• Devdutt Pattanaik: A Purana for Muslims

    Devdutt Pattanaik: A Purana for Muslims

    Many Muslims in Tamil Nadu call themselves Marakkayar, which means seamen, a word that is derived from the Arabic 'markab

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Bharatiya naris' double lives

    Meenakshi Shedde: Bharatiya naris' double lives

    Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha is a poignant, brutally honest and compelling film about ordinary women and their desires

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Ambedkar seeks a lawyer

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Ambedkar seeks a lawyer

    Attempting to appreciate Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's true worth, a new play pits him against his contemporaries. By provoking a rabble-rousing response, the makers become poor lawyers for the Father of the Constitution

  • Lindsay Pereira: Don't you have faith in the BMC?

    Lindsay Pereira: Don't you have faith in the BMC?

    Thousands of crores have been spent on fixing Bombay's roads. We can't ask the officials where all that money has gone though

  • mid-day editorial: Don't get robbed in your silver age

    A South Mumbai couple in their silver age nearly ended up penniless after the wife – who was in her eighties – put her trust in the wrong man, who robbed them of Rs 1.14 crore

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Out of the dark, into enlightenment

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Out of the dark, into enlightenment

    Lipstick Under My Burkha has sent a message out that Indian women have long since arrived will no longer be made to cower by patriarchy

  • mid-day editorial: Fake rape cases are an insult to survivors

    In an age when women are still being raped every day and are struggling to find justice, it is shameful for another woman to falsely cry rape just to trap some men and settle scores with them

  • Sneak peak of couture week

    Sneak peak of couture week

    When we caught up with designer Manish Malhotra on the verge of flying to Delhi for a fashion week, where he would be showing at the grand finale, he was buoyant as ever

  • Clayton Murzello: The first Ravi of commentary

    Clayton Murzello: The first Ravi of commentary

    Radio pundit Chaturvedi, who turned 80 yesterday, has a special affection for WI cricket, which made him an authority on the subject

  • mid-day editorial: Don't let our faith in the judiciary collapse

    The death toll in Mumbai's Ghatkopar building collapse stands at 17, with over 30 people injured

  • Ranjona Banerji: Make history by changing it

    Ranjona Banerji: Make history by changing it

    School books have long been fair game for politicians to tinker with as they try to gain political mileage. The cost India has to bear is ignored

  • mid-day editorial: Stop the excuses, give us smoother roads

    The potholes on the city's roads went from a mere nuisance to a death trap a couple of days ago, when a biker lost her life after crashing into a crater and being run over by a truck

  • A Bombay love story

    A Bombay love story

    Once in a while, you chance upon a book that haunts your waking hour and interferes with your sleep patterns

  • Mayank Shekhar: Why Saif Ali Khan is partly right

    Mayank Shekhar: Why Saif Ali Khan is partly right

    It's certainly nurture, not nature, that helps anyone in a profession that is best understood by those with generational background

  • mid-day editorial: Find the root cause behind tree collapses

    Two days since former Doordarshan anchor and yoga instructor Kanchan Nath died after a tree fell on her, locals at Chembur are still in a state of shock

  • Livin' the Life

    Livin' the Life

    She's the closest we've come to a dyed-in-the-wool jet setter, travelling the world on a PJ with a hip and young entourage

  • Fiona Fernandez: Who taught us about heritage?

    India's education system needs to include heritage as an important subject. Only then will Gen Next gauge its relevance and act upon conserving it

  • Dharmendra Jore: Will awkward Opposition get its act together in time?

    By managing to ensure that its candidate Ram Nath Kovind pulled off a resounding win, the BJP is on a high, while its arch-rival Sena and Oppn parties seem all over the place

  • Aditya Sinha: This RaGa is no song of revolution

    Aditya Sinha: This RaGa is no song of revolution

    Rahul Gandhi has the chance to bring Dalit votes back to Congress before the Gujarat polls, but he's content to just go with the flow

  • mid-day editorial: NAINA investors, keep your eyes open for fraud

    Those investing in real estate around the Navi Mumbai airport have been warned. As the much awaited Navi Mumbai airport inches towards becoming a reality, construction projects are also mushrooming in the area