The delights of watching films in a single screen cinema have always had a special place, laced with nostalgia, but its closures have consistently chipped into a crucial arm of the city's heritage and its stat...
American scholar Professor Shawn Rosenberg in a 2019 paper theorised that well-established democracies will decline owing to an inept citizenry and the marginalisation of public institutions.
"Aaah Manuel, you are welcome. What places would that be? Kerala for the backwaters, Agra for the Taj Mahal, Goa for the beaches, Rajasthan for the desert, Mumbai for Bollywood, Kashmir for the mountains...whe...
The image of a donkey copulating with a woman is a warning, a curse, or threat, to those who violate the land grant. If someone encroaches the land, then a donkey shall be made to copulate with the violator's ...
Shukriya sayers may be found in sharara, shervani, leather jackets, flannel shirts and of course, sparkly gowns. Boss, we're Indian. Sab chalta hai na
I noticed how performative our lives have become. You can't just greedily gobble up a cake any more. I'm learning to first photograph the gift, maybe pose with it, and WhatsApp it, with thanks to the sender
An incomplete jetty at Arnala fort island prompts fashion photographer Shashank Lawate to turn lobbyist for 5,000 Kolis who risk their lives while crossing over to the other side of civilisation.
Numerous warnings from around the world show that the social media giant has been causing us more harm than good
Last week, the expert committee of DCGI had recommended granting permission to Dr Reddy's Laboratories for conducting phase 2 clinical trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate, Sputnik V, in India
In working towards a writing practice that puts me in a boundless, transforming framework, I have discovered how our empowered selves too must accommodate new galaxies and eliminate margins
MS Dhoni has experienced some heady moments across IPL history but this edition has been a highly forgettable one for him and CSK.
What better way to pay tribute to Bhanu Athaiya than with loads of 'old chestnut' Bollywood trivia!
What do you do when there aren't enough beds or ventilators in the hospital and you have to decide whose life isn't worth saving?
As an MOU is floated between the BMC and MTDC to open up the former's headquarters for walking tours, our sutradhars hope it is a start, and that other public heritage buildings in Bombay follow suit
Tata-owned Titan Company's decision to show a happy inter-faith couple in its recent advert and the subsequent withdrawal explains much about capitalism's equation with ideas, profits and power
Home to aesthetes and actors, sandwiched between Bandra and Santa Cruz, the little suburb of Khar has high civic mindedness
"Because then sales will double, boss! That is called marketing strategy, samajyu ke?" he concluded
Squeamishness about sex, desire's capacity to breach politically correct boundaries with libidinal force, sometimes makes bedfellows of ideological adversaries
I love that video of her winning the Oscar: she is pleased, but not overwhelmed. She wore a simple, elegant blue sari with a hint of sequins, a silver choker and earrings, that's it
They represent the nine phases of the goddess' life. The nine nights of Navratri are a celebration of the Goddess in her entirety
The people responsible for putting food on our plates have been struggling to survive for decades. Why don't we care?
Bacteria come alive when they react with other ingredients during fermentation - witnessing and connecting with this very much sentient life gives me a sense of hope and surety.
The quality of cricket in the 1947-48 India v Australia Test series must be spoken about more than the incident involving Mankad and Brown.
No, a lie does not have two sides to 'debate' on TV, and claim later that viewers were interested!
He believed that a good family doctor must help his patients live well but also when their time comes, guide them in passing on with grace and dignity.
A flashback visit to Tamil Nadu's Pichavaram mangroves reminded us of the criticality of their existence and why this green heritage needs to be preserved in our city with renewed intent, now that Maharashtra ...
Is India losing its grip on reality? Considering the alternative narratives that have been obscuring 'facts' and masquerading as truth under the ruling dispensation, it would definitely seem so
Across India, Hindutva has raised gigantic muscular images of Parasurama wielding an axe, the same axe that was used to behead both Renuka and Kartarvirya Arjuna
The beauty of this is McCready, younger than Van Halen by 14 years, represents an era where rock took a dark and foreboding turn
Meetings are good for accomplishing work and conferences for the intellectual and gossip quotient. But, oh the joy of other people's clothes!