• Fiona Fernandez: Sounds from a Metro

    As work on Metro III continues in full throttle, let's hope the row of iconic heritage buildings that dot the stretch in Fort survive the drill

  • Aditya Sinha: It's not anti-national to insult Bapu?

    Aditya Sinha: It's not anti-national to insult Bapu?

    Amit Shah's 'chatur baniya' remark seems to be part of a 'death by a thousand cuts' approach against Gandhi, a tactic also used by Pak

  • mid-day editorial: Either drink or drive, just don't do both

    In the war against drink driving, the Mumbai police have carried out awareness drives, captured the city's attention with memorable tweets

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Pyaasa: Thirsty still

    Meenakshi Shedde: Pyaasa: Thirsty still

    I had the enormous pleasure of seeing Guru Dutt's Pyaasa (The Thirsty One, 1957) on the big screen in Mumbai last week

  • Rahul da Cunha: Masterchef, maitre d's and momos

    Rahul da Cunha: Masterchef, maitre d's and momos

    So, dear reader, it's been an action-packed week. Much has happened in international affairs, with George Clooney attaining fatherhood, and Comey testifying against Trump (is the USA a true democracy or what?)

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: The pea-brahmachari

    Devdutt Pattanaik: The pea-brahmachari

    At the heart of the hysteria over the peacock's tears is Hinduism's great discomfort with sex

  • Paromita Vohra: Grains of Song

    Paromita Vohra: Grains of Song

    "In the forest, in the woods, who is weeping? Listen! Bori-babhali [jujube and acacia trees] are the 'women' who listen to and console Sita."

  • Lindsay Pereira: Monsoon is back and it's choking

    Lindsay Pereira: Monsoon is back and it's choking

    Even a person with a half-functional brain can realise that someone is earning a significant amount to ensure our roads will never be smooth

  • mid-day editorial: Put a halt to bullying on the train

    This paper recently highlighted yet another instance of bullying on the local train, when an unruly group of commuters tried to force a senior citizen to give up her window seat

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Feasting on freedom in Berlin

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Feasting on freedom in Berlin

    The highlight of being in Berlin was wandering late into the night, tasting the culture and food, with no one to stop and question us

  • mid-day editorial: Keep kids out of any mind games at school

    School is where children they take the first steps in learning. That is why schools should always be a safe space where kids can grow

  • Mr Worldwide

    Mr Worldwide

    Amit Bhatia, the son-in-law of London-based steel tycoon LN Mittal, shot into the international limelight in 2004 when he married Vanisha Mittal in an OTT celebrations at the Palace of Versailles

  • Miami nice

    Miami nice

    For the past few weeks designer Maheka Mirpuri has been in Miami with her husband, on their annual summer break visiting his aunt

  • Clayton Murzello: Passion must always stay in fashion

    Clayton Murzello: Passion must always stay in fashion

    Mumbai's selection committee will do well to emulate the likes of Dilip Sardesai and Naren Tamhane, fine selectors and super mentors

  • mid-day editorial: Let's drive parking touts out of business

    A report in this newspaper yesterday highlighted how Colaba is rife with parking touts, which are preying on unsuspecting tourists

  • Lara Dutta talks about her daughter and it is extremely cute

    Lara Dutta talks about her daughter and it is extremely cute

    Dressed in a sport-sy little white dress, make up free, with her hair pulled back in a pony, Lara Dutta spoke mostly of her daughter ("She's five going on fifty!") with a mother's pride.

  • Ranjona Banerji: Cultivation of mind is necessary

    Ranjona Banerji: Cultivation of mind is necessary

    When the allegorical lessons about human life in mythology are taken literally, you are reduced to parroting illogical mumbo-jumbo

  • mid-day editorial: Let's be cool about the new AC train

    Mumbai railway is all set to become the coolest, with the Railway Board confirming that the AC local service will be available for the public from September this year

  • Madhu Sapre has a special with 1992 Miss Universe contemporaries

    Madhu Sapre has a special with 1992 Miss Universe contemporaries

    The statuesque athlete Madhu Sapre, who had represented India, and been chosen as second runner-up in the 1992 Miss Universe pageant, was recently in Barcelona for a very special reunion with some of her pageant contemporaries

  • Mayank Shekhar: Not a jhol, just good ol' Joel

    Mayank Shekhar: Not a jhol, just good ol' Joel

    If monuments were vibrations, any trip would be incomplete without hearing the musician you associate a city with