• Meenakshi Shedde: Grabbing the audience

    Meenakshi Shedde: Grabbing the audience

    I attended the Mumbai previews of two superb indie films, that were theatrically released elsewhere in India earlier - Suman Mukhopadhyay's Asamapta (Incomplete, Bengali) and Lijo Jose Pellissery's Angamaly Diaries (Malayalam)

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The Party is still on

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: The Party is still on

    A play written in 1975 by Mahesh Elkunchwar has been revived by director Aniruddha Khutwad in 2017. When the playwright labelled it unfair and uni-dimensional, why is a new director attracted to the script?

  • Lindsay Pereira: Bura na maano, Indian culture hai

    Lindsay Pereira: Bura na maano, Indian culture hai

    We live in a country that uses religion to divide and harass. Can you find a single festival that doesn't cause pollution of some sort?

  • mid-day editorial: Nipping goondaism in the bud

    The outpouring of outrage notwithstanding, it's hardly surprising that the Member of Parliament who brutally assaulted an Air India staffer on Thursday is from the Shiv Sena

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Sorority of the solitude seekers

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Sorority of the solitude seekers

    Though no one may be writing books about us rejecting the ‘norms of the society’ to live independently, we all exist on the same page

  • mid-day editorial: Don't let the protectors turn bullies

    The newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, had pledged to stop harassment of women in the state as part of the BJP's pre-poll promises

  • Ranjona Banerji: The miserable lot of the right wing

    Ranjona Banerji: The miserable lot of the right wing

    No matter how many elections and fans the right wing wins, it will remain unhappy and whine about those who hold different beliefs

  • Mayank Shekhar: Govinda and his bhajiya talo-ing

    Mayank Shekhar: Govinda and his bhajiya talo-ing

    Why we totally admired and adored this rare combination of a charismatic star, and a robust comedian on screen, back in the '90s

  • mid-day editorial: Let's not behave like beasts at the zoo

    The newest entrants to Byculla zoo, the Humboldt penguins, have attracted a large amount of public attention

  • Fiona Fernandez: Wake up and smell the cafe

    Family-run community eateries need Gen-Next to insure their survival and ensure it stays relevant in today's competitive times

  • Dharmendra Jore: Just like Uttar Pradesh, Yogi can do it for Maharashtra as well

    The Opposition has disrupted two weeks of proceedings in the state legislature over their demand for a loan waiver, citing the assurance to UP farmers

  • Aditya Sinha: Being Muslim in the Yogi yuga

    Aditya Sinha: Being Muslim in the Yogi yuga

    It hasn't been the best of times for Indian Muslims and now, in the age of Modi and Yogi, things aren't likely to improve

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Champi in London

    Meenakshi Shedde: Champi in London

    When I was in London over February and March, I caught up with an old friend from St Xavier's College, Frank Rodrigues, and his wife Deirdre King. They warmly welcomed me to their bungalow in West Hampstead. It had elegantly appointed rooms on four levels, but my favourite was the large, airy kitchen that overlooked their garden

  • Meher Marfatia: Play halls and curtain calls

    Meher Marfatia: Play halls and curtain calls

    What were venues staging Navroze naataks in Bombay like in Parsi theatre's glory years?

  • Lindsay Pereira: Whose Women's Day is it anyway?

    Lindsay Pereira: Whose Women's Day is it anyway?

    What’s the point of celebrating women on one day, only to spend the other 364 ignoring the issues that affect them the most?

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Red my lips

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Red my lips

    Lipstick can be both enticing and intimidating for anyone with confidence issues. The key is to wear it for yourself, and no one else

  • mid-day editorial: A chance to minister justice to women

    A former minister in Uttar Pradesh, Gayatri Prajapati, was arrested in the state capital, Lucknow, after accusations of involvement in a gang rape. This, after being on the run for a month, reports stated

  • mid-day editorial: Make the right call about cell phones

    Even by current standards where we seem to have become inured to the most horrifying news, an account in this paper about a young man stabbing his roommate to death, first shocks, then horrifies and finally should act as an eye-opener on several counts

  • Mayank Shekhar: Bole mere lips, I love Uncle Chipps!

    Mayank Shekhar: Bole mere lips, I love Uncle Chipps!

    Talking about a rare film, releasing this Friday, that looks at the ’90s, when India and its pop culture began to change irreversibly

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Edinburgh Diary

    Meenakshi Shedde: Edinburgh Diary

    It's always been a dream of mine to help foster a film hub in Mumbai, where watching films is as important as hanging out after, with a congenial atmosphere for post- screening question-answer sessions, animated addabaji, with affordable yet great food and drink