To celebrate the upcoming Marathi Language Day, the state's Culture Ministry repurposes 19th century Marathi children's fiction to spur interest in a multicultural porous world
The 70th Berlinale edition, headed by Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, runs from February 20-March 1. I had a highly coveted invitation to the opening night gala, featuring Philippe Falardeau's My Salinger Ye...
Thoughts flit into one's head, then disappear and re-emergeâtemporary answers are foundâ¦ there are other questions that are rhetorical.
In a college in Bhuj, 60 young women were asked to remove their panties to prove that they were not menstruating. How should we deal with these recurrent stinky blasts of outlandish sexist theories?
Hindutva scholars are unable to explain why the Aryas chose to remember rather meticulously the Vedic hymns, down to the last intonation, but not the advanced sewage technology of the Harappan cities?
I was first exposed to the rot that lies deep within our country a couple of decades ago, and have never forgotten it
Often I feel the compulsion of conforming to certain notions of labour to be seen as productive, but let's just learn to embrace doing nothing
The decider is an essential part of sport; it's what teams and individuals play for. Yet, rulers of the willow game ignore this vital aspect of competition; the current Test series is an example
Can we rid ourselves of individual biases? No. Deep-seated prejudices/hate? Really hope so
A Goan friend of the designer writes about how he championed the tiny state's heritage, folk traditions and environment among other things as he embraced its culture and its people
No matter how smart you think you are, there's no way you could possibly know what you don't know yet
Bombaywallahs desperately need more enriching doses of culture and the arts in the form of well programmed annual festivals
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...