• Banks will always have the last laugh

    Loan waivers, government handouts, and politically driven decisions continue to trump economic sense in our country

    Jan 19, 2019, 04:12 IST
  • Digging deeper into my selves

    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

    Jan 18, 2019, 05:12 IST
  • Let's stick to the book, please

    Yup, finally watched The Accidental Prime Minister, based on Sanjaya Baru's eponymous book: because, how can you not?

    Jan 16, 2019, 08:00 IST
  • At least they knew when to quit

    The resignation of two top bureaucrats like Alok Verma and Shah Faesal, one after another, reflects the failure of Modi's governance

    Jan 14, 2019, 05:00 IST
  • Karthik v/s Karthik

    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

    Jan 13, 2019, 05:54 IST



  • Baby Bombay

    It's crowded, it's polluted, it's frazzling. Yet, how does Bombay love its young? Let us count the ways

    Jan 13, 2019, 05:40 IST
  • Nothing really life-saving here

    The state of our hospitals should have shocked us into action decades ago. Sadly, even avoidable deaths make no difference

    Jan 12, 2019, 05:00 IST
  • Learning to accept the self doubt

    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

    Jan 11, 2019, 05:00 IST
  • Intense sexualisation through Insta

    You would need Gen Z to help accurately navigate the online sub-universe built on hyper self-objectification

    Jan 09, 2019, 07:05 IST
  • Jacko, cancer and a miracle

    The doctor had said the cancer would kill him in days. Yet there he was, swigging beer with me 24 years later

    Jan 08, 2019, 07:00 IST
  • The cult of Narendra Modi

    Using flattery, mass media, propaganda and patriotism to create a heroic self-image: does this not sound exactly like our Great Leader?

    Jan 07, 2019, 05:00 IST
  • Instrumental women

    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

    Jan 06, 2019, 05:26 IST
  • Top 15 all-India, South Asian films to see in 2019

    Here's my Top 15 all-India and South Asian films to watch out for in 2019

    Jan 06, 2019, 05:00 IST
  • What does India need 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?

    Jan 05, 2019, 05:45 IST


  • Here's to loving me a little more

    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

    Jan 04, 2019, 05:00 IST
  • Oz should learn from sporting India

    Australian cricketers should adopt India's wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's mantra of what happens on the field, stays on the field

    Jan 03, 2019, 05:40 IST
  • Welcome to 20th anniv of 1999

    However great 2019 turns out to be at the movies, it will simply not surpass what happened exactly two decades ago

    Jan 02, 2019, 07:15 IST
  • Lessons from a Flat Earther

    'Why do you believe the earth is flat?' George asked me. I had to come up with a good answer

    Jan 01, 2019, 06:01 IST
  • 2018, my very own annus mirabilis

    Initial censure notwithstanding, a few newspapers have concluded that one of my co-written books has 'broken the mould in security literature'

    Dec 31, 2018, 07:15 IST
  • And the award goes to

    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...

    Dec 31, 2018, 07:00 IST
  • Top 20 All-India and South Asian films: Part 2

    I had already discussed my Top 10 Bollywood films on December 16 and Top 20 All-India and South Asian films

    Dec 30, 2018, 05:00 IST
  • What's love got to do with it?

    Big weddings that involve huge amounts of money say a lot about what our priorities are, and what they should b

    Dec 29, 2018, 05:00 IST
  • What I would like to take into 2019

    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

    Dec 28, 2018, 05:00 IST
  • The year's best desi picture?

    Impossible to pick only one from Bollywood, heading to Chennai, for now

    Dec 26, 2018, 05:00 IST
  • The human rights of dumping

    The villagers of Swacchpura could not understand why a centuries-old tradition needed more discussion

    Dec 25, 2018, 07:00 IST
  • Who's the Pappu now, Mr Modi?

    Modi has already lost the rural vote to Rahul, and empty promises and swagger won't convince urban citizens waiting for job creation

    Dec 24, 2018, 07:30 IST
  • Let's go local, Bombay

    On Christmas Eve, a wish for the city to retain its charm and fervour during the festive season, starting from its culinary traditions

    Dec 24, 2018, 07:05 IST
  • Has Gadkari thrown his hat into the ring?

    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

    Dec 24, 2018, 07:00 IST
  • Top 20 All-India and South Asian films: 1

    I had already discussed Top 10 Bollywood films of 2018 in my last column on December 16

    Dec 23, 2018, 05:57 IST
  • For the greater, common good

    Miraculous things happen when we start giving our collective wants more importance than our individual ones

    Dec 22, 2018, 05:00 IST
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