columnists

  • We are loud, and we don't care

    A few weeks back, yours truly was able to escape the bustle and din of the city for a quick dash to a seaside retreat. Peace of mind and some much needed me-time amid monsoon-blessed green environs were intended to be a part of the plan

  • BJP-Sena may squander chance to win polls

    While the demeanour of party leaders suggested otherwise, the Congress and NCP press releases claimed that they received a huge response from ticket aspirants for the interviews conducted recently

  • Sau din sauce kay

    Readers of a certain vintage would recall a ghastly Bollywood film produced in 1980 called Sau Din Saas Kay which had Reena Roy as the rebel daughter-in-law and Lalita Pawar as the archetypal vicious mother-in-law

  • Some consideration for Rajasthan players, please!

    For all its shortcomings, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has always looked after the interests of its players

  • Tall stories

    Given the importance real estate plays in the life of Mumbai, it’s no surprise that its citizens derive the greatest pleasure in talking about it incessantly

  • Civilian vs civilian

    The way the word ‘revolution’ is being thrown around in Pakistani politics these days is comical and tragic at the same time

  • Uproot corporal punishment from schools

    The recent triple suicide case of the three Std IX students whose bodies were fished out of a stream in Virar has once again shed light on the often ignored problem of corporal punishment

  • Turning Back Crime

    His matching leather-jacket sneakered dash to the airport with his son ought to have alerted us to the fact that something important was up and when we chanced upon pictures of SRK in London with the newly rehabilitated and jubilant Lalit Modi, we ought to have guessed what was going to come; after all it was only a few weeks ago that we had written of Modi’s blandishment of Interpol’s trendy ‘Turn Back Crime’ wristband

  • Dhoni is now Captain Uncool

    Has Mahendra Singh Dhoni become a ‘law’ unto himself? Looks like! Is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) going to do something about it? Unlikely, I reckon

  • Mumbai police must digitise their records

    It seems that the Mumbai police swings into action only after receiving severe criticism

  • Family matters

    Family and dynasty are very bad words in Indian politics. Or not, as the case may be

  • Onus of a safe Ganeshotsav is on you

    The city is already in high gear for the Ganesh festival beginning from Friday, August 29

  • Gabbana to Shabana

    "I wasn't in the dining table scene because I refused to laugh at my daughter," says Soni Razdan about 'Genius of the Year', the Youtube clip, featuring her daughter, actress Alia Bhatt that’s gone viral

  • Love in verse

    The Amrita Pritam-Sahir Ludhianvi love story continues to fascinate people, in spite of the passage of time

  • Konkan Railway - a marvel and a failure

    Thirty years ago, the railway ministry first conceived of the Konkan Railway

  • An evening of mega glamour

    Not that we are regulars at the Lakme Fashion Week, but even from our vantage point we can see that nothing has become the week-long fashion extravaganza like its new location-the Palladium Hotel

  • Say statue

    A while back, The Guide in mid-day had written about a young illustrator, Garima Gupta, and interestingly, a non-Mumbaikar, who had made a short animation on the Khada Parsi

  • 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

  • Survival tips for a hospital stay in India

    Hospital stays in India are traumatic. Nothing less. Just like school life, dating, commuting, train journeys and paying taxes in India

  • Learn lessons from antibiotic scare

    Just days after one woman died and 44 took ill after being administered Cefotaxime and Ceftriaxone.at Bhabha Hospital in Kurla, reports came in that at least 10 female patients at BMC’s Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar complained of chills and abdominal pain after being injected with the same antibiotics