• Marathi manoos needs development too

    For Uddhav Thackeray, known for his reticence to take on the BJP, the split ahead of the state assembly polls was his boldest political move yet

  • BJP rides the victory wave again

    The BJP’s achche din juggernaut rolls on. Tripling its numbers in an assembly election is no mean feat. But Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are on a roll

  • Time for Congress to reinvent itself

    After their dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress received a drubbing in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana

  • Ranbir's lucky mascot?

    She's always been legendary for her grace and style, and so when the matriarch of Bollywood's first film family, Krishna Raj Kapoor made a rare public appearance at the DY Patil grounds for an ISL game on Saturday, naturally it was a standout moment for all

  • Clean India won't happen till it's forced

    Last weekend I was in Ranchi, a small, uncluttered Chota Nagpur town that has transmogrified into the overpopulated, cluttered and noisy capital city of Jharkhand. Ranchi was and remains a one-street town-turned-city

  • Clear all hurdles before announcing new projects

    Whenever new infrastructure projects are announced, Mumbaikars are skeptical about dates of completion and many scoff cynically about the probability of a particular project ever being completed. The doubt comes with good reason

  • Grow up, India

    Who is Kailash Satyarthi? That is the question most Indians asked when he won the Nobel Peace prize along with Malala Yousafzai earlier this month

  • Make booths accessible for elderly, disabled

    With polling day over, the wait for the next Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra begins. Counting days are on and the result is expected on Sunday

  • When Modi made his moves in the US

    There was more to Narendra Modi’s visit to the US than the razzmatazz of Madison Square Garden and Central Park

  • Getting inked should be non-negotiable

    We need to keep up concerted awareness drives and constant hardselling about the need to vote, as awareness is the first step to changing attitudes towards voting

  • Shaina spotting

    'It's a bird, it's a plane, wait it's Shaina NC!' This could well have been the anthem that greeted the impassioned BJP leader, as various bystanders reported sightings of her from all over Mumbai yesterday, urging Mumbaikars to exercise their franchise

  • Realty factor

    We are a group of members in minority. The Society is going for redevelopment. In spite of bonafide submissions being made by us, the Managing Committee is not taking into consideration our submissions. Please advise what should be our line of action? 

  • Focus on the causes, not recipients

    What was more exciting for India? That an Indian was a joint recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize (with Pakistan) or the chance to use your politics to slam the winners and find as many reasons as possible to prove that these winners were unworthy?

  • Capturing the American mindspace

    The real clout of a country in foreign affairs doesn’t come from being able to check or pressure adversaries and buy friends through trade and aid. It comes from the ability to assimilate their interests into your own in such a way that you can shape their policy. Indeed, to go a step further, to get into their minds.

  • Embrace Gandhian values in everyday life

    Rahul David is not the misspelt name of a cricketer, nor is he a celebrity in any respect, except in the lives of those who come across him regularly in south Mumbai.

  • Another Mody rises?

    With his win of the Pune Derby on Sunday for the second time running when his horse Quasar rode off with the coveted cup, and following on the hooves of the success of his filly Nozipho in Kenya earlier this year, silver-maned gaming tycoon Jaydev Mody is on a winning streak

  • Religious electioneering must be curbed

    Belief in the ephemeral divine seems to have a clear edge over the faith in democracy, else political parties wouldn’t have made a beeline for temples, assorted mandals and samitis, promising their members the moon, sometimes even dangling promises of a pathway to heaven by voting for a particular candidate

  • Radio Gaga

    Like most people, we too have become ardent listeners of Radio One’s offering of western pop, blues and rock

  • Modi's concerted bid to outshine Thackerays

    The talk of the Thackeray cousins coming together after the polls is unlikely to cut much ice, as the move has come quite late

  • City-scaping, for the better

    Recently, one had the good fortune of meeting one of the city’s most respected architects, Kamu Iyer