• Aditya Sinha: India and its image problem

    Aditya Sinha: India and its image problem

    When pictures like that of a Kashmiri youngster tied to a jeep go past the Trumpian Wall of Comfort, what do they project about India?

  • Meenakshi Shedde: The other love jihad

    Meenakshi Shedde: The other love jihad

    India has become a cowering nation. Animals, especially cows, are valued far more than humans in today's India

  • Lindsay Pereira: A permanent diet for all Indians

    Lindsay Pereira: A permanent diet for all Indians

    If our leaders can come up with a fixed menu for the billion of us, we won't have to deal with these silly bans before every second election

  • mid-day editorial: Cut the noise and stick to the point

    Days after singer Sonu Nigam kicked up a storm complaining about the use of loudspeakers to broadcast prayers and sermons like azaan, the controversy rages on. The immediate reactions cleaved the masses into two — while some slammed Sonu for targeting a certain religion, others lauded him for bravely voicing "a nagging issue"

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: An encounter and an epiphany

    Rosalyn D'Mello: An encounter and an epiphany

    It's exhilarating to be unafraid of failure, to let go. And, in the end, it is these incidental things that change the trajectories of our lives

  • Mayank Shekhar: Why talk about Mukti Bhawan now?

    Mayank Shekhar: Why talk about Mukti Bhawan now?

    Because the first week is the least significant phase of a film's lifetime

  • Fiona Fernandez: Mind your Ps and Bs

    A fly-on-the-wall account from the neighbourhood community store with less than 24 hours to go for the grand Easter meal

  • Aditya Sinha: 36 hours in Trump's America

    Aditya Sinha: 36 hours in Trump's America

    The streets are empty of shops, the towns ridden with paranoia and crystal meth - however long Trump lasts, the US is forever changed

  • Dharmendra Jore: Rane's defection hits turbulence before take-off

    Unwilling to accept Narayan Rane in their fold, BJP loyalists question why the party needs defectors when they have built it brick-by-brick

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Marathi cinema stands tall

    Meenakshi Shedde: Marathi cinema stands tall

    I wonder how many Maharashtrians - let alone other Indians - have seen Kaasav (Turtle), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film of 2016

  • mid-day editorial: Root out corruption from the flight path

    Yesterday, this paper ran a front-page story on a Kerala-based lawyer who is a petitioner in a case calling for the demolition of buildings over the certified height norms, which are in the flight path of airplanes taking off and landing at Mumbai airport

  • Lindsay Pereira: Some MPs are more equal than others

    Lindsay Pereira: Some MPs are more equal than others

    What does it say about our long-cherished VIP culture if Members of Parliament are no longer allowed to abuse or attack the rest of us?

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Tracing the waters of the Sal River

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Tracing the waters of the Sal River

    The seeking after ancestral lineage is a common artistic pursuit. It stems, perhaps, from the desire to know one's origins

  • Mayank Shekhar: Being on the jury of gems and gunk

    Mayank Shekhar: Being on the jury of gems and gunk

    What's it really like to endure nine days of mostly terribly scripted/shot/enacted films for the much-debated National Film Awards

  • Aditya Sinha: Shades of black, white and Tarun Vijay

    Aditya Sinha: Shades of black, white and Tarun Vijay

    Why should intellectuals like Tarun Vijay exercise their grey matter over Syria, when they're more comfortable seeing the world in black and white?

  • Fiona Fernandez: Lady Flora will smile

    Restoration of Mumbai's heritage structures - big and small - requires a combination of sensitivity, aesthetics and a scientific approach by the experts at hand. Flora Fountain gets our thumbs up on all three counts

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Laughing at death

    Meenakshi Shedde: Laughing at death

    Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) will be one of the best films you will see this year. I don't say this easily; I've seen it four times already

  • Lindsay Pereira: Let's just shoot the messenger

    Lindsay Pereira: Let's just shoot the messenger

    It's amazing how our leaders think up solutions to problems few of us are even aware of, while issues that need attention are never addressed

  • mid-day editorial: Down with the pay-and-park mafia

    A much-needed investigation has been ordered into the parking scam at Crawford Market, where touts charge several hundred rupees per hour, depending on the time of the day

  • Rosalyn D'mello: Saving the swamp of human greed

    Rosalyn D'mello: Saving the swamp of human greed

    While humankind continues to dig its own grave with greed, artists are more like mud lobsters, digging solely to make the world fertile