Mumbai

  • Why I differ with Fr Frazer Mascarenhas of St Xavier’s, Mumbai

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In an email to students of St Xavier's College, Mumbai, its principal Fr Frazer Mascarenhas has questioned the Gujarat model with its emphasis on private...

  • A Conversation About Rape

    THE NEWSROOM BLOG |  H R Venkatesh
    As I waited at the Delhi-Noida toll booth on the drive to work on Friday, I rang a friend. Don't you know a woman ...

  • Mumbai gangrape: It could've been any of us

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    The minute I reached my apartment on Friday night after covering the aftermath of the horrific incident at Shakti Mills, my neighbor came running out...

  • On the perils of tweeting and Mumbai's 'endless possibilities'

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Tweeting can be risky business in the age of the Senas as celebrity author Shobhaa De has just found out. Her comment suggesting that Mumbai...

  • Mandi House theatre circuit: Let's give voice to anger

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    There is a distinct feel to watching plays. Most of the time, they give a sense of satisfaction. The viewer believes that he is directly...

  • Leave Virat Kohli Alone!

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Cut to the IPL game at Wankhede where Mumbai Indians were playing Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ambati Rayudu is run-out from a direct-throw by Virat Kohli...

  • The legacy of Shamshad Begum

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    There was a time in the history of Hindi cinema when the singer was the song, when the persona of the singer did not exist;...

  • When Indian crowds heckle, the spectator loses

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    The IPL aspires to be the EPL (English Premier League), so it is ironic that poor crowd behaviour - a feature of the EPL -...

  • A pack of cards

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    A recent print commercial by the home loan arm of an Indian multinational highlights why we all buy homes - to build memories, to have...

  • Gandhigiri: Munna's experiments with truth

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagarpalika Puthaakalaya is Munna's favourite haunt. In times of trouble, this is where he takes refuge. He buries himself in books by...

  • Death Penalty is no sign of an uncivilized society

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Morality and prudence are polar opposite virtues, which when hold hands deliver political master strokes to those who wield them. For the heinous crimes of...

  • Delhi rape: I live in hope things will change, I die in fear they never may

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    Dear Delhi, I belong here. Please let me feel safe in my own home. Speaking strictly from whatever little experience of life I have ...

  • Rehman Malik in India: Expect the unexpected

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    As Pakistani politicians go, Rehman Malik certainly stands out. A policeman who has made it up the ranks of a feudal political system, he was...

  • When your name becomes your worst enemy

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    A research officer from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences was recently harassed in Hyderabad while he worked on a report on terror cases...

  • An open letter to Raj Thackeray

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Dear Raj, This is the second open letter I am writing to you since, as was the case four years ago, you refuse to ...

  • Kasab Qatar Mein Hain....

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    I was at a South Delhi cafe this evening where I happened to over hear a rather animated conversation between a group of youngsters glued...

  • How communal forces have eaten into Mumbai

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    For a city which has seen so much bloodletting in recent years, it is rather strange that Mumbai's elite still gets shocked every time the...

  • Builders want you to have babies

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    In 2006, after having invested all our life's savings and taking a huge home loan, we finally had a beautiful house in Mumbai. Our parents...

  • Vasant Dhoble: The cop with the hockey stick

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    On first sight, ACP Vasant Dhoble looks like that observant uncle from your colony who always seems to know anything and everything about the people...

  • Are you a pure Indian?

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    "Who's the Chief Minister of New Delhi?" "Hello, yes you in pant shirt, mein aap se baat kar raha hoon, who's the CM ...

  • IPL transfer window needs a financial cap

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist thinks the IPL is gradually becoming a league of 'haves' and 'have-nots' - is his concern realistic, or is...

  • IPL 2012: Value for Money

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    When Kolkata Knight Riders decided not to retain Sourav Ganguly ahead of the re-auction in 2011, there was a lot of chaos. Cricket fans in...

  • IPL needs some Pakistani flavour

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Nothing compares to the flair that Pakistan players bring to a cricket field. It's not much different to the swagger of a Vivian Richards, the...

  • IPL 5 turning out to be a crowd-puller

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The TRP ratings may not say so, but going by the attendances recorded at the stadiums across the country, the Indian Premier League is back,...

  • IPL is more than a hit and a giggle

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    IPL 5 may not have garnered the same TRP as the first three seasons but the cricket has been very entertaining thus far. It's been...

  • Mumbai on the death trail

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    Mumbai as a city has various surprises. It is the city of dreams, it is where people come to live the life of their dreams....

  • Youngsters steal the thunder in the IPL

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    Young left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem's confidence would have soared sky high when he helped his team Delhi Daredevils skittle Harbhajan Singh's Mumbai Indians for 92,...

  • Winning is not the only thing for IPL franchises

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    Most people I meet generally have two kinds of queries regarding the commercial aspects of IPL. Some wonder how the franchises, which dole out millions...

  • Why not Delhi-Mumbai in 5 hours by train?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Indians are big losers because the Indian Railways lack drive, ambition and imagination. How? Delhi and Mumbai (1,380 km) are about as distant as Beijing...

  • Where to fast?

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    Most of us in Mumbai had hoped for a quiet New Year after an eventful news year. But along came Anna. In the ...