• A book release by any other name

    Fluff and fanfare are cool; serious is passe. Oh and yes, stardust matters. Being the moderator at a book release threw up quite a few lessons, as I found out the hard way

    Oct 14, 2019, 05:51 IST
  • Your fare lady

    The interiors he gave me were like a Filmfare magazine. All along, the left flank was 'Madhumati', Dilip Kumar and Vyjantimala romancing against a tree

    Oct 13, 2019, 06:39 IST
  • Shakti or Shaktiman?

    But it does lead to the important question on the difference between 'shakti' and 'shaktiman'. Shakti being the object and shaktiman being the subject that controls the object

    Oct 13, 2019, 06:36 IST
  • Hey taxi

    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

    Oct 13, 2019, 06:32 IST
  • Because, the first hole is most magnificent

    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

    Oct 13, 2019, 06:24 IST



  • When Bombay welcomed 'Hitler's bounty to India'

    A look at how wartime emigres from Europe substantially shaped 1940s Bombay culture forms the focus of Dr Rachel Lee's research

    Oct 13, 2019, 06:20 IST
  • Floriade silsila

    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

    Oct 13, 2019, 05:42 IST
  • Are we taking the youth seriously?

    Young people the world over are standing up for what they believe in. Why aren't more of us paying attention?

    Oct 12, 2019, 06:12 IST
  • Love in entirely another language

    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

    Oct 11, 2019, 07:20 IST
  • On the Sunny side of the street

    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

    Oct 10, 2019, 06:02 IST
  • Because dystopia begins at home

    Here's how, I think, the lowbrow Hangover trilogy director Todd Phillips pulled off the bleak zeitgeist with Joker

    Oct 09, 2019, 05:40 IST
  • Fake rape accusations? Really?

    Women say there are more rapes now more than ever. Men say #MeToo women are crying rape without cause

    Oct 08, 2019, 05:16 IST
  • Keeping Bombay's urban history torch alive

    How can we ensure that the guardians of our local history are able to survive and thrive?

    Oct 07, 2019, 08:40 IST
  • Modi's hidden fear of Gandhi

    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

    Oct 07, 2019, 07:51 IST


  • The coming of age of Devendra Fadnavis

    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

    Oct 07, 2019, 07:36 IST
  • Mirth anniversary

    Way before Richard Attenbourough made a star out of Ben Kingsley, I was the original Gandhi

    Oct 06, 2019, 07:15 IST
  • Mumbai scrap makes it to Harvard

    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

    Oct 06, 2019, 07:13 IST
  • My heart runneth over

    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

    Oct 06, 2019, 07:10 IST
  • The art of power

    Where progress depends on having one's talent noticed, those in the position to notice, recommend and promote become deeply, invisibly powerful

    Oct 06, 2019, 07:01 IST
  • Science and yoga

    By contrast, religious ideas are fixed: they do not change over time

    Oct 06, 2019, 01:06 IST
  • Is bad driving a right?

    The hue and cry against revised rules or higher fines for breaking the law says a lot about our misplaced priorities

    Oct 05, 2019, 05:10 IST
  • Yes, that's me in the mirror

    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

    Oct 04, 2019, 06:17 IST
  • Time to treat the killing of trees as murder

    Broadening our ambit from this one incident, we have seen and heard about trees being surreptitiously killed or removed

    Oct 04, 2019, 06:14 IST
  • Two few in Mumbai cricket polls

    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

    Oct 03, 2019, 06:19 IST
  • Is this the world's worst movie?

    Something about actor Zach Galifianakis; he makes us laugh, when it's seriously not even frickin' funny

    Oct 02, 2019, 05:55 IST
  • Let's put human life above everything else

    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 ...

    Oct 02, 2019, 05:52 IST
  • Why I go blind every morning

    What happens when you live the first few minutes of every day without seeing anything around you

    Oct 01, 2019, 07:14 IST
  • Regular structural audits a must for all buildings

    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

    Sep 30, 2019, 06:58 IST
  • To keep a legacy alive

    How do owners and founders of culinary landmarks ensure their establishments don't lose its authenticity and magic long after they are gone?

    Sep 30, 2019, 06:54 IST
  • Showtime over but questions remain

    Not everyone is taken in by the emotional display of unity by the Pawar family, where power struggles are par for the course

    Sep 30, 2019, 06:49 IST

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