Opinion

  • Soap Opera

    I learnt two things with this demo. 1. To evade boredom while soaping your hands, sing. 2. To do this, copy a famous song, add your own lyrics, but keep in under 30 secs so you can't be sued for copywright.

    Apr 05, 2020, 07:15 IST
  • Aprons and wife jokes

    And then, as people who went to college to understand business and economics and justice and kya kya, they will put their heart in the right place and their money where their mouth is.

    Apr 05, 2020, 07:11 IST
  • The love-god's mother

    One story that merits attention is the story of Pradyumna, the son of Krishna and Rukmini. The story is told very differently in the Hindu tradition and in the Jain tradition

    Apr 05, 2020, 07:07 IST
  • That dying of the light

    The older I get, the more I think about mortality, which makes me question everything I once thought was important

    Apr 04, 2020, 04:15 IST
  • The long walk home of an invisible people

    As the Indian middle classes and the elite stocked and restocked essentials, the State slathered them with directives, manuals, policies and tutorials on washing hands and respiratory hygiene

    Apr 03, 2020, 07:38 IST

 

Opinion

  • By all means, revel in the mundane

    Being trapped in a timeless bubble has its perks — I have more time than ever to focus on something as simple, and relevant, as self-care

    Apr 03, 2020, 04:14 IST
  • When cops gave and took stick

    There are controversial and funny connections between lathis and cricket & it's not just the wood factor used in sticks, stumps and bats

    Apr 02, 2020, 07:01 IST
  • Man's now a distantly social animal

    How is a lockdown, even if mandated by the state, any different from what we do with ourselves every day, anyway?

    Apr 01, 2020, 07:08 IST
  • What the drumsticks said to me

    In this age of social isolation, I've not seen a human being for close to two weeks. But damn, my vegetables keep talking to me

    Mar 31, 2020, 06:55 IST
  • Solitary musings in locked-down Bombay

    What's it like for a working professional living alone in an apartment during the present lockdown?

    Mar 30, 2020, 06:13 IST
  • Liberation from fear of death

    In the face of the seemingly apocalyptic Coronavirus, instead of just a fight-flight response, could we also ponder and find room for some empathy and compassion for a world beyond ours?

    Mar 30, 2020, 04:19 IST
  • Hit a high five for Five Gardens

    A green lung of the city, the Five Gardens vicinity of Dadar Parsi Colony, in its centenary year, is more of a cosmopolitan haven than you think

    Mar 29, 2020, 09:32 IST
  • Chapeau, Uderzo!

    Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny created a marvellous world around the pint-sized hero Asterix, his pot-bellied buddy Obelix, and his dog Dogmatix, and their adventures.

    Mar 29, 2020, 04:16 IST
  • Lobo Lobo gets the clap

    When Lobo Lobo came over looking frazzled.

    Mar 29, 2020, 04:14 IST

Opinion

  • Parental guidance

    Sometimes I wonder: is this the result of watching too much TV Ramayana or speeches with too many metaphors, causing you to inhabit parallel realities?

    Mar 29, 2020, 04:11 IST
  • The village temple cooperative

    The idea that the temple was a religious institution, independent of economics and politics, is a very recent one. From a historical point of view, that is simply not true

    Mar 29, 2020, 04:07 IST
  • Coronavirus: the 21st century evil

    The pandemic is caused by a virus that cannot produce outside a cell, as it is solely dependent on a host; it is imperative at this stage to slow and break the virus chain

    Mar 28, 2020, 08:37 IST
  • One virus to unite us all

    Once we are out of this crisis, we should ensure that our money is spent on offering better healthcare and making the country cleaner

    Mar 28, 2020, 04:15 IST
  • The dismantling of routine

    The lockdown is changing our lives in more ways than we can count, the most profound one being that we can no more make plans

    Mar 27, 2020, 03:59 IST
  • Sach an epic Mumbai triumph

    Exactly 25 years ago in 1995, batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, then 21, put the finishing touches to his preparations to become the youngest captain to win the Ranji Trophy at the Wankhede Stadium

    Mar 26, 2020, 06:49 IST
  • No, seriously, WTH is WFH?

    Before capitalism contemplates replacing real-estate rents with white-collar workers, in separate home-offices!

    Mar 25, 2020, 06:50 IST
  • You said viruses weigh how much?

    If you put all humans on one pan of a weighing scale, and all the coronaviruses and germs of earth on the other, which would be heavier?

    Mar 24, 2020, 04:14 IST
  • Coronavirus: States, Centre must work together to prevent catastrophe

    Lack of coordination, delays and confusion over handling the outbreak of Coronavirus, have us staring at a possible COVID-19 transmission to the country's hinterland and an economic meltdown; it is time the go...

    Mar 23, 2020, 07:06 IST
  •  Applaud, but we need action, too

    As the city gears for a complete lockdown, our sutradhars wish to see a solid plan put into force to safeguard everyone in this city and country

    Mar 23, 2020, 06:47 IST
  • Virus of untouchability

    COVID-19 should not become an argument to tacitly justify caste-based segregation and social distancing, as some are advocating

    Mar 23, 2020, 04:25 IST
  • Corona... dheere se

    I'm avoiding going out during two weeks of self-quarantine, as a precaution, even though I have no symptoms at all.

    Mar 22, 2020, 05:12 IST
  • Mythology as politics

    They are narratives that explain dharma, adharma, and dharma-sankat to the kings who came later. Performing these tales is not to forget about life, but to enable people to negotiate it

    Mar 22, 2020, 05:08 IST
  • New year, new virus

    Gudhi Padwa's rangoli makers and pugdi-nauwari specialists try to make sense of calling in the new year amid restrictions that make the festival more personal than public.

    Mar 22, 2020, 05:08 IST
  • Karuna, samyam and sankalp

    The beating of plates is like an audio reflection of this. A moment when we should come together somehow, devolves into predictable polarisation ping-pong around a specific action, rather than discussion of an...

    Mar 22, 2020, 05:01 IST
  • Fear is good

    Fear was Gaddaffi. Fear was Mussolini. Fear was Khomeini. Fear was Rasputin. Fear was the bubonic plague. Fear was WW2. Fear is a tsunami. Fear is the threat of nuclear war.

    Mar 22, 2020, 04:54 IST

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