Loan waivers, government handouts, and politically driven decisions continue to trump economic sense in our country
How the Ajanta and Ellora caves inspired me to do some excavating of my own, to hew and carve my self-identity into something exquisite
Yup, finally watched The Accidental Prime Minister, based on Sanjaya Baru's eponymous book: because, how can you not?
The resignation of two top bureaucrats like Alok Verma and Shah Faesal, one after another, reflects the failure of Modi's governance
The screenplay is crammed with thin subplots, such as a Rajinikanth-Simran romance, a Hindu-Muslim student romance, dramatic gang wars, a paternity issue, and a climactic twist that is not fully convincing
It's crowded, it's polluted, it's frazzling. Yet, how does Bombay love its young? Let us count the ways
The state of our hospitals should have shocked us into action decades ago. Sadly, even avoidable deaths make no difference
It's part of a learning curve, to show some self-love and not be so hard on yourself that you feel paralysed by inhibition and do nothing
You would need Gen Z to help accurately navigate the online sub-universe built on hyper self-objectification
The doctor had said the cancer would kill him in days. Yet there he was, swigging beer with me 24 years later
Using flattery, mass media, propaganda and patriotism to create a heroic self-image: does this not sound exactly like our Great Leader?
Two yesteryear film entertainers join forces with a debutante producer and a first-time director to stage a Marathi play, where a piano is at the centre of action
Here's my Top 15 all-India and South Asian films to watch out for in 2019
This is an election year, which increasingly signifies a season of hate rather than dialogue. What can we do to change this narrative?
This year I have decided to be kinder to myself, to see myself as tangible and real, and to revel in pursuits of the mind and body
Australian cricketers should adopt India's wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's mantra of what happens on the field, stays on the field
However great 2019 turns out to be at the movies, it will simply not surpass what happened exactly two decades ago
'Why do you believe the earth is flat?' George asked me. I had to come up with a good answer
Initial censure notwithstanding, a few newspapers have concluded that one of my co-written books has 'broken the mould in security literature'
This time, we decided to hand over the reins of picking winners for our very own city awards to sutradhaars - Sir PM and Lady Flora. We'd like to remind our readers that the two respectable judges have tried t...
I had already discussed my Top 10 Bollywood films on December 16 and Top 20 All-India and South Asian films
Big weddings that involve huge amounts of money say a lot about what our priorities are, and what they should b
Nudged by a friend, I decided to make a list. Right at the top of it are my committment to joy and my engagement with the feminist movement
Impossible to pick only one from Bollywood, heading to Chennai, for now
The villagers of Swacchpura could not understand why a centuries-old tradition needed more discussion
Modi has already lost the rural vote to Rahul, and empty promises and swagger won't convince urban citizens waiting for job creation
On Christmas Eve, a wish for the city to retain its charm and fervour during the festive season, starting from its culinary traditions
Union minister's remark leaves door open to the idea that senior leaders like him will not remain silent any longer, when resentment reaches an alarming level
I had already discussed Top 10 Bollywood films of 2018 in my last column on December 16
Miraculous things happen when we start giving our collective wants more importance than our individual ones