• What empowerment is really about

    Women are very prickly about patriarchy. And there is something about a video on women’s empowerment doing the internet rounds starring film stars and models amongst others that reeks of patriarchy

  • Move-on time for Mumbai cricket

    Sandeep Patil’s resignation as chairman of Mumbai Cricket Association’s senior selection panel came as a surprise considering that the former Indian batsman and current chief national selector quit for the second time in two years

  • All Fools' Day

    Yes, today is All Fools' Day and we will today, as we have every day before it, get on foolishly with our lives in this foolish city in this foolish country, in this foolish world, as we have always done

  • Power play over Iran

    The news from Lausanne is confusing. But that is only to be expected in the complex endgame that is being played out between the P5+1 and Iran over the latter’s nuclear programme

  • Government must be able to think differently

    Yesterday, this paper ran a two-page photo feature on the State Paralympic Games held at the Dharavi Sports Complex in the city, under the headline: ‘Fable of Able’

  • Journey of a thousand miles

    "I knew 'Queen' is a special film, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would get me an award from the government of the country"

  • Why India Lost

    It has come to my attention that many in India are labouring under the assumption that India lost the World Cup semi-final because sport is a thing of vagary

  • How we can make a gift of life

    Yesterday, the city marked Maharashtra Organ Donation Day. It is a day that is not on everybody’s radar, and yet, there were sporadic initiatives around the city to debunk the myths surrounding organ donation

  • mid-day analyses Team India's ICC World Cup campaign

    As dust settles on India's World Cup campaign, Men in Blue and their fans should look back on the '7-1' scoreline with pride; it's a reminder of the team’s ability to make courageous comebacks

  • Fighting misogyny

    I recently saw a very powerful play, Jan Se Mann Ki Jai Ho, on the plight of women in India and around the world

  • Attacking Anushka is just not cricket

    After India’s loss to Australia in the World Cup semi-final, there have been plenty of Twitter taunts and WhatsApp jokes, and social media is abuzz with posts both backing and panning the Indian team

  • Saving Private Anushka

    Perhaps the most insidious form of Indian misogyny is blaming Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's lack of performance in yesterday's match

  • KB's words meant the world to our footballers

    Last Saturday, I went to the Cooperage to attend a 4:30 pm condolence meeting in memory of the late sports writer K Bhaskaran, who had passed away earlier in the week

  • Play hard, play fair in Sydney today

    The image of New Zealander Grant Elliott holding a flat-on-the-ground South African Dale Steyn’s hand after Tuesday’s dramatic World Cup cricket semi-final at Auckland will be an enduring image of the mega event

  • These laws should be next after Section 66A

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down the reviled Section 66A of the Information Technology Act in its entirety for violating the fundamental right of speech and expression

  • The one biryani we can do without

    I really love biryani. It has to be mutton biryani, but at a pinch, I am willing to make do with chicken

  • Why the renovated aquarium has tanked

    It’s been more than three weeks now since the Taraporewala Aquarium renovated for Rs 20 crore was thrown open to the public

  • Key Taj exec leaves

    She's been the senior most woman at the Taj and the recipient of several awards and accolades, so when Deepa Misra Harris, Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing, was known among the senior executive resignations in the hotel group last week, it caused a flutter. "Why did you leave?" we asked Harris

  • Mumbai Police's Social Media Monitoring Lab secretive and acting illegally?

    “We shall only monitor, not censor. Our aim is to bridge the gap between the public’s expectations and delivery of police services, and maintain public order

  • Dial M For Mahatma

    “You find ingredients listed on bottles of masala, but not the recipe, so that nobody can replicate it,” says a young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, himself looking for what turned him into Mahatma, Bapu