• Doctor on the street

    The vital contributions of leading Bombay physicians and surgeons have been honoured with roads named after them. Two doctors are engaged in a fascinating documentation

    Jul 05, 2020, 07:05 IST
  • A one-sided test of loyalty

    Take a close look at who stands by you when the chips are down, and remember that when eventually things get better

    Jul 04, 2020, 07:30 IST
  • The art of practising kindness

    In the process of being kind to the world, people often forget the most important entity who must be attended to first - oneself.

    Jul 03, 2020, 04:35 IST
  • When Andy was more than handy

    Roberts, who has expressed anguish at the possibility of WI not raking in big bucks for being part of next week's cricket resumption in the UK, never knew what it was to lose a Test to England.

    Jul 02, 2020, 07:05 IST
  • 2-min ode to India's national dish!

    The privileged, Indian man cannot cook; okay #NotAllMen. But hey, I can prepare Maggi, says the 'maa ka ladla' with some bragging rights.

    Jul 01, 2020, 07:30 IST



  • Maria and her Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince has been a recurring theme in my life. And the last time it popped up was the spookiest yet.

    Jun 30, 2020, 06:47 IST
  • Let's seize the moment, Bombay

    As we step into unlock mode, let's not forget those calming images of clear blue skies, dolphins caressing the waters of the Arabian Sea and those riotous pink carpet shows. The pandemic taught a valuable less...

    Jun 29, 2020, 07:45 IST
  • Is God another name for chance?

    Evidence suggests that the pandemic has strengthened people's faith in God, proving that now more than ever the human mind needs this emotional crutch amidst the incomprehensible situation it is faced with

    Jun 29, 2020, 06:13 IST
  • Murder by social media

    A celeb kills himself. Boring. We want a villain punished, even if there isn't one. Suicide just isn't a script with box office possibilities. Suicide is dull. Suicide is a festival film at best. Now, murder. ...

    Jun 28, 2020, 07:06 IST
  • The lockdown font

    Typographist Manasi Keni's concrete poetry evokes funny lockdown moments around otherwise unnoticed crows, sunsets and the aromatic ginger potted indoors

    Jun 28, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • Let me sleep and dream

    A king was given the choice of all the gold he wanted in exchange for his sleep. The king chose sleep. He knew that without sleep, one cannot be a happy person. One may have all the gold in the world; but, if ...

    Jun 28, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • It's raining films

    Achyut Borgaokar did a good job of the Farsi-Marathi subtitles. When international cinema gets not only English, but even Indian regional language subtitles, it is definitely level 2.0.

    Jun 28, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • Chini kum, talumein zyada

    The next day, SOC sent me a delivery I hadn't ordered: each of my favourite dishes, plus their specials, and a thank you note that I still have

    Jun 28, 2020, 07:00 IST
  • Govts should never be criticised

    Asking questions disturbs ministers tirelessly working for India and can damage democracy, which is why it should never be encouraged

    Jun 27, 2020, 04:32 IST


  • View from the other side

    As the world tries to find its bearings in a post-pandemic world, I think of those dealing with stressed or violent domestic lives and separate truth from fiction in the news coming from back home

    Jun 26, 2020, 04:30 IST
  • You've got to feel for them

    Meeting players who missed out on an India cap can leave you with a lump in the throat, memories of which came up as Indian cricket lost another domestic giant in Haryana-based spinner Rajinder Goel.

    Jun 25, 2020, 07:29 IST
  • How Sushant Singh Rajput died twice

    Moral of the actor's story? Let us frame a moral first (nepotism, for one), and then start chasing a story that will fit into it!.

    Jun 24, 2020, 07:27 IST
  • The racism of the third degree

    Think of it as looking pious while sinning. Racism in the third degree is where you can be racist while claiming not to be.

    Jun 23, 2020, 07:16 IST
  • Walking in new normal Bombay

    How did our sutradhaars react to their city on their first walk after Mission Begin Again was announced?

    Jun 22, 2020, 07:49 IST
  • It is time Congress found the key to unlocking itself

    The reason for the national party failing to compete with the Shiv Sena and other MVA partner may lie within its own set-up

    Jun 22, 2020, 06:32 IST
  • An unsung hero of our times

    In this turbulent period when job losses abound, here's a story that challenges the philosophical proposition that any means adopted to enhance a business's economic efficiency are morally correct

    Jun 22, 2020, 06:20 IST
  • The 'D' word

    He'd figured a way to compartmentalise - put on his 'happy' face, his impassive look not to give the world any inkling of the demons raging within him

    Jun 21, 2020, 07:05 IST
  • Nation of hotheads

    Breathless after #JusticeForSushantSinghRajput one twitter handle hashtagged, just to cover all bases, #ChineseAttack #BlackLivesMatter #KunalKamraRoast. Sorry, #Sushi.

    Jun 21, 2020, 07:05 IST
  • An unsuitable god

    Just because they were treated as outsiders, they do not treat others as outsiders. They don't take the meanness forward. The don't render others unsuitable

    Jun 21, 2020, 07:04 IST
  • 1948: The cyclone Mumbai forgot

    Nisarga was nothing. The children of 1948, now the city's golden generation, relive vivid memories of the severe cyclone that battered Bombay that year

    Jun 21, 2020, 07:03 IST
  • Whatever happened to two minutes of silence?

    Sushant Singh Rajput, a young man, a successful person, a popular movie star, sadly, died by suicide a week ago. A sigh of sorrow barely emerged, before it was blown away by a cacophony of self-importance

    Jun 21, 2020, 07:03 IST
  • I spy a 'ring of fire' in the sky: All you need to know about solar eclipse on June 21

    Safety is key as you gear up to watch the annular solar eclipse on June 21

    Jun 20, 2020, 07:23 IST
  • It may be time to rethink releasing jail inmates

    Experts do say in this paper's report that not all criminals reoffend or it would be incorrect to make a sweeping judgement like once a criminal, always a crimina

    Jun 20, 2020, 04:28 IST
  • Traversing an imperfect past

    I used to think of journeys by long-distance trains across India as magical, but adulthood has changed that perception drastically

    Jun 20, 2020, 04:25 IST
  • When we come into our own

    As a non-conformist who has had to overcome barriers of privilege, class and colour, I realise it is with such outcasts that the inclusive, equitable world of the future, devoid of power hierarchies, belongs

    Jun 19, 2020, 04:30 IST

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