• Maharashtra governor was on BJP's radar

    The BJP-led NDA government’s decision about Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan should not come as a surprise

  • Past Forward

    The Rajabai Clock Tower just made me smile. Not only because of its fine recent facelift

  • To each his own: Modus vivendi between Modi and RSS?

    To each his own: Modus vivendi between Modi and RSS?

    Although the assertions of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat about India being a Hindu nation and that all its citizens are Hindus in a cultural sense have long been among the basic tenets of the Hindu nationalist outfit, the reiteration of these old postulates undoubtedly has something to do with the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) assumption of power at the centre

  • Ridding the <strong>news</strong> media of its demons

    Ridding the news media of its demons

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s recommendations on media ownership are causing a ruckus within media. A lot of the coverage has been pretty negative. Here are some facts and what the TRAI paper says in that context

  • Assessing Indo-US defence ties

    Assessing Indo-US defence ties

    There is an interesting, but uncomfortable dichotomy in United States’ relations with India and Pakistan.

  • Stirring up the melting pot

    As the F&B sector in the city witnesses a semi-lull this season, barring the odd big-ticket opening, one hopes that it’s the calm before the storm, leading up into the festive season and the end of the year.

  • Congress-NCP can't live with or without each other

    In the third week of June, CM Prithviraj Chavan was on the brink of losing his chair, thanks to NCP’s pressure tactics and manoeuvrings in Delhi.

  • 'Even a bad film needs so much talent'

    'Even a bad film needs so much talent'

    Can film critics make or break a film? Should critics have minimum qualifications?

  • Some food for thought

    Some food for thought

    Do you think God gets stoned? I think so...look at the platypus.” Not many can forget this quote by Robin Williams. 

  • Modern patriotism means opening ourselves to change: SRK

    Modern patriotism means opening ourselves to change: SRK

    On the occasion of Independence Day, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan pens his views on what it means to be Indian in today's day and age, in a special column for mid-day

  • It takes all kinds

    It takes all kinds

    Not all theatre can be experimental, but some of the best plays are the ones that don’t follow prevalent trends

  • Parties wrestle for top prize in Maharashtra

    With the elections to the state assembly drawing near, the chaos in political circles can be hear loud and clear

  • The big gap

    Recently, a Mumbai based acquaintance shared her experiences from a trip to Hamburg, the magnificent, culturally rich German port city

  • Don't write me off

    Now you see me, now you don’t? But I’m here all right, just a tiny bit invisible

  • Israel and Saudi Arabia in a jam in Gaza

    The US decision to launch limited air strikes to check the The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Iraq and the Gaza initiatives in Cairo are obviously linked

  • The grand talent revival

    The grand talent revival

    There is no trace of Voldermort in Ralph Fiennes’ Gustave, the stylish concierge in The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • The gift of childhood memories

    The gift of childhood memories

    One of the architects of our childhood died on Wednesday

  • Resetting Indo-Nepal relations

    Resetting Indo-Nepal relations

    By all accounts Narendra Modi’s Nepal visit, the first by an Indian prime minister in 17 years, has been a success

  • Congress-NCP hide their faces, but ask for votes

    These days, the entire state is witnessing an advertising blitzkrieg in print as well as the electronic media, touting the achievements of the Congress-NCP

  • Booked in Bandra

    Last Sunday as one attended a book release in leafy, lush Bandra (what a pretty picture that is) it felt like coming home. At least, as far as book releases go