Yes, it was India’s 66th Republic Day on Monday. And yes, it is true that parades are a bit dated, 20th century commie-fascist thingies
Cartoonist RK Laxman was one of India’s finest post-Independence institutions, easily the best of his generation, and the next
We can hear the hurrahs and ‘Ayes’ from mid-day’s young readers (and their parents too), as we write this column.
In politics and chess, the opening — a combination of initial moves players make — impacts the middle game and endgame.
Nope, there was no ban. They came up with some convoluted statement to pull wool over the eyes of their permanent funders, read America, but Pakistan fooled only rosy-spectacled candle-walas into believing that they had actually banned the Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Ostensibly, Mumbai Cricket Association president Sharad Pawar’s reaction to the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team’s disappointing performance came in the form of the re-introduction of the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC).
My neighbourhood video store is shutting shop. “Why Shaileshbhai, what’s the problem?” “Sir, the pirated market is doing ‘bharpoor’ business
It was quite sweet how happy some folks were when Arun Jaitley, said the other day, that the era of censorship was over, hai na?
In the Mahabharata, Draupadi is determined to wash her hair with the blood of Dushasana, for though brother-in-law he has treated her with savage disrespect by dragging her by her hair to the gambling hall
Only a woman can nonchalantly label herself what a man would be loath to admit, said the advertising old hand. You can talk to these ad-men they’ve got perspective
Imagine the supreme law of the land written quietly in a small cafe hugging the corner of Rampart Row. That’s just what happened long before Kala Ghoda became the city’s tony art and eateries district
A tongue-in-cheek letter to Bollywood actor Hema Malini, who is telling people to book flats in a housing project called Wollywood, promising them a Bollywood style lifestyle, in a village with sporadic electricity, water and skeletal medical facilities...
It is all mixed up. The Hindu right-wing wanted PK banned because they reckon it hurts Hindu sentiments
The Supreme Court may have not pronounced clear punishments to those who brought disrepute to the game of cricket through their various actions in the Indian Premier League
Word comes in that after the tremendous success of his film 'pk', Aamir Khan has decided to reward himself with a much-needed holiday
Imagine living next door to a small, generally harmless neighbour who has never meddled around, but not taking the trouble to go over to see him for nearly 30 years
The unruly scenes at a city hospital between policemen belonging to the Crime Branch and the Vile Parle police station was not only unwarranted, it has devalued the image of the law enforcement agency
Why her refusal to engage Kejriwal in a public debate smells of arrogance and presents our Democratic system from taking a big leap forward
The general perception, even amongst people who don’t see themselves as Islamophobes, is that Islam is obscurantist and medieval
State transport minister Diwakar Raote’s announcement of making an indemnity bond compulsory for bike riders defies logic and challenges its legality because any law of the land has to be equal for all here, the people who hold licences for driving all kinds of vehicles, and of course bikes