• mid-day editorial: Our 26/11 heroes deserve better

    The 26/11 martyrs’ memorial in Kalyan is crumbling and filthy. The spot itself is overrun by vagrants who hang clothes, throw rubbish and even sleep there

  • mid-day editorial: More power to Mumbai Police

    Spelling an end to moral policing, top cops have decided to no longer use the draconian Section 110 under the Bombay Police Act

  • mid-day editorial: Aamir has every right to express his views

    Aamir Khan speaking out on what he thinks is the growing tolerance in India has led to heated debates outside and even within the Bollywood industry

  • Kudos to Khandala's young heroes

    There are several lessons we can learn from Sunday’s accident on the Pune-Satara Highway, in which two luxury buses collided head-on, killing one and injuring 45

  • Don't see red over pink ball

    History will be made on Friday when the Adelaide Oval in Australia hosts the first ever day/night cricket Test against New Zealand

  • How did Mumbai police mess it up?

    Peter Mukerjea, husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora case, was yesterday charged with murder. A local court has sent him to CBI custody till Monday.

  • Racing to better times at turf club

    Yesterday, Mumbai’s racing season got off to a start with the dust of hooves at the Royal Western India Turf Club’s (RWITC) headquarters, the Mahalaxmi racecourse. From today, it will be 43 days of racing spread across a little over five months

  • Open spaces must remain public

    Already struggling to find breathing space in the concrete jungle of Mumbai, a slew of citizens and NGOs came down heavily against the BMC’s new Recreational Ground-Playround (RG-PG) policy, which they feared would lead to even fewer open spaces.

  • Don't bulldoze Mumbai's history

    In early October, Worli gaothan residents received a notice from the Maharashtra Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) informing them of an application to declare the village a slum area. This was a precursor to setting up a slum rehabilitation project there.

  • The police are not our enemy

    In the past, they have been in the news for harassing citizens, but a recent spate of incidents have seen Mumbai Police at the receiving end of abuse

  • Let's restore heritage to its former glory

    On the night of Diwali, a blaze broke out at the Wilson College Gymkhana in south Mumbai

  • 'I want to see more of Mr Modi'

    PM Narendra Modi is in the UK. All television channels are covering his trip. Some have sent two or three journalists there. I am happy that the PM of India is getting this respect

  • Doping is illegal and should stay that way

    The world of athletics is experiencing seismic tremors thanks to the recently unearthed Russian doping scandal. Even hard-nosed cynics have been taken aback by the sheer scale of the multi-layered operation

  • This Diwali is more about light than sound

    Diwali has turned out to be a bit of a damp squib for firecracker traders, who are complaining about a 50 per cent slump in business this year

  • No walk in the park for Mumbai

    In a city where open spaces and gardens are an absolute luxury, children play in handkerchief-sized spaces that pass for parks

  • Think of pace bowlers too

    India’s recent victory over South Africa in the Mohali Test provoked varied responses from cricketers and armchair critics

  • Fill up those stands in Test cricket

    Critics of rank turners notwithstanding — and to be fair, the pitch at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium is just that — the India vs South Africa Test match at Mohali is a highly exciting one

  • Don't turn a blind eye to negligence

    At least 14 people were blinded in one eye after botched cataract surgeries at a district hospital in Washim, around 450 km east of Mumbai

  • Raising a hand against violence

    The Mumbai police suddenly needs a PR strategist. In the last few months, it has earned itself an image as violent as the episodes the force has been involved in, damaging its reputation

  • Bollywood comes of age

    It was a nifty 50 for Shah Rukh Khan as he marked his birthday on Monday with messages, media interviews and a bash for family and friends