• My girl's musings - II

    In the second and concluding part of her tribute to the tiny community of Anglo-Indians, to commemorate World Anglo-Indian Day on August 2, this columnist recaps a few slice-of-life chronicles from across Indi

    Aug 10, 2020, 08:25 IST
  • Sanjay's plight mirrors unfreedom

    The removal of the Test cricketer, and of Harsha Bhogle in 2016, as commentators and journalist Karan Thapar's boycott by the ruling party offer pertinent clues on how we suppress criticism in India

    Aug 10, 2020, 05:55 IST
  • The return of Gopi

    Such are the relationships, termed weak ties, that most people have missed during the lockdown, the fleeting connections of everyday life, now known as the Old Normal

    Aug 09, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • Lobo Lobo and the flood

    "So, what's the issue, Lobo Lobo. Why aren't you a happy man? COVID-19 is on the downslide, Mr Bachchan is home and well, the IPL will be played in the desert. What ails you, tell me?"

    Aug 09, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • Guru-shishya: Cuaron and Tamhane

    More good news: Alfonso Cuarón will be an executive producer on The Disciple, to sell North American rights. Why am I not surprised about Cuaron backing Tamhane?

    Aug 09, 2020, 07:00 IST



  • My father CANNOT be gay

    It cannot be a math genius, a child of Saraswati, can it? So where does one locate Shakuntala Devi?

    Aug 09, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • Leave the door open

    Artist Nikhil Purohit pokes the inflexible templates of arts programming and exhibition in Mumbai and around

    Aug 09, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • One big men's locker room

    When casual misogyny is excused and accepted as harmless, we end up damaging the very nature of our society itself

    Aug 08, 2020, 04:15 IST
  • The crafts of women past

    An activity I once rejected because of its gendered tutelage, has now revealed to me how women have been solving a Mathematical problem that has boggled many a mind, with needle and thread

    Aug 07, 2020, 04:48 IST
  • The measure of the man!

    mid-day columnist Ian Chappell, whose documentary was aired in Oz this week, is probably the most misunderstood personality in world cricket. Behind that tough exterior is a true disciple of the game.

    Aug 06, 2020, 06:54 IST
  • Oh come on, say sorry Arnab

    Monologues aimed at perception control, so Indians hate other Indians, night after night, can't be worth personal fame.

    Aug 05, 2020, 06:52 IST
  • Lies they told you about breakfast

    Ever been told it was the most important meal of the day? That you should eat lots of protein? Here's my question back - did cavemen eat breakfast?

    Aug 04, 2020, 06:48 IST
  • My girl's musings

    This columnist pays tribute to the tiny community of Anglo-Indians as they celebrated World Anglo-Indian Day on August 2

    Aug 03, 2020, 07:53 IST
  • Omar's lost chance for redemption

    In skipping over the local media to speak to the national media and apparently attempting to reconcile Kashmir to its new political reality, Abdullah seems to have failed to win over his people

    Aug 03, 2020, 06:05 IST


  • The truth about kuttas and billis

    Animals and trees, I learnt, are often spiritually evolved souls, who can offer humans wisdom and guidance

    Aug 02, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • Three angry women

    A quick study, as Kangana once mastered the language of liberal critique, so she is now fluent in right-wing troll-speak: insinuating half-phrases, twisted meanings, wild suppositions, limitless resentment, an...

    Aug 02, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • #CatsSupportingCats

    "Dude chill! Tigers are the poster boys of the species. People flock to Ranthambore to shoot photos of them, but you and me? We still get shooed away from under cars. There's a big difference," replied the cyn...

    Aug 02, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • A Jain take on Lakshman's death

    He decides to take advantage of this moment to attack Ayodhya. He leads a great army from the southern kingdom of Lanka to the northern kingdom of Ayodhya. He does so to defeat Ram who had killed both his gran...

    Aug 02, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • The wheels of the bus go round and round... again

    As the COVID-19 pandemic pulls a near-extinct public transport fleet back to life, personal musings on some oft-boarded BEST buses

    Aug 02, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • What does a critic do?

    We are often told that those who don't create, tend to criticise other creators instead. I think this is a ridiculous belief

    Aug 01, 2020, 04:22 IST
  • What you make of marriage

    One year since my partner and I legally married, I find myself reflecting on the self-defining decisions that eventually led me to the pivotal moment and a healthy, meaningful relationship

    Jul 31, 2020, 04:15 IST
  • A character called FS Trueman

    Long before Stuart Broad, who scaled Peak 500 at Manchester on Tuesday, there was Fiery Fred, world cricket's first 300-wickets man.

    Jul 30, 2020, 04:11 IST
  • Can critics be a cabal? For sure

    I used to be a film critic in ancient times. Now you are as well. A huge relief. Never have I loved my job more ever since!

    Jul 29, 2020, 06:52 IST
  • So why are Jews hated so much?

    Sometimes just a simple question can wake you up. Of course, India has few Jews but that doesn't mean we haven't someone to hate.

    Jul 28, 2020, 06:10 IST
  • Bindaas all the way for Mr. Autowallah

    The verdict is out: The autowallahs are the runaway winners when it comes to serial offenders with their shockingly casual attitude towards the pandemic

    Jul 27, 2020, 08:09 IST
  • August 15 vs August 5 vs August 7

    Since dates are accorded importance by those in power, the milestones in the Hindutvavadis' conquest for superiority and privilege may become a new template for remembering India's past

    Jul 27, 2020, 06:11 IST
  • The elaichi's tears

    In a splendid initiative, both have an FFSI Online Film Festival, showing Indian and Asian independent films in various regional languages, with English subtitles, for free

    Jul 26, 2020, 07:02 IST
  • Kiski roti

    Your relationship to cooking does become more functional and humble, but not entirely unassuming, because you wish to taste life, to matter in the world, to have expertise

    Jul 26, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • N for nepotism

    "Which words specifically, Lobo Lobo? Are these words in the Shashi Tharoor lexicon or what?" I enquired

    Jul 26, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • That which lasts forever

    "I was elated by the news of the possibility of a Corona vaccine; it was a refreshing feeling, even if the everyday reality hadn't changed."

    Jul 26, 2020, 07:00 IST

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