• Let the rain wash off our indifference

    Mumbaikars are by and large conditioned to deal with change, no matter how sudden. And an unseasonal couple of days’ rain is nothing to the city’s residents, who merely use newspaper and carrier bags as makeshift protection, and run for cover

  • Think before you forward messages

    The fact that social messaging services such as WhatsApp have practically transformed the way we communicate is a truism. But, what is the reliability of the human mind that operates this service?

  • Let's train to be better commuters

    The Railway budget announced yesterday, as expected, has evoked much debate, some dissension and expert analysis. It is the focus of discussion, only overshadowed of course, by the main budget to be presented tomorrow

  • Better to build a legacy than knock one down

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat began the week causing a huge controversy after he said there was a motive behind the service Mother Teresa provided to the poor to convert them to Christianity

  • Put a brake on road rage

    Recently, a drunk auto driver in Govandi jumped the queue and got into a fight with another auto driver who was awaiting his turn to take a passenger

  • BMC's myopia is a road 'block' for city

    Paver blocks will soon be a thing of the past if current work is anything to go by. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now decided to make the city completely free of paver blocks

  • Associate teams need more ODI cricket

    Cricket needs to grow as a sport. It cannot afford to be just an Indian sub-continent driven sport. That is the reason this World Cup is so important to see where the world game is headed

  • SA will be a different kettle of fish

    Tomorrow’s India vs South Africa World Cup is no David vs Goliath clash at the Melbourne Cricket Club, but it’s a game in which India will be tested the most. Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co will have to use every ounce of their ability to beat South Africa at the iconic venue

  • Can't beat corruption with tied hands

    Soon after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis had assured that there would be zero tolerance on corruption in his government

  • Curbing parking space not the answer

    That the BMC is a forward-thinking organisation is an accusation even its worst enemy wouldn’t make. It may be one of the world’s richest civic bodies, but its shortsightedness is not only astounding, it makes strategies of fly-by-night operators sound like they have come from Steve Jobs

  • Why nightlife is vital for Mumbai

    Following a push by Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis agreed to get certain areas such as Nariman Point and the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) designated as nightlife zones

  • Looking forward to more from Team India

    India’s stupendous World Cup win against Pakistan is, of course, one to relish and cherish. It would be hypocritical not to admit that winning against Pakistan is very, very special

  • Now showing: The Virat Kohli era

    In sport, as in life, comparisons are odious. Talking about someone taking an enduring achiever’s place is near-blasphemy, and raising them to a level meant for all-time greats borders on foolhardy

  • Cricketers, it's time to stay honest

    Given that cricket is part of the national psyche, Indians felt hugely betrayed when the match-fixing scandal first broke out in 1997. Cricketer Manoj Prabhakar blew the whistle

  • Let's celebrate V-day with love

    Except for some stray voices from certain organisations promising punitive action for couples who indulge in PDA decoded that means Public Display of Affection on Valentine’s Day V-Day is expected to pass off peacefully and actually come up smelling of roses

  • It's time to join the fight for Aarey

    The Save Aarey movement is gathering steam with a number of NGOs now coming together to save the verdant land with incredible diversity from being taken over for a Metro car shed

  • Delhi's vote of confidence

    At the outset, we must congratulate the voters of Delhi for their stellar performance in the country’s electoral politics

  • We need strict rules to save trees

    There has been a simmering debate over the BMC's decision to fell trees at Aarey Milk colony to make space for a car depot for the Metro line III.

  • Let's give our senior citizens some TLC

    A recent survey, supported by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), across seven Indian states highlights that Maharashtra has maximum cases of abuse against senior citizens

  • Let's bring consumer rights to the fore

    A former MHADA chairman, Prasad Lad, has dragged Mercedes-Benz to court, after his car’s airbags failed to deploy. Lad, has approached the state Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission claiming damages for having been sold a ‘defective’ car