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  • Anand Pendharkar: The ancient underwater dons

    Anand Pendharkar: The ancient underwater dons

    MY FASCINATION for the secrets of the ocean is unlimited. It is intriguing how life evolved under this watery expanse, which covers over a third of our planet

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Good on ya, mate

    Meenakshi Shedde: Good on ya, mate

    You know your film judging team is being treated like business class when your welcome kit includes a ‘polar fleece’ blanket to keep you warm in air-conditioned theatres while watching movies back-to-back all week

  • Rosalyn D'mello: The notions of home we carry with us

    Rosalyn D'mello: The notions of home we carry with us

    Amidst memories, I realise, to have even a marginal sense of home or mobility between two homes, is a luxury that we take for granted

  • Ranjona Banerji: Laying waste to the nation

    Ranjona Banerji: Laying waste to the nation

    For all the talk about Swachh Bharat, we haven’t been able to clean up the dirt and rot in either the country or the government

  • Deepa Gahlot: Dance as a means of protest

    Deepa Gahlot: Dance as a means of protest

    Amid the stunning artistry in Manipuri productions, there’s always an overt or covert hint of the socio-political situation of the state

  • Fiona Fernandez: Oh! Lady Flora

    Fiona Fernandez: Oh! Lady Flora

    As work begins on the heritage fountain, let’s hope that this ethereal icon is resurrected to its glory

  • Aditya Sinha: Trump and the Kanyakubja NRIs

    Aditya Sinha: Trump and the Kanyakubja NRIs

    Even after living in the US for decades, Indians can have shockingly right-wing opinions about the presidential race and Donald Trump

  • Anand Pendharkar: A sting operation

    Anand Pendharkar: A sting operation

    A Decade ago on September 4, 2006, the conservation community was plunged into shock with the accidental death of Stephen ‘Steve’ Robert Irwin

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Honour forgiveness

    Meenakshi Shedde: Honour forgiveness

    I haven’t yet managed to see Aniruddha (“Tony”) Roy Chowdhury’s Pink, co-produced by Shoojit Sircar

  • Manoj Joshi: If we can't beat them, let's join 'em

    Manoj Joshi: If we can't beat them, let's join 'em

    We’ve failed to break the China-Pakistan nexus so far, so perhaps what we need to do is change tack and engage with both countries

  • Fiona Fernandez: Sea of change, and Sassoon

    The plan to transform the historic Sassoon Docks into a restaurant hub throws up countless possibilities

  • Aditya Sinha: More than 10,000 shades of grey

    Aditya Sinha: More than 10,000 shades of grey

    We only see red when it comes to Kashmir, and remain blind to the fact that this problem — like all reality — has many shades of grey

  • Anand Pendharkar: The green gurus

    Anand Pendharkar: The green gurus

    All of August was like a wakeful dream. There was much excitement and activity, such as travelling to North Bengal to attend the third All-India Odonata Meet, followed by making eco-friendly Ganesha idols and then planning our post-Ganpati visarjan beach clean-ups

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Bollywood course correction

    Meenakshi Shedde: Bollywood course correction

    Bollywood and the Indian film industry has been in shock over a recent article ‘An insider’s view: why is Bollywood going bust?’ by A Krishna, published on a news website

  • Rosalyn D'mello: Falling in love with Mumbai again

    Rosalyn D'mello: Falling in love with Mumbai again

    This city was once home, but now there is equal pleasure in getting reacquainted with it through the eyes of both an insider and a visitor

  • Fiona Fernandez: Why we need cultural visionaries

    For a country filled with rich, cultural diversity, it’s dismal to learn that we lack world-class cultural education spaces

  • Dharmendra Jore: A flash in the pan or...?

    Development in the Goa unit does not augur well for the RSS as it indicates a growing discontent among its cadre

  • Aditya Sinha: India's no longer on the same page

    Aditya Sinha: India's no longer on the same page

    A nationwide strike by workers is relegated to the back pages, even as PM Modi ‘models’ for a communications brand in a front-page ad

  • Meher Marfatia: Of superheroes and sepia

    Meher Marfatia: Of superheroes and sepia

    Ahead of Teachers’ Day, meeting a mentor like Deepak Rao who shares his passion for “everything Bombay” is just the thing

  • Anand Pendharkar: The eight-year itch

    Anand Pendharkar: The eight-year itch

    Whether it’s our simple seasonal cycles or the complex orbits of planets, the hallmark of natural events is cyclicity