• mid-day editorial: Show the door to matrons of abuse

    In a new low for our city, a matron at a children's home in Mankhurd set an appalling benchmark for cruelty

  • Their little pad

    Their little pad

    This anecdote narrated by a recent visitor to the fabulous Carlton House Terrace, a 67,000-square-foot, 25-bedroom dwelling in the heart of London's Westminster neighbourhood near Buckingham Palace, owned by the Hinduja brothers, made us smile

  • Coffee with KJO followed with a round of golf?

    Coffee with KJO followed with a round of golf?

    The last time we had witnessed a film personality interview him, was when writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar went man o man with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the motorcycle riding, golf playing savant of the Isha Foundation

  • Mayank Shekhar: A love letter to the Big Apple

    Mayank Shekhar: A love letter to the Big Apple

    Hard to trump a city whose values are so innately hinged on hard work and humanism. NY is perennially present-continuous

  • mid-day editorial: Children, you are more than your percentage

    The results season has begun. On Sunday, news poured in of a 17-year-old student allegedly committing suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence while his family was away

  • Women on top

    Women on top

    Our interest had been piqued recently when we heard that by a happy coincidence, currently, not one, or two, or three, but five high level Consul Generals in Mumbai happen to be women

  • Dharmendra Jore: Disaster strikes twice, is anyone awake yet?

    Following two consecutive helicopter incidents involving the chief minister within a month, the aviation machinery might want to reanalyse the state of its fleet before subjecting the CM to these avoidable dangers

  • mid-day editorial: Don't let the rains wash your life away

    There are many ways the city gears up for the rains

  • Fiona Fernandez: The fading out of a green signal

    Mumbai's natural heritage and flora and fauna along the eastern front is a green fairytale that is looking at a grim future after the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link is ready

  • Aditya Sinha: NE for Never Ending acronyms

    Aditya Sinha: NE for Never Ending acronyms

    Here are some acronyms a la PM Narendra Modi, whose overriding contribution to the nation has been a stream of pithy catchphrases

  • Paromita Vohra: Baharaon phool barsao

    Paromita Vohra: Baharaon phool barsao

    You know that purple zinnia? Daisy? Whatever - the purple flower on Facebook? Last year, when it briefly appeared I never knew what it stood for

  • Rahul da Cunha: Who let the dogs out?

    Rahul da Cunha: Who let the dogs out?

    So, as the BMC mercilessly hacks trees, and the BJP government, completes three years of 'Acche Din', I wonder, if our CEO at all feels he's heading a Banana Republic

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Unstoppable at Cannes

    Meenakshi Shedde: Unstoppable at Cannes

    I've been to the Cannes Film Festival three or four times. The first time, I was on the FIPRESCI International Critics' Jury at Cannes in 2001, the second time as International Cinema Programmer to the Mumbai Film Festival in 2009

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Male verbs and female nouns

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Male verbs and female nouns

    In his speech at an industrial conclave, a very reputed and successful businessman said that an entrepreneur needs to know when to create like Brahma, when to sustain like Vishnu and when to destroy like Shiva

  • Lindsay Pereira: Hit the streets, learn a lesson

    Lindsay Pereira: Hit the streets, learn a lesson

    The young and old don't stand a chance in an environment where the act of getting onto a bus or train is fraught with all kinds of dangers

  • mid-day editorial: Nobody can win when a life is lost

    When did winning an argument become more important than the sanctity of life?

  • This is what Shah Rukh Khan and Brad Pitt bonded over

    This is what Shah Rukh Khan and Brad Pitt bonded over

    By now everyone has heard about the epic meeting of two of the planet's best looking and completely opposite male hunks: motor mouth Shah Rukh Khan and monosyllabic Brad Pitt

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Who said solo travel is lonely?

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Who said solo travel is lonely?

    Travelling solo doesn't have to mean being alone; if anything, owning your solitude helps you make new friends and memories

  • mid-day editorial: Tourists don't pay to be taken for a ride

    An otherwise perfect Europe tour was ruined for 36 passengers after they decided to go to a local mall in Rome in the last few hours of the trip

  • Philistines ahoy!

    Philistines ahoy!

    Shabana Azmi is not the only one who has spoken out about the unease felt about the Cannes Film Festival and the French Riviera becoming a fashion red carpet