• The one biryani we can do without

    The one biryani we can do without

    I really love biryani. It has to be mutton biryani, but at a pinch, I am willing to make do with chicken

  • Why the renovated aquarium has tanked

    It’s been more than three weeks now since the Taraporewala Aquarium renovated for Rs 20 crore was thrown open to the public

  • Key Taj exec leaves

    Key Taj exec leaves

    She's been the senior most woman at the Taj and the recipient of several awards and accolades, so when Deepa Misra Harris, Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing, was known among the senior executive resignations in the hotel group last week, it caused a flutter. "Why did you leave?" we asked Harris

  • Mumbai Police's Social Media Monitoring Lab secretive and acting illegally?

    “We shall only monitor, not censor. Our aim is to bridge the gap between the public’s expectations and delivery of police services, and maintain public order

  • Dial M For Mahatma

    Dial M For Mahatma

    “You find ingredients listed on bottles of masala, but not the recipe, so that nobody can replicate it,” says a young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, himself looking for what turned him into Mahatma, Bapu

  • Mumbai, don't bow down to goondaism

    Sunday evening saw the finale of the Lakme Fashion Week being shifted from the original Dr Bhau Daji Lad museum to the Palladium Hotel in Lower Parel

  • A passion for sports

    A passion for sports

    "It's so great sharing a passion for sports with my son," it was Nita Ambani telling us on Sunday evening that she was soon flying to Australia with son Akash Ambani who has not only been entrusted with one of his father, Mukesh Ambani's most prestigious ventures the Reliance Jio rollout, but has also stepped up smartly to assist his mum in the management of her IPL cricket and football empire

  • When will Mumbai see something happen?

    A common refrain during legislative sessions held in the city, is that the houses don’t discuss much about Mumbai, even when the city elects 36 MLAs and has almost a dozen representatives in the Upper House

  • Cafe Samovar musings

    Ask any diehard Mumbaikar, and they’ll have a Cafe Samovar story to share. That first date

  • While Rahul slept

    While Rahul slept

    The genius columnist Art Buchwald won a Pulitzer Prize for a compilation of his articles in a book called While Reagan Slept

  • Lloyd must compose WI’s Redemption Song

    Yet another World Cup ends in disappointment for the West Indies

  • So long, Sams

    So long, Sams

    Ahead of the imminent closure of Usha Khanna’s 50-year-old Cafe Samovar, her daughter and mid-day columnist Malavika Sangghvi pens a diary

  • Ah men

    Ah men

    I’ll get along a bottle of wine and if you’re good I’ll give you a backrub.” I read the text thrice. Go into contacts to check if somehow the name and number had got mixed up

  • Angst in the time of adolescence

    Angst in the time of adolescence

    Talk to me, dear teenager, you awesome 16-year-old, child adult, social media czar, downloader of every kind of app, selfie expert -- I need to get into your head, under your skin, without treading on your privacy

  • The wives of Krishna

    The wives of Krishna

    Are you saying my Krishna is polygamous?’ the man said, his tone angry and threatening. I could not believe his reaction

  • Martyrs and mortals

    Martyrs and mortals

    If the dead can hear the living talk about them, I wonder what they’re thinking. You may have noticed how people often speak of the deceased as if they shared a very personal relationship

  • Operation Theatre at the PGH

    Operation Theatre at the PGH

    What would you make of “Manchu Macbeth” and “Hamlet no Omelette”

  • East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan? Who cares!

    There’s a north-south divide in Kolkata which runs deep beneath any apparent bonhomie between residents of Jorasanko and Jadavpur

  • My guide to preparing for exams

    My guide to preparing for exams

    Like all good Indians, a large part of my sense of self-worth comes from the exams I have given

  • Semi-final vs Aus will bring out the best in India

    No matter who your favourite team is, the Australia vs India ICC World Cup 2015 semi-final on Thursday will be a mouth-watering affair that pits the World No 1 ODI team (Australia) against the No 2 (India) side