• Lindsay Pereira: No time for maxims in Maximum City

    Forget old, irrelevant proverbs - what we need is a bunch of new ones that will make sense to the people of this city. After all, when in Bombay...

  • Rosalyn D'Mello: The saving grace

    A recent illness taught this columnist that grace is not just about giving care, but also accepting it from loved ones

  • mid-day editorial: VIP or common man, treat them the same

    Here's a tip for ordinary mortals at their wits' end because of the rundown infrastructure of the city — invite an unsuspecting Very Very Important Person (read minister) to experience the same issues. Once this VVIP is put through the same hardship that hundreds of common people have to undergo on a daily basis, it acts like a foot on the accelerator, and that rundown infra may just get the attention and repair it's been begging for

  • Effortless Chic

    It's arguable if Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Amitabh Bachchan's long limbed and lissom daughter has looked any better than now. After all, her sultry radiance has long been a thing of beauty and a joy forever. But what is undeniable is that she has never dressed better

  • Clayton Murzello: Wonder years and rocky roads

    The fascinating part of books by Windies are chapters about their childhood. Reading the same on Best and Gayle will be no different

  • A Knight to remember

    This week saw some of the world's handsomest men converge at Kolkata Knight Riders co-owners Juhi and Jay Mehta's Malabar Hill residence for a dinner party. And assembled eminent hunks included KKR co-owner Shah Rukh and players Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan and Waseem Akram

  • Ranjona Banerji: Drowning in bad government policy

    The water crisis can't just be blamed on the past government alone when the current regime continues to make flawed policy decisions

  • mid-day editorial: Make your goodwill count this Olympics

    Even as we are on the home stretch towards the Rio Olympics in August, a controversy has erupted over the appointment of Salman Khan as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian team

  • Celebrating Bismarck

    Can there ever be enough tributes paid to Mumbai's music tutors, those dedicated men and women who over the decades have toiled unstintingly to teach the city's callow youth how to become more musical?

  • Manoj Joshi: Walking the tightrope on terror

    Terrorism cases can be difficult to tackle, but maintaining a balance is necessary to ensure that all citizens can trust in the nation's justice

  • mid-day editorial: Don't close the doors on education

    On the one hand, the government claims it is doing all it can to put dropouts back in school and, on the other, it has left thousands of children out in the cold with its decision to crack down on 7,000 schools because they are too small. These are all small schools and most of the students enrolled are underprivileged kids

  • Vijayakar and Vijay-separated at birth?

    "Vijay Mallya is interesting to mimic because he is a larger than life character." It was our pal Kunal Vijaykar holding forth about his latest assault: an uncanny likeness of the beleaguered beer baron on his TV show that aired last night.

  • Fiona Fernandez: Start living the movies, Mumbai

    The Hindi film industry needs to do its bit to savour its long-gone landmarks in the city of its origins

  • Aditya Sinha: TN elections will be the last of its kind

    The three-way battle of Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi and Vijayakanth may be the last we see of some of the state's political stalwarts

  • mid-day editorial: Day-night Tests: Do we have the balls?

    Day-night Test cricket will be great for the game, but is it the best solution to save the longest form of the game from redundancy? It will, if the administrators have the balls. By that, we don't mean bravado, but the right kind of leather and lacquer to make day-night Tests a meaningful substitute for day Tests

  • Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar turned 43 yesterday and while the news of his celebrations suggest that India's cricket legend who retired from all forms of the sport in 2013, spent his birthday at the MIG club in Mumbai

  • Anand Pendharkar: Harmless Kukris slowly vanishing

    Lack of ecological education is pushing many species to the brink of extinction

  • Meenakshi Shedde: No selfie with Zubin

    My heart has been soaring this week, ever since I attended the Zubin Mehta concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on April 20, to celebrate his 80th birthday on home ground

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: The flower that killed Indumati

    Kalidasa’s famous work, Raghuvamsa, composed around 500 CE, tells the story of Ram’s ancestors, including Dashratha’s parents, Aja and Indumati

  • Paromita Vohra: And the Revolution

    Imagine you’re 14 and already suffering supercilious man-o-logues from IIT-bound boys, about the technical greatness of Pink Floyd