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?
India has become a cowering nation. Animals, especially cows, are valued far more than humans in today's India
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
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"
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
Because the first week is the least significant phase of a film's lifetime
A fly-on-the-wall account from the neighbourhood community store with less than 24 hours to go for the grand Easter meal
The streets are empty of shops, the towns ridden with paranoia and crystal meth - however long Trump lasts, the US is forever changed
Unwilling to accept Narayan Rane in their fold, BJP loyalists question why the party needs defectors when they have built it brick-by-brick
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
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
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?
The seeking after ancestral lineage is a common artistic pursuit. It stems, perhaps, from the desire to know one's origins
What's it really like to endure nine days of mostly terribly scripted/shot/enacted films for the much-debated National Film Awards
Why should intellectuals like Tarun Vijay exercise their grey matter over Syria, when they're more comfortable seeing the world in black and white?
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
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
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
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
While humankind continues to dig its own grave with greed, artists are more like mud lobsters, digging solely to make the world fertile