• Is voting in India a lot like dating?

    Some armchair psephology before we can, hopefully, stop talking about the Lok Sabha elections for a while!

    May 22, 2019, 07:15 IST
  • The future of Idli Manchurian

    The Idli Manchurian made its appearance in Indian Chinese restaurants. For Manchuria, it was the last straw

    May 21, 2019, 07:15 IST
  • Of fake godmen who prey upon us

    They not only fool ordinary folk who work hard for their meagre savings, but also give a bad name to the real seekers of spiritual truth

    May 20, 2019, 07:30 IST
  • All the BEST for much needed reforms

    BMC's monthly dole to its transport undertaking is good news for the staffers, but what is needed is an effort to attract the 'lost' commuters

    May 20, 2019, 07:05 IST
  • The night shift

    A recent event by a musuem that extended into the night should serve as an example to other public attractions and tourist landmarks to consider similar innovations

    May 20, 2019, 07:00 IST



  • Crime probably does pay

    It's hard to reconcile what we are taught in schools with a reality where criminals stand a higher chance of becoming successful

    May 18, 2019, 07:15 IST
  • Next govt must cut NSA to size

    Decision-making should return to the Foreign, Defence and Home ministries instead of being centralised at the Prime Minister's Office

    May 13, 2019, 05:54 IST
  • People first

    The recent tragedy inside the city's oldest museum should act as an eye opener about the safety of its public landmarks and utility buildings, many of which are heritage structures

    May 13, 2019, 05:49 IST
  • The path to the PMO runs through east UP

    The challenge here for the BJP remains the same as in 2014, breaking the influence of various caste groups, while the gathbandhan claims to have brought the dalits, other backward classes and Muslims together ...

    May 13, 2019, 05:43 IST
  • Nightingale heaven

    I've had a long relationship with birds, mostly crows. Sparrows are sweet but terrified; grateful for a few grains, and delightful when they bathe furrr in a bowl of water

    May 12, 2019, 08:12 IST
  • Remembering Soli Mama

    Soli Batlivala, family friend of art connoisseur Madhuriben Desai, galvanised 1950s-60s Bombay's cultural scene at the Bhulabhai Desai Memorial Institute and Jehangir Art Gallery. A tribute on the eve of his M...

    May 12, 2019, 07:35 IST
  • Our obsession with noise

    It is very hard to overestimate the importance of silence. Unfortunately for us, we rarely get a chance to experience it

    May 11, 2019, 06:02 IST
  • Making quiches come true

    In the kitchen I see a parallel between picking the best ingredients that go into my creation and gathering my emotions in their purest form

    May 10, 2019, 05:56 IST
  • Sucked into a seductive Succession

    Can't wait for the second season of the stellar media-political drama full of intrigues and mock-irony that few seem to talk about

    May 08, 2019, 07:30 IST


  • Doxa, doxa, doxa everywhere

    Our thinking and beliefs are being bankrupted by 'common knowledge' and facts no one feels the need to question

    May 07, 2019, 07:15 IST
  • Curious case of Bihars Khiladi Kumar

    No longer enamoured

    May 06, 2019, 07:30 IST
  • Not showing

    The sale of RK Studios in Chembur signals the loss of another important landmark of the city's cinematic legacy

    May 06, 2019, 07:00 IST
  • A full bite in Mumbai

    Florida-based Fulbright scholar Dr Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, author of The Body in Religion: Cross Cultural Perspectives, takes 20 Mumbai students on an exploration of religious practices centered on the human...

    May 05, 2019, 07:30 IST
  • Devotion to divine lovers

    One of the most astonishing expressions of devotion I've ever seen, happens in the temple of Goddess Meenakshi (Parvati) at Madurai, Tamil Nadu

    May 05, 2019, 07:04 IST
  • Slow down, you move too fast

    The older I get, the more I struggle to understand why Bombay makes us run when we should try and walk instead

    May 04, 2019, 07:30 IST
  • The joy of 'unsettling' into a home

    I am learning to accommodate within my imagination the threatening prospect of a form of unbridled joy derived from companionship

    May 03, 2019, 06:20 IST
  • He was always on the Mark

    Mascarenhas was the Packer of Indian television. Like Kerry, he was big, full of bluster and demanded a high standard for his telecasts

    May 02, 2019, 05:54 IST
  • Decoding the invasion of Endgame

    Spoiler alert: But haven't you already watched the Avengers' showdown?

    May 01, 2019, 07:30 IST
  • Cubby and the disappearing toymakers

    How can one toymaker support a family of five on Rs 15,000, put two kids through school, and still stay true to his craft?

    Apr 30, 2019, 05:44 IST
  • Come on, Mumbai, go show 'em!

    In the Mumbai versus Delhi argument, one hopes the former goes out today and proves that it can be infinitely wiser than the latter

    Apr 29, 2019, 05:46 IST
  • Inking impressions

    What thoughts are going through the minds of our fave sutradhars as the city goes to the polls today?

    Apr 29, 2019, 05:40 IST
  • Don't let democracy down, Mumbai!

    While making fun of Pune, whose voter turnout was dismal last week, Mumbai must remember that its own numbers are nothing to crow about

    Apr 29, 2019, 05:36 IST
  • Where trees still shade the 'garden suburb'

    Byculla's Victoria Road bears treasures from benevolent Jewish, Parsi, Christian and Muslim city fathers

    Apr 28, 2019, 06:15 IST
  • Bombings? On my blacklist

    It is unfortunate - and telling - that India does not have a single film at the Cannes Film Festival this year

    Apr 28, 2019, 05:45 IST
  • Our right to dissent matters

    Are we, as citizens of India, not allowed to have an opinion? Many of our friends and neighbours now seem to think that's okay

    Apr 27, 2019, 07:30 IST

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