven’t been able to clean up the dirt and rot in either the country or the government

  • mid-day editorial: Railways' track record needs attention

    Two recent stories with the local railways at the heart of the issues reflected commuter compassion and quick thinking in the face of adversity

  • Raghuram Rajan looks dapper in bespoke clothes

    Raghuram Rajan looks dapper in bespoke clothes

    We have always been a fan of the former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, and had hoped to see his term extended

  • Deepa Gahlot: Dance as a means of protest

    Deepa Gahlot: Dance as a means of protest

    Amid the stunning artistry in Manipuri productions, there’s always an overt or covert hint of the socio-political situation of the state

  • mid-day editorial: Test of thoughtfulness and grandeur

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is geared up to mark a milestone

  • Fiona Fernandez: Oh! Lady Flora

    Fiona Fernandez: Oh! Lady Flora

    As work begins on the heritage fountain, let’s hope that this ethereal icon is resurrected to its glory

  • Aditya Sinha: Trump and the Kanyakubja NRIs

    Aditya Sinha: Trump and the Kanyakubja NRIs

    Even after living in the US for decades, Indians can have shockingly right-wing opinions about the presidential race and Donald Trump

  • mid-day editorial: Have we become too comfortably numb?

    Even as you read this, constant updates are coming through about the blast in New York, in which about 30 people are said to have been injured

  • The best and the brightest

    The best and the brightest

    By all accounts it was something of a star turn out when Giants International honoured 12 outstanding personalities of India at a five-star this Saturday

  • Anand Pendharkar: A sting operation

    Anand Pendharkar: A sting operation

    A Decade ago on September 4, 2006, the conservation community was plunged into shock with the accidental death of Stephen ‘Steve’ Robert Irwin