• Shame rapists, empower survivors

    The long Diwali weekend was marred by reports of two ghastly rapes in Mumbai. On Saturday, a nine-year-old girl was raped in Wadala, while a 12-year-old was kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered in Govandi (West).

  • Why Wankhede for CM's swearing-in?

    With all this talk that the Wankhede Stadium at Churchgate will host the swearing-in of the Maharashtra chief minister must come a question: Why Wankhede and not a field on which cricket pitches and the outfield don’t stand any chance of damage?

  • Sarita Devi's suspension verdict too harsh

    The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended women’s boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon

  • Don't communalise Sena leader's murder

    In an incident that sparked protests by the party’s activists, a Shiv Sena leader was killed at his residence in Malad on Tuesday

  • Have a fun, but safe Diwali

    The city is in celebration mode as Diwali is upon us. One must remember, though, that all celebrations and revelry must be tempered with responsibility

  • Controversy must not kill WI cricket

    That world cricket may not see the West Indies playing again is not an alarmist view anymore

  • Time for Congress to reinvent itself

    After their dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress received a drubbing in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana

  • Clear all hurdles before announcing new projects

    Whenever new infrastructure projects are announced, Mumbaikars are skeptical about dates of completion and many scoff cynically about the probability of a particular project ever being completed. The doubt comes with good reason

  • Make booths accessible for elderly, disabled

    With polling day over, the wait for the next Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra begins. Counting days are on and the result is expected on Sunday

  • Getting inked should be non-negotiable

    We need to keep up concerted awareness drives and constant hardselling about the need to vote, as awareness is the first step to changing attitudes towards voting

  • Indian sport must have the right mentality

    It will be over-the-top to say that one player merely reading a book on the mental aspect of sports helped India beat Pakistan to a hockey gold medal at the recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea recently.

  • Embrace Gandhian values in everyday life

    Rahul David is not the misspelt name of a cricketer, nor is he a celebrity in any respect, except in the lives of those who come across him regularly in south Mumbai.

  • ISL off with a bang, AIFF must plan ahead now

    Football is the second most popular sport in India after cricket. Sounds unbelievable, but it’s true! Rarely does a domestic football match witness empty stands something that even a Ranji Trophy cricket match can’t boast of

  • This Nobel is India's pride and shame

    While it definitely celebrates human achievement in the face of adversity, the trouble with international recognition of the Nobel Peace Prize is that it holds a mirror to our shortcomings

  • No shame in seeking help for mental illness

    With mental health awareness week going on, it is time to focus on this little-known and even less-recognised gamut of ailments

  • Directionless campaign will confuse voters

    The gloves have come off this campaign season, and the issues being raised for the state assembly elections is likely to leave a sensible section of voters confused

  • 'Fashionably late' is no more in fashion

    Yesterday, this paper ran a report about how punctuality has been an Achilles’ Heel for several stars. Be it for shooting or gracing an event, turning up on time is a virtue that they do not seem to embrace.

  • Remove stigma around unwed mothers

    Yesterday, this paper carried a report about three women being arrested for murdering a baby girl who was born out of wedlock. The Sahar police used a medical receipt and good detective skills to crack the case wide open in just 24 hours

  • Enough with the dressing advice, please

    Singer KJ Yesudas joined the group of rubbish sprouted using women and Indian culture as a justification, when he recently said that women should not wear jeans because it provokes undesirable behaviour

  • Racecourse is no place for political meetings

    Today, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a mammoth rally at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in SoBo, it really seals the reputation of Mahalaxmi as the new hunting ground for political parties