columnists

  • When Modi met Xi

    On the day Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Gujarat on September 17, the Hindu newspaper published an op-ed called ‘Towards an Asian century of prosperity’ in which President Xi spoke of his country as the factory and India as the world’s back office, he referred to the new government in power bringing in new reforms

  • Sports officials should stand by athletes

    Care and sympathy are as important as the training that goes into the making of a champion

  • The great Modi show

    Identity politics has been Maharashtra’s most abiding policy for over four decades. It is dangerous and unconstitutional in its worst aspects, but presumably, it provides solace to the insecure

  • Eliminate myths about organ donation

    Kavita Karkare, wife of slain former Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare, passed away at P D Hinduja hospital in Mahim recently

  • Designing for Mr Bhagat

    "Autobiographies excite me and I own some very special ones," says Masaba Gupta, when we asked her about her reading habits

  • India, US must go beyond geopolitics

    It is not unnatural for world leaders to define their relationships with each other in grandiose terms strategic, indispensable or defining partnerships, which is the norm for American leaders looking at India

  • Raise awareness about lesser-known diseases

    Yesterday, the world marked World Heart Day with a flurry of events and activities centering on heart disease

  • The unbearable lightness of being Kangna

    "It's so sad. People in my position really don’t have avenues to meet interesting like-minded people," said Kangna Ranaut, when we met her yesterday

  • Lessons from small brother

    While India loves to flaunt its big brother status among its neighbours near and far, as far as its buzzing economy goes, along with the giant strides made in science and technology (Martian exploits et al) it wouldn’t hurt to pause a bit and look closer as there might just be a few humbling lessons, especially with regard to tourism, that can be learnt from these nations

  • This election is a battle for revenge

    An astounding 7,666 nominations had been filed for the state assembly elections as of Saturday, the last day to do so

  • Dekho dekho, Modi in New York

    Modi supporters are everywhere. I bet Mangalyaan will find them even on Mars. Here in New York, there are Modi supporters all across Manhattan

  • Jaya verdict should inspire other judges

    The special court’s verdict sentencing Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa as well as her aides and relatives for disproportionate assets is a landmark judgment, especially in a country where corruption has practically come to be a way of life

  • Ranbir turns 32

    Word comes in that Bollywood's rockstar Ranbir Kapoor, who turned 32 yesterday, chose to bring in his birthday on Saturday night with a party at a suite at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba

  • Maharashtra voters spoilt for choice

    Lord Palmerston had national interest in mind when he loftily declared, “We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies

  • The thing about weddings

    It's that time of year. The stars have aligned, the mahurats are perfect, and most importantly, the Marine Drive gymkhanas are ready

  • Shastri is the right fit for Team India

    Former captain Ravi Shastri’s appointment as Team Director till the end of the 2015 ICC World Cup was expected, but it still needs to be appreciated and applauded

  • End of alliances a win-win for voters and party workers

    It was only in 1990 that the state voted for a single party rule when the Congress, under the then CM Sharad Pawar’s leadership, thwarted a challenge from the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, then under the late Bal Thackeray

  • A different revolution

    A policeman shot two men in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi yesterday. One of them lost his life, while the other was wounded

  • Film selection process must be transparent

    Yet again the choice of an ‘obscure’ film, Liar’s Dice, as compared to the more popular choices for the official Indian entry to the Academy awards, has rankled a few filmmakers

  • You heard it here first

    If our sources are to be believed, hunky, retrosexual, deep sea-diving filmmaker Homi Adajania (!) has signed Deepika Padukone and Varun Dhawan to play the protagonists of his next project, a Bollywood adaptation of the world-famous book, 'The Fault In Our Stars'