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  • Anand Pendharkar: Wetland watch

    Anand Pendharkar: Wetland watch

    Last weekend was a very enjoyable time for my interns and me, as we gathered nearly 150 kids and adults at the Sewri Bay, along the east coast of Mumbai, for our Annual World Wetlands’ Day — Wader and Flamingo Watch

  • Meher Marfatia: Mother Bombay

    Meher Marfatia: Mother Bombay

    She was the Urban Legend of Legends. She was the reason I write this column.

  • Meenakshi Shedde: How movies start

    Meenakshi Shedde: How movies start

    I’ve just returned from the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES), where I was on the jury for Indian films

  • Lindsay Pereira: State, cops are missing the target

    Lindsay Pereira: State, cops are missing the target

    Whether it's a campaign against spitting or speeding, the authorities spend lakhs without taking their target audience into account

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: The madness of waiting for words

    Rosalyn D'Mello: The madness of waiting for words

    We have grown so accustomed to finger-swiping and touch-screen efficacy, that our patience and anticipation have greatly diminished

  • Dharmendra Jore: Who's next in line?

    That's the question going through political circles, after the recent arrest of Sameer Bhujbal and the nod to prosecute Ashok Chavan

  • Manoj Joshi: J&K's changing political scenery

    Manoj Joshi: J&K's changing political scenery

    The PDP-BJP coalition seems to be crumbling sooner than anticipated, with the passing of Chief Minister Mufti, the glue that held it together

  • mid-day editorial: Let the young live and love sans fear

    Yesterday, this paper carried a front page report on a ‘sting’ operation, that threw up not so surprising results

  • Fiona Fernandez: A day at a living museum

    Bhau Daji Lad museum is proof of the fact that dead spaces can be resurrected

  • Dharmendra Jore: Mumbai legi meri jaan

    There should be no politics over solid waste management, or the city will face a massive crisis

  • Aditya Sinha: 56" Trump, Mufflerman Sanders

    Aditya Sinha: 56" Trump, Mufflerman Sanders

    Whether it’s the primaries in the US, or the upcoming Assam and Punjab polls here, it’s clear that ‘business as usual’ will no longer cut it

  • Anand Pendharkar: United colours of the wild

    Anand Pendharkar: United colours of the wild

    On a recent full moon night, I had the good fortune of visiting the famous White Rann, in the Greater Rann of Kachchh (Kutch), Gujarat.

  • Meenakshi Shedde: How 'touchable' are we?

    Meenakshi Shedde: How 'touchable' are we?

    For anyone with a conscience, the death of Rohith Vemula, the 26-year-old Dalit PhD scholar, on the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) campus, is a murder most foul, being passed off as suicide through a conspiracy of upper castes, who are determined to crush the lower castes.

  • Lindsay Pereira: Let's give some new awards this season

    Lindsay Pereira: Let's give some new awards this season

    Who cares about film awards? Here are other winning ideas for award titles — from ‘Best Actor in Political Role’ to ‘Least Offensive Minister’

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: The importance of being a diarist

    Rosalyn D'Mello: The importance of being a diarist

    If you don’t have a diary, go out and buy one and commit to writing every day; return to it when the time is right, and you’ll find yourself

  • Deepa Gahlot: Thirty plus and running!

    Deepa Gahlot: Thirty plus and running!

    Celebrating Hindi theatre groups that have survived against all odds to stage relevant, entertaining plays over the decades

  • Fiona Fernandez: Word of mouth

    When the spoken word scores over the written

  • Dharmendra Jore: Reservations on caste

    Caste discrimination affects upper and lower caste homes, and has now spread to campuses

  • Aditya Sinha: French reign on my parade

    Aditya Sinha: French reign on my parade

    Here’s looking at more imaginative guests of honour for the R-Day parade than French President Francois Hollande

  • Anand Pendharkar: Your home is a camp site

    Anand Pendharkar: Your home is a camp site

    There are hundreds of different creatures that share our homes and gardens. Most of us are either oblivious to their presence or abhor them