Opinion

  • 'Home' is where the trouble is

    Anil Deshmukh, who heads the home department, should avoid becoming a scapegoat, even as coalition bosses keep some matters out of his purview

    Feb 17, 2020, 07:02 IST
  • Here's why the EVM haunts us

    While it does not turn the tables for parties, the Electronic Voting Machine gives us enough reasons to question the ECI's competence

    Feb 17, 2020, 05:01 IST
  • What's in a name? A whole lot across town

    How did Bombay's precincts get to have the evocative names they do? A selection from the new book inspired by this column

    Feb 16, 2020, 06:14 IST
  • A Valentine's Day like no other

    This year, has seen a Valentine's Day like no other, where the language of love demonstrated how political it is.

    Feb 16, 2020, 06:10 IST
  • Panga with life

    When was the last Bollywood film you saw where a mother was the heroine, and sensitively portrayed? Panga is one such.

    Feb 16, 2020, 06:07 IST

 

Opinion

  • Lobo Lobo and the politics of rude

    "Okay Lobo Lobo, have a cup of tea, and tell me why you look like a character out of a Hitchcock movie."

    Feb 16, 2020, 06:03 IST
  • Muslim guardians of Hindu shrines

    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.

    Feb 16, 2020, 05:58 IST
  • A city that can barely sleep

    Does a nightlife experiment make sense when Bombay hasn't figured out how to cope with daylight yet?

    Feb 15, 2020, 07:32 IST
  • Pain and joy on your plate

    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

    Feb 14, 2020, 06:50 IST
  • Farewell Raju, well played!

    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

    Feb 13, 2020, 07:30 IST
  • 47 weddings and a quarrel!

    Attended the mother of all ceremonies in Udaipur, India's destination wedding capital. And, it was nothing like what you're thinking

    Feb 12, 2020, 07:12 IST
  • Of ducks, kebabs and deadly viruses

    The mallard is a flying library of every flu virus ever known. Through its droppings, new viruses enter your meat. Burgers, anyone?

    Feb 11, 2020, 05:11 IST
  • Congress balm relieves Shiv Sena from CAA headache

    MVA head Uddhav and the Congress have reached a compromise that would not unsettle the three-party formation anytime soon over ideological differences

    Feb 10, 2020, 07:31 IST
  • Myth of India's non-violent culture

    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

    Feb 10, 2020, 07:28 IST

Opinion

  • An off-track idea

    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

    Feb 10, 2020, 07:17 IST
  • Understanding Kaikeyi

    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

    Feb 09, 2020, 07:31 IST
  • History as warm gupshup

    Meher Marfatia's new book Once Upon A City celebrates carbon-dating in Mumbai as never before.

    Feb 09, 2020, 07:30 IST
  • Neither fair, nor lovely

    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...

    Feb 09, 2020, 07:27 IST
  • A pair of goddesses

    In Vidarbha region, Lakshmi is worshipped as two pots, representing her and her sister, during "karva-ashtami" just before Diwali

    Feb 09, 2020, 07:22 IST
  • BoloNaVirus (BoNaV)

    The simplest form is the SochaNahinVirus (SoNaV). This virus is the weakest in strength. It is incurable, but still the weakest

    Feb 09, 2020, 07:22 IST
  • Blaming it on millennials

    Leaving the world in better shape than we found it was once the norm. It sometimes feels as if we have abandoned that idea

    Feb 08, 2020, 07:20 IST
  • Saying goodbye to home

    The impending uprooting of my life brings myriad emotions - right from melancholy to clarity about the path I must take

    Feb 07, 2020, 07:10 IST
  • This day, that batting genius!

    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.

    Feb 06, 2020, 07:01 IST
  • Let's talk about Bombay Talkies

    No story mirrors the history of Hindi films as much as the one Lillette Dubey captures in her play, Devika Rani!

    Feb 05, 2020, 05:21 IST
  • Don't hit Forward, take a step back

    A bogus coronavirus advisory has been spreading through the Internet. I decided to track it down. Here’s what I learned

    Feb 04, 2020, 05:01 IST
  • City of blinding lights

    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...

    Feb 03, 2020, 08:15 IST
  • Mumkin hai?

    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?

    Feb 03, 2020, 07:46 IST
  • BJP's ghost stories for Delhiites

    The increasingly vicious poll rhetoric merits a scientific examination of how the politics of fear makes a voter tick

    Feb 03, 2020, 05:05 IST
  • Mele mein ladki

    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

    Feb 02, 2020, 08:20 IST
  • Don't mess with the poha

    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...

    Feb 02, 2020, 08:17 IST

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