The book loving-luddite in me jumped with joy at the news that book sales, in print, are on the upswing
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping have just made back to back visits to the United States
Do you enjoy seeing some movies twice or more often? I guess that’s a rhetoric question in a country where films — okay, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge — have been running for 20 years.
Last week, I spent three exceptional days in the heartland of Kerala, at the Dr Salim Ali Wildlife Sanctuary (Thattekadu), with 35 nature enthusiasts from across the country and one gent from the island country of Sri Lanka.
Some years ago, one went to watch a Gujarati comedy called Lage Raho Gujjubhai and found it disturbingly sexist and quite vulgar
“Beta, do you want a Barbie doll or a smartphone for your birthday?” an indulgent, sari-clad woman, asked her four-year-old niece
“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water,” said W H Auden, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century
I grew up in a home on Ramdas Nayak Marg, walking the paths around its adjacent streets Ramchandra Krishnaji Patkar Marg and Master Vinayak Marg.
Without exception, we all start each day with the belief that it will be the best. That we will give it our best.
Explaining the long life of a Hindi satirical comedy steeped in dated humour, but still going strong
The Economist is one of the rare examples of a good, editorially-driven media brand that is also profitable
For the past week, observers of China have been expecting Beijing to announce a series of reforms to drastically restructure and reshape the People’s Liberation Army
Often, and especially in tourism, we’ve noticed how smaller Asian countries show the way in smart innovations and ideas that make you go ‘wow’
Last week’s unsavoury developments, especially the row over ban of animal slaughter and sale of meat, and demand for renaming certain cities in Maharashtra, takes me back to my childhood days, when I had my first lesson in communal politics
I am very moved when senior journalists wish me on Teacher’s Day. Especially when it comes a few decades after they have passed out of class.
Increasing concretisation of housing colonies and commercial spaces has meant a hit for local biodiversity.
The weekend was spent watching two plays that had very different styles of passing on essential messages
A couple of months back, while on a visit to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, the new Textile Gallery left us speechless. And made us smile. Finally, a space to celebrate the countries rich and diverse weaving traditions.
A corruption-free regime was one of the promises that the BJP had made to come to power in Maharashtra.
There were few things that scared me as a child — darkness and cockroaches were two of them. As I studied biology and later, had my first lessons in evolution, I realised that when cockroaches approach an area, the two factors they check are — how dark is it out there and the presence of other cockroaches. My juvenile fears found some scientific validity.