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  • Rahul da Cunha: Who enters and who Brexits

    So, there's much upheaval and udhas-ness about certain undeserving personnel occupying crucial administrative posts. Yaar, I don't understand the angst. It is merely a reshuffling of the Cabinet. I mean, come on. Lateral think a bit, dear readers. Be open to change

  • Meenakshi Shedde: 'Mera naam Shashi hai'

    Here is a gem from Simi Garewal, explaining how Shashi Kapoor taught her the mechanics of a kiss, and put her at ease during their sex scenes, while shooting Conrad Rooks' Siddhartha, in Aseem Chhabra's wonderful book, Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star. "I can't tell you how nervous I was before these (nude) scenes," Simi says

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: The impact of Abrahamic mythology

    In the beginning, God cast Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden because of a transgression (the Original Sin). Their descendants, all of humanity, shall eventually return to Eden if they follow the path of the prophets, who are messengers of God, one of them being Abraham

  • Paromita Vohra: Boyz to men

    Since the Delhi gang rape of 2012, the conversation about sexual violence has gained a rightfully prominent place in public life with varied effect

  • Meher Marfatia: Thank you for the music

    Riffs to ragas, music completes a child’s world as few other experiences can

  • Anand Pendharkar: Mumbai's Sponges bobs

    Marine Drive's rocks are replete with a diversity of brightly-coloured sponges

  • Lindsay Pereira: When riot police guard a bridge...

    If we must wait for politicians’ blessings to claim what is ours, why stop at bridges — why not let them inaugurate our homes and offices too?

  • mid-day editorial: Kumble's biggest challenge lies overseas

    Anil Kumble, the most illustrious of candidates, has been appointed India’s cricket coach. The Doubting Thomases won’t dare to show up as Kumble has been a gigantic achiever, perfect ambassador and a tough-as-teak character

  • Fans slam Ben AfflecK for abuse-laden rant

    Actor Ben Affleck has been criticised by fans for a rant on American sports columnist Bill Simmons's HBO Chat show. Some viewers said the 43-year-old appeared to be acting completely out of character

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: The hills are alive, but for how long?

    On the Kheerganga trek, revel in the majesty of the pristine landscape but also witness how man is bent upon destroying this paradise too

  • mid-day editorial: Don't ignore issues on your own turf

    Recently, this paper had carried a report about the ‘high-rise’ shanties of Behrampada kissing the Bandra skywalk

  • Going live with Gabriella

    What on earth is a live installation? We enquired when we were informed that sultry model-turned-designer Gabriella Demetriades, was planning one this week to show her latest line Deme clothing at a suburban restaurant

  • Clayton Murzello: Salutations in order for Mike Coward

    Journalist who pushed for more cricket between Australia and India thoroughly deserves the ‘Member of the Order of Australia’ honour

  • mid-day editorial: Senior citizens, it's time to toughen up

    A series of crimes against senior citizens in the recent past are an indicator of how the silver-haired have become prime targets of criminals in the city

  • Ranjona Banerji: Missing the magic of Mumbai monsoons

    Yes, the Mumbai monsoon comes with a truckload of problems, but don’t forget to enjoy its majesty, for you’ll miss it when it’s gone

  • mid-day editorial: Rape is not a punchline

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan courted controversy once again, when he said that training for his upcoming film Sultan left him feeling like a raped woman, evoking outrage everywhere

  • Mumbai boy at heart

    You can take the boy out of Mumbai, but never Mumbai out of the boy. 

  • Aaditya Thackeray: I am not a Prince, but just a Sainik

    Aaditya Thackeray responds to the weekly column Raag Darbari by mid-day’s political editor Dharmendra Jore yesterday

  • Manoj Joshi: China paves the road to Europe

    President Xi Jinping’s ongoing Europe tour highlights China’s ambition of consolidating itself as the political and economic core of Eurasia

  • mid-day editorial: Road contract system needs repairs

    Monsoon means pothole season for Mumbaikars, and this year it looks like people have to grin and bear it as usual or, use patience, a sense of humour and a nifty sense of balance all of it in proportion to combat the bogey on the roads, these craters that are a danger to limbs and also can send your car into the garage making you shell out high amounts for repairs