• mid-day editorial: Stop infringing on women's personal space

    Recently, a wedding celebration turned sour after an all-out brawl broke out between the guests, after some boys blatantly disrespected the personal space of a few girls dancing at the celebrations, and took pictures and videos

  • Amitabh Bachchan celebrates wedding anniversary with family

    Amitabh Bachchan celebrates wedding anniversary with family

    A frisson of excitement is said to have passed around the room, when the Bachchans - Amitabh, Jaya and family - had walked in to Chef Hemant Oberoi's newly opened eponymous eatery at BKC to bring in their 44th wedding anniversary this weekend

  • 'To change India's name would require a change in the Constitution'

    'To change India's name would require a change in the Constitution'

    The government's next game changer could be to rename the country Hindustan, says our veteran columnist Aditya Sinha, and explains the reasons behind it and how it could play out

  • Dharmendra Jore: Why is Bharat so upset with India?

    As the statewide farmers' strike has held cities to ransom as part of its agenda to make it hurt where it counts, the government needs to tread a fine line when taking this socio-economic bull by its horns

  • Fiona Fernandez: Art dekho

    Despite being fascinating examples of architecture and history that are entwined with Mumbai's rise as India's film capital, its heritage cinema halls are facing a slow fadeout

  • mid-day editorial: Calling Mumbai's green warriors to arms

    Today is World Environment Day, and Mumbai is marking the day with a slew of programmes about environmental awareness

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Itihasa is not fantasy

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Itihasa is not fantasy

    Itihasa is not fantasy; it is not history either at least not in Sanskrit

  • Paromita Vohra: Seas of Stories - A fantasy

    Paromita Vohra: Seas of Stories - A fantasy

    I read two stories last week, which made me wonder about how we now respond to stories

  • Rahul da Cunha: Gimme 'mor'

    Rahul da Cunha: Gimme 'mor'

    So, there was a time when the crow was under consideration to be the national bird. After all it had all qualities Indian – it is hardy, relentless, noisy, inquisitive

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Wisdom Tree 'katta'

    Meenakshi Shedde: Wisdom Tree 'katta'

    It's funny how relatively small incidents can shape your entire life. So, a thank you party is long overdue, for all those who've been incredibly mean to me

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Ghalib smiles in Sanskrit

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Ghalib smiles in Sanskrit

    Aside from arguing at Mumbai's Industrial Court, labour lawyer Satyanarayana Hegde deconstructs Urdu-Persian poetry of Mirza Ghalib in the shringaar kavya context. That's when he is not impersonating Kader Khan

  • Lindsay Pereira: What's new(s) anyway? Read ads

    Lindsay Pereira: What's new(s) anyway? Read ads

    Even if things are not getting better on time, focus on how India has 'improved'. It's what the newspaper ads want you to do anyway

  • mid-day editorial: Women, don't abort your right to safety

    There is a reason why the law dictates that Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) can only be performed on the advice of medical experts - a botched abortion can end up costing the patient's life

  • mid-day editorial: Binge drinking is no kidding matter

    A young father's irresponsible drinking claimed the life of his four-year-old daughter after he dropped her from a bridge

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: What are you waiting for?

    Rosalyn D'Mello: What are you waiting for?

    Whether you've had to wait for hours, days or years to get somewhere, what's important is that we are here, at long last

  • High stakes in poker league

    High stakes in poker league

    Word comes in that businessman Raj Kundra, the former co-owner of IPL team Rajasthan Royals, and husband of Shilpa Shetty, is all set to launch a new Poker League on the same lines as the IPL and other sports leagues

  • mid-day editorial: Beware of cashing into club houses of fraud

    A top surgeon from a Bandra hospital has spoken out about how he was recently taken for a ride by a holiday club, which lured him into parting with a little over Rs 1.5 lakh for a 15-year membership and unbelievable perks

  • Clayton Murzello: KP Ashar and his sunshine ways

    Clayton Murzello: KP Ashar and his sunshine ways

    There was more to the departed wicketkeeper-batsman than just his Bradman-like scores which spiced up inter-school cricket in the 1960s

  • The family that laughs together

    The family that laughs together

    Some large families often need that one personable member to keep them together during good times and bad, and we have often said that the large Kapoor khandan

  • Ranjona Banerji: When you have a beef with logic

    Ranjona Banerji: When you have a beef with logic

    It is a striking sentiment that drives someone to commit murder in the name of the cow but allows one to walk past a sick cow eating garbage