• Paromita Vohra: A photo copy

    Paromita Vohra: A photo copy

    Earlier this week, photographer Souvid Datta, who had shot a series of photographs in a brothel in Kolkata's red light district of Sonagachi, was outed by critic Shreya Bhat, for having not simply plagiarised an idea, but photoshopping someone else's work into his own

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Eternal or progressing truths

    Devdutt Pattanaik: Eternal or progressing truths

    In universities around the world, there is an implicit acceptance of teleology, that human culture is moving from the primitive to the refined, from underdeveloped to developed, much like moving towards the Promised Land described in Abrahamic mythologies

  • Rahul da Cunha: The king of Osho business

    Rahul da Cunha: The king of Osho business

    So, occasionally, I do photo walks through the bylanes of the city formerly known as Bombay, capturing aspects that were once regal, now a tad rundown

  • Lindsay Pereira: A 'ground-breaking' government

    Lindsay Pereira: A 'ground-breaking' government

    Why is it that the more our government spends on awful beautification experiments, the worse our commute actually gets?

  • mid-day editorial: Mumbai, start preparing for a clean win

    Last year, Mumbai was featured as India's 10th cleanest city on the Swachh Bharat rankings, but now it has fallen to the 29th spot on the list

  • Amitabh Bachchan to release pictoral biography of Union Minister Praful Patel

    Amitabh Bachchan to release pictoral biography of Union Minister Praful Patel

    The phrase, "It doesn't get bigger than this", can aptly be applied to the upcoming release of a pictorial biography of NCP leader and former Union Minister of Aviation, Praful Patel

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Better alone than subservient

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Better alone than subservient

    I could say my feminism often gets in the way of acting upon either love or lust, but it protects me from the insufficiencies of men

  • mid-day editorial: Demolish structures of civic miscommunication

    The Christian community is up against the demolition of a cross on D'Monte Street, Bandra, which took place on April 29

  • Clayton Murzello: That was truly Test cricket!

    Clayton Murzello: That was truly Test cricket!

    The current West Indies vs Pakistan contest doesn't measure up to the quality and excitement of the 1976-77 one in the Caribbean

  • mid-day editorial: Wild ticket hike shouldn't block access to zoo

    A citizens' group is collecting signatures to protest the proposed 20-fold hike in the entry fee at the Jijamata Udyan, also known as Rani Bagh, a report in this paper said yesterday

  • Kabir Bedi and the might-be miracle

    Kabir Bedi and the might-be miracle

    We count ourselves happily among the spiritually muddled and perennially agnostic, and pride ourselves on possessing a healthy dose of scepticism

  • mid-day editorial: Stop fighting over fallen soldiers

    Aday after the beheading of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, the Congress slammed the Narendra Modi government for the incident

  • Ranjona Banerji: Ditching the curry for thumkas

    Ranjona Banerji: Ditching the curry for thumkas

    After decades of fetishizing curry as their go-to India connect, Britons have now moved on to savour Bollywood dance instead

  • 'Tis the season

    'Tis the season

    This past weekend, while most of the country's top industrialists, including Mukesh Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Shashi Ruia, Sanjay Reddy and even actor Aamir Khan were away in Bahrain to attend the beautiful traditional nuptials of the Mehta-Jatia families held on a private island in the Gulf Country, an equally over-the-top affair was celebrated in full Rajasthani fashion in Udaipur

  • mid-day editorial: Recklessness could land you in deep water

    The holidays turned tragic for four doctors from Solapur, who drowned in Pune after their boat capsized this weekend

  • Mayank Shekhar: Bappi, Da original rockstar

    Mayank Shekhar: Bappi, Da original rockstar

    Should the West dig deeper into Lahiri's discography? He was closest to their pop culture, and wasn't afraid to stand out from the crowd

  • Fiona Fernandez: Urban heritage, with a disclaimer

    Fiona Fernandez: Urban heritage, with a disclaimer

    With the recent, hasty demolition of New Delhi's iconic Hall of Nations, the very idea of urban heritage is under renewed threat

  • Dharmendra Jore: Out of the box, into the pan for the CM

    Dharmendra Jore: Out of the box, into the pan for the CM

    In light of youths angry with their ideas for the country being ignored, Fadnavis to hold exhibition on Maharashtra Day to give students an opportunity for presenting their visions

  • Aditya Sinha: Hey USA, Trump is your president

    Aditya Sinha: Hey USA, Trump is your president

    Donald Trump looks, talks and acts the part of the Ugly American. In that sense, he is very much every American's President

  • mid-day editorial: The path to ending triple talaq begins within

    Uttar Pradesh (UP) cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya has added fuel to the triple talaq fire by saying that the practice is being misused by men to satisfy their lust