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  • Aditya Sinha: Meek Gandhi vs authoritarian Gandhi

    Aditya Sinha: Meek Gandhi vs authoritarian Gandhi

    As the focus moves to the UP polls, Congress should turn to Priyanka Gandhi, who is a better prospect than her earnest but bumbling brother

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Burning Troy in Hindi

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Burning Troy in Hindi

    Thane-based translator Arunkumar Sharma labours over the social and political context of words he chooses, when translating 52 modern 20th century English poems into Hindi

  • Anand Pendharkar: A golden carpet welcome

    Anand Pendharkar: A golden carpet welcome

    Indian laburnums are ideal trees for Mumbai City

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Girlie college reunion

    Meenakshi Shedde: Girlie college reunion

    I recently returned from a wonderful girlie college reunion in Goa. We could pick up the threads from wherever we had left off; the intervening decades since our St Xavier’s College days dissolved like mist in May

  • Lindsay Pereira: Milking the cash cow of politics

    Lindsay Pereira: Milking the cash cow of politics

    Standing for elections is no longer about who is qualified for the job but about finding the money and the right public relations campaign

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Savouring childhood memories

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Savouring childhood memories

    Memories are relished most when they creep up on you, whether it’s with the scent of a familiar flower or the taste of eggs the way mum made them

  • Deepa Gahlot: This sangeet isn't just song and dance

    Deepa Gahlot: This sangeet isn't just song and dance

    Ladies Sangeet brings on stage all the drama of a grand wedding, but could do more to put the spotlight on changing patriarchal notions

  • Fiona Fernandez: New heights, really?

    Utmost care to the environment must be the catchword for existing and new hill stations across Maharashtra

  • Aditya Sinha: Somalian Baby to trump Saritha bhabhi?

    Aditya Sinha: Somalian Baby to trump Saritha bhabhi?

    As #PoMoneModi jokes continue, including a dig about cricketer Sachin Baby, Saritha Nair has pulled Kerala voters’ focus back on the solar scam

  • Meher Marfatia: Once upon a Hill Road

    Meher Marfatia: Once upon a Hill Road

    An arterial road in Bandra is as deep-steeped in general lore as it is in personal memory for someone who grew up on this street

  • Anand Pendharkar: Call of the cicada

    Anand Pendharkar: Call of the cicada

    Post-lunch meetings have always been a tough task for me. The gentle summer breeze, combined with the repetitive background songs of tailorbirds, crows and golden orioles drag me into a somniferous stupor

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Lavani and love jihad

    Meenakshi Shedde: Lavani and love jihad

    I’ve been on a high lately, following a lavani dance workshop. Lavani, of course, is the Maharashtrian folk dance, popularly associated with erotica

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: Opening new chapters in my book

    Rosalyn D'Mello: Opening new chapters in my book

    Once released into the world, books take on their own journey and amass stories, as this columnist has found with her debut novel

  • Manoj Joshi: Mending fences with our neighbour

    Manoj Joshi: Mending fences with our neighbour

    Joined at the hip as they are, India and Nepal cannot allow relations to continue in the free fall triggered by the Madhesi dispute last year

  • Fiona Fernandez: Mom's not the word

    The mindless commodification of Mother’s Day seems to have diluted the bond between mother and child

  • Aditya Sinha: Achhe din? We have happy hours!

    Aditya Sinha: Achhe din? We have happy hours!

    With Bihar under prohibition and Tamil Nadu likely to join its ranks soon, this columnist is thankful Haryana can still hold its drink

  • Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Doctors on the go

    Sumedha Raikar-Mhatre: Doctors on the go

    In remote regions of Maharashtra, where tap water and roads are a myth, you will find doctors battling the odds stacked up against the locals

  • Meenakshi Shedde: Critic as activist

    Meenakshi Shedde: Critic as activist

    Film lovers are already gearing up for the Cannes Film Festival, that runs from May 11 to 21

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: The JLF chronicles

    Rosalyn D'Mello: The JLF chronicles

    For this columnist, it was at the Jaipur lit fest that book signings took on a special meaning, whether the book was Rushdie’s or her own

  • Deepa Gahlot: Fool's paradise

    Deepa Gahlot: Fool's paradise

    Satirical plays have the power to deliver bitter truths about the times we live in, carefully wrapped in humour and irony