• Being silent: A lesson for Salman Khan

    After tweeting that Yakub Memon should not be hanged for what Salman Khan says his brother Tiger Memon has done, the actor has retracted his comment and apologised

  • Skin donation: An issue that should fire us up

    There have been a spate of fires in Mumbai recently, the latest being a blaze at Linking Road, Bandra, where fortunately there were no injuries or fatalities. However, the fires bring into focus one vital aspect — skin donation.

  • Cabbies can't cry 'un-fare' now

    After resisting cab aggregators like Uber and Ola, Mumbai taxi unions have realised there is a better way to attract customers than holding them to ransom

  • Sarfaraz's departure must sting MCA

    Mumbai was ‘the’ cricket team to be in for cricketers before the turn of the millennium

  • The heat is on: BMC must act

    Linking Road in Bandra is known not just as a bargain hunter’s haven, but also for its congested streets and crowded buildings

  • Racers, plan well to avoid running into trouble

    A 43-year-old man died while running in a long distance running event in the city on Sunday

  • There must be less talk and more work

    Under pressure to resolve the crisis triggered by Justice R M Lodha committee’s verdict on the IPL betting scandal, the Board of Control for Cricket in India yesterday decided to constitute a working group to study the order and give recommendations within six weeks

  • The abuse of scribes is bad news

    Five journalists, including two women, were manhandled and attacked by a group of drug addicts near a chawl in Santacruz (E) on Thursday, where they had gone to report on the deaths of four people in a fire caused by a cylinder leak

  • Richest corporation must use the Net

    Heaps of files, people forced to go from one floor to the other, many cubicles and lethargic staff; this is the impression of a BMC ward office

  • Authorities must clear mental block about parking

    People are ready to shell out lakhs and even crores on fancy, hi-tech cars and bikes. But taking them onto the road is a menace

  • Exploring the final frontier

    In the hit, award-winning television drama, The West Wing, Sam Seaborn, a senior communications functionary at the White House, is questioned by Mallory O’Brien, a relatively minor character on the show on why he is so passionate about America’s mission to Mars, and why American citizens should spend their tax dollars on something that could potentially lose hundreds of millions of dollars

  • Let's make it advantage India

    It was a whopper of a weekend for India at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, with India’s players, the old warhorses and an exciting young talent winning three Wimbledon doubles titles

  • The BMC's lack of apathy is the real scourge

    There have been 16 deaths in the city due to leptospirosis in the past 10 days

  • Don't shut more doors on kids with special needs

    In May, the BMC issued a notice to the Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind, asking it to vacate the 10 rooms it had occupied on rent at the Byculla Municipal Secondary School since 1979

  • Put the brakes on the blame game

    BJP MP Hema Malini, who was recently in a road accident that killed a four-year-old girl in Rajasthan, on Wednesday blamed the death on the child’s father

  • Marathons: So who's running the show?

    The Athletics Federation of India’s (AFI) recent decision to ban marathons and road races not authorised by them may polarise top-class runners in the country

  • Time to see the writing on the crumbling walls

    Developed at a cost of Rs 30 crore, the 10-acre Pramod Mahajan garden in Dadar has already started facing a host of problems, less than two months after it was finally inaugurated

  • How recklessness lands one in deep water

    In a tragically familiar tale, a reunion of 14 school friends from Mumbai ended in grief as two of them drowned at Bhushi Dam in Lonavla on Sunday. According to the Pune Rural police, this is the fourth drowning incident reported at the dam in one week

  • Ashes: Strap the boots and kick the booze

    The Australian cricket team has some highly skilled players, who can turn a match on its head in a session, if not in a day

  • Let's give our athletes a sporting chance

    Yesterday, this paper carried a front-page report about Mumbai-based swimmer Virdhawal Khade, who holds national records in several categories, struggling to raise money to compete in the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, next month.