Anil Deshmukh, who heads the home department, should avoid becoming a scapegoat, even as coalition bosses keep some matters out of his purview
While it does not turn the tables for parties, the Electronic Voting Machine gives us enough reasons to question the ECI's competence
How did Bombay's precincts get to have the evocative names they do? A selection from the new book inspired by this column
This year, has seen a Valentine's Day like no other, where the language of love demonstrated how political it is.
When was the last Bollywood film you saw where a mother was the heroine, and sensitively portrayed? Panga is one such.
"Okay Lobo Lobo, have a cup of tea, and tell me why you look like a character out of a Hitchcock movie."
When one reads folklore of South India, one finds many places where Muslims saints and warriors are accommodated within local Hindu temple lore. Here are four examples.
Does a nightlife experiment make sense when Bombay hasn't figured out how to cope with daylight yet?
Being (largely) immobile due to a torn ligament, I have had the chance to rediscover what a delight it is to bury yourself in a book
Cricket writing has suffered a blow with the passing away of Raju Bharatan, who first covered an international series as a teenager way back in 1952 when India took on England in Old Blighty
Attended the mother of all ceremonies in Udaipur, India's destination wedding capital. And, it was nothing like what you're thinking
The mallard is a flying library of every flu virus ever known. Through its droppings, new viruses enter your meat. Burgers, anyone?
MVA head Uddhav and the Congress have reached a compromise that would not unsettle the three-party formation anytime soon over ideological differences
Aparna Vaidik's historical work, My Son's Inheritance: A Secret History of Lynching and Blood Justice in India, examines how violence of the righteous has given India a bloody past and present
The revived interest by the Rail Ministry to convert CSMT into a museum defies the very purpose of what its architect FW Stevens had envisioned for the landmark
Gujarati writer Minal Dixit prompts a rethink on the uni-dimensional portrayal of wicked Kaikeyi, asking if demonised women of Indian mythology are only but a perpetuation of patriarchy
Meher Marfatia's new book Once Upon A City celebrates carbon-dating in Mumbai as never before.
When it comes to representation, a real diversity, not a nominal one is key to shifting perspectives. Rather than being stuck on which beauty is real beauty, we may expand that definition, but we could also de...
In Vidarbha region, Lakshmi is worshipped as two pots, representing her and her sister, during "karva-ashtami" just before Diwali
The simplest form is the SochaNahinVirus (SoNaV). This virus is the weakest in strength. It is incurable, but still the weakest
Leaving the world in better shape than we found it was once the norm. It sometimes feels as if we have abandoned that idea
The impending uprooting of my life brings myriad emotions - right from melancholy to clarity about the path I must take
It's 50 years today for South African Graeme Pollock's epic 274 which sent India-conquerors Australia in a tailspin at Durban in 1970.
No story mirrors the history of Hindi films as much as the one Lillette Dubey captures in her play, Devika Rani!
A bogus coronavirus advisory has been spreading through the Internet. I decided to track it down. Hereâs what I learned
Amid the heady and hideous display of OTT lighting that covered city landmarks on Republic Day weekend, our sutradhaars exchange their personal - albeit contrasting experiences - having been a part of the extr...
While presenting the budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman set onerous targets, most of them with a deadline of election year 2024. Will the government deliver before its next mandate?
The increasingly vicious poll rhetoric merits a scientific examination of how the politics of fear makes a voter tick
The mela's haphazard structure with an incredible mix of stalls, set in a field, its edges open, as well as its transient nature, mirrors life, which is why we find it so exhilarating and overwhelming
The President of NPR, Batata (potato) Poha started the proceedings with pomposity, 'I would demand that you show us your proof of citizenship. Do you have the required documentation? Aadhar card? Voting? Drivi...