• Meenakshi Shedde: Premis of a rapist

    Meenakshi Shedde: Premis of a rapist

    I did not study literature at St Xavier's College, but such was poet and professor Eunice de Souza's aura, that I had smuggled myself into a few of her lectures, and was dazzled. I had always been an ardent admirer, from afar

  • Meher Marfatia: On the waterfront

    Meher Marfatia: On the waterfront

    Ten jewel-like buildings at Colaba's Apollo Bunder have offered more than great harbour views since 1900

  • Lindsay Pereira: What's smart about this city?

    Lindsay Pereira: What's smart about this city?

    The claims of Mumbai being a Smart City makes little difference to citizens who struggle to find signs of basic intelligence in governance

  • mid-day editorial: Don't let manholes become our downfall

    Mumbai is still shaken by the death of Dr Deepak Amrapurkar, a top gastroenterologist who slipped into an open manhole in Lower Parel during the floods of August 29

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: It's just a question of time

    Rosalyn D'Mello: It's just a question of time

    A doctor, treating my fibroids, says what is grown cannot un-grow. But recent readings have compelled me to think differently about time

  • mid-day editorial: Sports culture must begin at the ground level

    An important day in the calendar went unnoticed in the Maximum City as it grappled with the rain and deluge

  • The box-office God

    The box-office God

    Yesterday was a busy day for producer Krishika Lulla. "I always believe in Ganpati; so since tomorrow is the release of my latest film, I had to take blessing from Lord Ganpati at my friend Vanita Wadhawan's puja at her residence," she said

  • Clayton Murzello: Moeen along dangerous lines

    Clayton Murzello: Moeen along dangerous lines

    England all-rounder hasn't come out smelling of roses after he all but ruled out a West Indies revival through his utterances at Leeds Test

  • mid-day editorial: Let's flood the city with light in this crisis

    One day after disaster, the city is still recuperating from its August 29 wounds. While there are plenty of feel-good messages encapsulating the spirit of this resilient city, there is still a lot required before we can recover

  • Ranjona Banerji: A step in the 'right' direction

    Ranjona Banerji: A step in the 'right' direction

    Right to privacy is the greatest judgment made in recent or even distant memory as it questions the tyranny of community

  • mid-day editorial: See the godmen for the fraud-men they are

    With Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh being sentenced to 20 years in jail, yet another godman sees his credibility torn to pieces. Even this may not be enough though, as evidenced by the initial violence displayed his followers, killing more than 35 lives

  • Trump, Modi, Brexit and Desai

    Trump, Modi, Brexit and Desai

    It's always wonderful to meet renowned economist and British Peer, Lord Meghnad Desai (reader alert: he's married to our cousin)

  • Mayank Shekhar: Are you binge-screwed as well?

    Mayank Shekhar: Are you binge-screwed as well?

    With television becoming the greatest addictions of our times, did platforms like Netflix kill the joy of snappy big-screen entertainment?

  • mid-day editorial: Alert driving is the need of this season

    Ten members of a Dombivali family, on their way to a Bhavnagar temple, died when their jeep collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on a highway in Ahmedabad

  • Women of Asia

    Women of Asia

    By any reckoning, this photograph from the sidelines of Mountain Echoes in Bhutan, featuring Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck sitting causally on the steps flanked by Padma Lakshmi (in old rose coloured boots) and Barkha Dutt

  • The emergence of Amruta

    The emergence of Amruta

    If there is any single transformation in the city of Mumbai, it is that of Amruta Fadnavis, the attractive banker wife of CM Devendra Fadnavis, who is fast emerging as an articulate and high-profile personality in her own right

  • Fiona Fernandez: Opening up Mumbai's 'other' museums

    Fiona Fernandez: Opening up Mumbai's 'other' museums

    With their fine examples of religious architecture, it would be provident to open up Bombay's heritage churches to the public

  • Dharmendra Jore: Oh god, save us from the men in the middle!

    Recent violence by followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief has brought blind belief, spiritual middlemen and the business of religion back into focus

  • Aditya Sinha: Out with the Big Brother brigade

    Aditya Sinha: Out with the Big Brother brigade

    The apex court's privacy verdict is a major roadblock for the BJP, and will ensure that we are that much farther from a dystopian India

  • mid-day editorial: Let's end the build-up to any more tragedy

    A report in this paper cited how a diamond trader and his wife got the scare of their lives when a huge portion of their kitchen ceiling came crashing down, narrowly missing their eight-year-old daughter