columnists

  • The way forward

    Shaheed Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan on October 18, 2007. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Karachi to welcome their beloved leader who was returning to her homeland after eight years of exile

  • Sarita Devi's suspension verdict too harsh

    The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended women’s boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon

  • Anyone thinking about the Oz tour?

    When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wanted a grand home farewell for Sachin Tendulkar last season, they invited the West Indies for a two-Test series

  • Don't communalise Sena leader's murder

    In an incident that sparked protests by the party’s activists, a Shiv Sena leader was killed at his residence in Malad on Tuesday

  • A tale of two Delhis

    In an evening redolent of another Delhi and like an exotic lotus blooming in a river of saffron, Justice Leila Seth’s book ‘Talking of Justice: People’s Rights in Modern India (Aleph) was launched at the IIC this Monday with a discussion chaired by noted writer and TV personality Sunil Sethi with her son Vikram Seth, the feminist lawyer Vrinda Grover and former solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam

  • The ills of modern cities

    For the past four months, I have been settling down to life in the foothills of the Himalayas, in a village a few kilometres above Dehradun, after all the hurly-burly of Mumbai

  • Have a fun, but safe Diwali

    The city is in celebration mode as Diwali is upon us. One must remember, though, that all celebrations and revelry must be tempered with responsibility

  • Start on a clean slate

    The ground reality couldn’t have been more in-your-face. As one alighted from a local train that had terminated inside the historic environs of the Victoria (now Chhatrapati Shivaji) Terminus, plugged on to music from one of the city’s radio stations, a filler advertisement in between playlists was encouraging listeners to promote the Clean India (Swachch Bharat) campaign

  • Arundhati by two

    For an occasional visitor to a city, its growth can perhaps be judged by its real estate spurt, its traffic and its cultural evolution

  • Controversy must not kill WI cricket

    That world cricket may not see the West Indies playing again is not an alarmist view anymore

  • Comedy Nights with Arnab

    “It was at the end of a long day,” said our friend Times Now’s star anchor Arnab Goswami about the epochal Sunday session featuring one Mr Americai (‘HellYeah’) Narayanan on his Election Special

  • Marathi manoos needs development too

    For Uddhav Thackeray, known for his reticence to take on the BJP, the split ahead of the state assembly polls was his boldest political move yet

  • BJP rides the victory wave again

    The BJP’s achche din juggernaut rolls on. Tripling its numbers in an assembly election is no mean feat. But Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are on a roll

  • Time for Congress to reinvent itself

    After their dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress received a drubbing in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana

  • Ranbir's lucky mascot?

    She's always been legendary for her grace and style, and so when the matriarch of Bollywood's first film family, Krishna Raj Kapoor made a rare public appearance at the DY Patil grounds for an ISL game on Saturday, naturally it was a standout moment for all

  • Clean India won't happen till it's forced

    Last weekend I was in Ranchi, a small, uncluttered Chota Nagpur town that has transmogrified into the overpopulated, cluttered and noisy capital city of Jharkhand. Ranchi was and remains a one-street town-turned-city

  • Clear all hurdles before announcing new projects

    Whenever new infrastructure projects are announced, Mumbaikars are skeptical about dates of completion and many scoff cynically about the probability of a particular project ever being completed. The doubt comes with good reason

  • Grow up, India

    Who is Kailash Satyarthi? That is the question most Indians asked when he won the Nobel Peace prize along with Malala Yousafzai earlier this month

  • Make booths accessible for elderly, disabled

    With polling day over, the wait for the next Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra begins. Counting days are on and the result is expected on Sunday

  • When Modi made his moves in the US

    There was more to Narendra Modi’s visit to the US than the razzmatazz of Madison Square Garden and Central Park