• Blowing the Lord's trumpet

    Mumbai's oldest music band, now in its 50th year, preps for high-energy Ganesh festivities, longing to play at the feet of the illustrious Lalbaugcha Raja

    Aug 25, 2019, 05:38 IST
  • My friend, the bigot

    What do you do when someone you have known for years turns out to represent everything you despise? Should you stay or go?

    Aug 24, 2019, 06:30 IST
  • Going green has divine sanction this year

    For years now, different mandals have come under fire either for poor crowd management, noise pollution, digging up the road so that the poles for shamiana can be inserted and other problems. Here, they need a...

    Aug 24, 2019, 06:25 IST
  • Today I will tell you how to poach an egg

    Instead of state and world affairs, I'm going to talk about a matter so simple it boggles the minds of even the most intelligent among us

    Aug 23, 2019, 06:44 IST
  • Put responsibility at the top tier of festive pyramid

    This is not about favouring one faith over the other. Do not let that kind of ugly sentiment spoil the mood of the moment. Fun and fervour is part of the day but put responsibility at the top tier of your fest...

    Aug 23, 2019, 05:39 IST



  • Helmets have a history as well

    The keenness of Brearley, Greig and Amiss to develop head protection that has resulted in a safer world for batsmen must be recognised

    Aug 22, 2019, 05:19 IST
  • City needs solutions to potholes without rigmarole

    The jerk caused the tyre to burst, broke the ring of the tyre and hit the bike behind it. The bike fell and the toddler, who was with the rider and another passenger, died

    Aug 22, 2019, 05:15 IST
  • Mayor cannot 'arm twist' his way into silence

    The incident occurred when the mayor visited the spot to offer condolences to the kin of a woman and her son who died after being electrocuted in the floodwater

    Aug 21, 2019, 05:14 IST
  • Seriously, go easy on the 'gochi', okay?

    Here's the only way to catch season two of Sacred Games -- which released last week -- if you haven't already: burn slow, don't binge!

    Aug 21, 2019, 05:07 IST
  • New laws should be accompanied by 180-degree change

    The new law has made instant triple talaq a cognizable offence, punishable with up to three years in jail

    Aug 20, 2019, 06:19 IST
  • Crazy solutions to public problems

    What if all honkers of horns are forced to listen toan ear-splitting 20-minute symphony of car horns?

    Aug 20, 2019, 06:11 IST
  • No one comes close to The Don

    It's no use asking how Bradman would cope with Anderson's swing, any more than it is someone contemplating how Smith would cope Harold Larwood's bodyline attack in 1932-33

    Aug 19, 2019, 05:34 IST
  • Time to take player safety out of players' hands

    Smith's condition deteriorated on Sunday morning and he was substituted. While better sense seems to have eventually prevailed, the incident has exposed deficiencies in the ICC's efforts to make the game safer

    Aug 19, 2019, 05:32 IST
  • Ready for Ganesha?

    As the city gears to welcome its favourite deity, our sutradhars wonder if we have warmed up to be more environmentally-conscious as global issues like climate change loom large

    Aug 19, 2019, 05:28 IST


  • Where is Cong headed?

    Ever since it got a new president and five working presidents, the Maharashtra unit has stopped talking in one voice

    Aug 19, 2019, 05:23 IST
  • Three names, many histories and one pincode

    Two neighbouring paths under Kennedy Bridge in Girgaum, Vitthalbhai Patel Road and Procter Road, reveal startling contrasts and confluences

    Aug 18, 2019, 05:01 IST
  • I am a rod

    I am a rod. An iron rod. Not a gun. Not a stone. Not a sword. Not a bomb. Not a Molotov cocktail. I am a rod. A short iron rod

    Aug 18, 2019, 04:44 IST
  • Where are the men?

    We need to see more films where a woman is treated, and judged, just like a man. Because, the film asks, when a woman needs help, where are the real men?

    Aug 18, 2019, 04:40 IST
  • Aryavarta

    For Indians, Aryavarta is the land where the Vedic culture evolved, where the Ramayana and Mahabharata were composed, and where the doctrine of Buddha and Mahavira thrived

    Aug 18, 2019, 04:34 IST
  • A woman, thinking

    It's true that Vidya Sinha embodied a certain 1970s woman: middle-class, office-going, boyfriend-having, in splashy floral printed saris, accessorised with dark glasses and handbags

    Aug 18, 2019, 04:32 IST
  • BCCI must reward physically disabled cricket champs

    Though the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) congratulated the team on their maiden Physical Disability T20 World Series win, the members’ champion outfit and its association, AICAPC are quite jus...

    Aug 17, 2019, 05:19 IST
  • A life without Eunice

    My favourite teacher passed away two years ago, and I am still trying to reconcile myself to the enormity of that loss

    Aug 17, 2019, 05:11 IST
  • The silence of the damned

    Now is the time to speak up, to speak out or the oppressor will eventually perceive your silence as consent for your annihilation

    Aug 16, 2019, 05:22 IST
  • Free your mind of prejudice and judgement

    The first step is to shatter stereotypes and shut down the bullies

    Aug 16, 2019, 05:19 IST
  • How about a draw for a change?

    While the Lord's crowd would lap up some entertaining cricket, what they might also want to see is more than just a sprinkle of grit

    Aug 15, 2019, 06:25 IST
  • There has to be an alternative to tree-cutting

    Since the State election is around the corner, the model Code of Conduct will come into effect soon and the cutting down of trees for the car shed cannot proceed

    Aug 15, 2019, 06:23 IST
  • A little monitoring can ensure safer city roads

    What this case does is throw the spotlight on the general biker menace that DPC residents have been complaining about for more than a year now

    Aug 14, 2019, 06:28 IST
  • Far less intimidating, Mr Tarantino!

    With as much plot and pathos as cinema and swagger, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, on August 15, is a serious win-win for Quentin

    Aug 14, 2019, 05:18 IST
  • Let us not tamper with the donors' faith

    The report detailed how a war has erupted over the money collected by non-profits for his treatment

    Aug 13, 2019, 06:17 IST
  • When you can't forget anything

    Their condition is called hyperthymesia. And, it seems, some of the most famous, successful people around us have it

    Aug 13, 2019, 06:03 IST

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