My first solo taxi felt exactly as marvelous as I'd imagined. The taxi driver began talking to me amiably, asking me what I did, how my Hindi was so good and so on
What does it take to be a resident surgeon? On a sleepless night, drilling a hole into the head of a 55-year-old coma patient and the resultant theatre of blood and nerves, offered the answer
A look at how wartime emigres from Europe substantially shaped 1940s Bombay culture forms the focus of Dr Rachel Lee's research
Or a group of friends may trek to the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand or the Kaas Plateau in Satara, to see karvi flowers. But India as a nation doesn't take a weekend off to cherish any of its myriad flowers
Young people the world over are standing up for what they believe in. Why aren't more of us paying attention?
I am in Tramin, a beautiful Italian commune, learning about the life of my loved partner, adapting to the things that make up his world
Rohit Sharma's recent twin tons is a big feat, but Gavaskar is clearly the king of two-centuries-in-a-Test achievement among Indians
Here's how, I think, the lowbrow Hangover trilogy director Todd Phillips pulled off the bleak zeitgeist with Joker
Women say there are more rapes now more than ever. Men say #MeToo women are crying rape without cause
How can we ensure that the guardians of our local history are able to survive and thrive?
India's prime minister seems to have conveniently repurposed the memory of a leader whose advocacy of inclusivity and non-violence finds no resonance in the country's current governance
Five years at the helm of affairs in the state has honed Fadnavis's political instincts and now, given a free hand, he stands poised at the cusp of yet another victory
Way before Richard Attenbourough made a star out of Ben Kingsley, I was the original Gandhi
Sculptor Sakshi Gupta enters Harvard's South Asia-centric classroom to ponder over cities, like her own water-logged Mumbai, where the past is being fast-discarded in exchange of a 'redeveloped' future
One of the great things about travel is you learn about lifestyles so different from your own, and it makes you re-think ways of living and being
Where progress depends on having one's talent noticed, those in the position to notice, recommend and promote become deeply, invisibly powerful
By contrast, religious ideas are fixed: they do not change over time
The hue and cry against revised rules or higher fines for breaking the law says a lot about our misplaced priorities
The idea is to reinstate self-care as an important element of the day, so you're taking time out to check in with your body and its emotions. Try it out, if you haven't. You won't regret it, I promise
Broadening our ambit from this one incident, we have seen and heard about trees being surreptitiously killed or removed
MCA has produced the most number of first-class players, but only a couple of them are contesting Friday's elections, which is nothing short of stunning
Something about actor Zach Galifianakis; he makes us laugh, when it's seriously not even frickin' funny
We need to instill in youngsters that human life is priceless, instead it has become so cheap in this frenzied world. A report about the memorial, actually had a young man confessing that patience is in short ...
What happens when you live the first few minutes of every day without seeing anything around you
Let us learn our lessons and take this very seriously. The IIT must lead by example to show how proactive steps can be taken and alacrity shown to respond to any and every crisis, however small it may seem
How do owners and founders of culinary landmarks ensure their establishments don't lose its authenticity and magic long after they are gone?
Not everyone is taken in by the emotional display of unity by the Pawar family, where power struggles are par for the course
Ahead of the elections, Maharashtrians would do well to not be blindsided by the emotional rhetoric on Article 370 and look instead at their own state's escalating troubles
But the only way to alter these realities, is to remember there are others to pay attention to, if we find other ways of listening
And yet, dear reader, there's a grey area, a blurred space, a thin dividing line between overconfidence and fearlessness