• The gentle rebel's legacy cannot die

    Cartoonist RK Laxman was one of India’s finest post-Independence institutions, easily the best of his generation, and the next

  • City cricket revival needs more than just panels

    Ostensibly, Mumbai Cricket Association president Sharad Pawar’s reaction to the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team’s disappointing performance came in the form of the re-introduction of the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC).

  • Give classical music the respect it deserves

    Perhaps one of the best things about this season is that the city plays host to a number of classical Indian music concerts, both outdoors and indoors, with the country’s top artistes playing for aficionados and those wet-behind-the-ears about classical music, alike

  • Conflict of interest deserved to be hit for six

    The Supreme Court may have not pronounced clear punishments to those who brought disrepute to the game of cricket through their various actions in the Indian Premier League

  • Crime Branch is past its heyday

    The unruly scenes at a city hospital between policemen belonging to the Crime Branch and the Vile Parle police station was not only unwarranted, it has devalued the image of the law enforcement agency

  • Don't single out bikers, make laws equal

    State transport minister Diwakar Raote’s announcement of making an indemnity bond compulsory for bike riders defies logic and challenges its legality because any law of the land has to be equal for all here, the people who hold licences for driving all kinds of vehicles, and of course bikes

  • Make 'safety first' the mantra for sports

    A teenager was playing cricket at Vishwa Pragati Mandal (VPM) Sports Complex in Dahisar when an arrow, shot by an archer practising nearby, got lodged in his head. Both boys are 16

  • Dhoni's silence is just not cricket

    For far too long Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been indifferent to the fourth estate. This is not to say that he should bend backwards to please the Press, but his cause won’t be helped if he and more importantly, his employers the Board of Control for Cricket in India continue to ignore normal procedure

  • Time to get into the Marathon spirit

    With just one day to go for the twelfth edition of the Mumbai Marathon, it is time to get into the spirit even if you are not competing

  • WI cricket: Lloyd's calls must be respected

    West Indies cricket is in the news for all the wrong reasons again.

  • Make road safety a priority through the year

    Safety seems to be the key word in the first month of the year, as the city is in the midst of the Road Safety Week

  • Attack bigotry, not freedom of expression

    We are already going through a sensitive phase, and the Censor Board’s decision to not give clearance to MSG-Messenger of God, only makes the situation bleaker

  • This Sankranti, remember the strings attached

    On January 15, the city marks Makar Sankranti, the day when hundreds of kites dot the sky, and, like all joyous festivals, this is an occasion for camaraderie and friendly competition with your opponents

  • Let's make roads safe, not lethal

    Even as Road Safety Week kicked off yesterday, we are in no doubt that throughout the city, as happens every day, cars cut through red lights, motorcyclists defied one-way street rules, overloaded trucks speeded, and pedestrians jaywalked dangerously

  • Time to pull up our socks, Mumbai

    The Mumbai marathon is barely a week away January 18 to be precise and next week, the city plays host to a number of elite, international guests, who arrive both as ambassadors of the event and as athletes

  • Virat Kohli worthy of comparisons with the best

    It’s a near-tragedy that the best batsman on display in this edition of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy has not tasted victory in the series

  • Mumbai must fix its waste problem for progress

    As Mumbai grows exponentially, so do its business and industry, making garbage disposal one of the bigger issues this metropolis is facing, along with others like congestion, crime, parking, and of course the big H housing

  • Caution is the only shield against conmen

    In yet another instance of a baba proving to be a black sheep, the Charkop police arrested a tantrik who had been posing as a do-gooder, getting a 16-year-old girl drunk and molesting her for several months

  • Law-breakers must be made to pay

    The violence that took place at Lalbaug on Sunday night could have escalated to something more had the Mumbai Police not intervened strongly and put paid to any escalation

  • Make behaviour the buzzword at Sydney

    The 12th edition of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy promised much in terms of good behaviour, but what cricket fans have seen over the first three Tests in the Australian summer has been kind of boorish