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  • 26-Sep-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Rise of the 'ruggeds'

    The launch of Lall's new bank appears to be a part of the growing backlash to the happy, shiny 'Incredible Make in India' political narrative of the day

  • 19-Sep-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    The free spirit

    Blessed with a tall and lithe physicality, Husain's attire, the way he wore his beard and hair, the long and exquisite paint brush he chose to often carry as his walking stick, his famous bare feet - all of them were as recognisable as his signature

  • 12-Sep-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    The involved celebrity

    Our stars have realised that even as their popularity is used to sell toothpaste and house paint, they can wield it to fulfill their own agendas

  • 05-Sep-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    The midnight call

    It is the midnight call that can result in vital files going missing in investigations, witnesses turning hostile or the media mysteriously dropping stories that it has been pursuing until thenFor those who are incredulous when they hear that ...

  • 29-Aug-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Why Indrani Mukerjea gives a entire class of women a bad name

    High-society incidents like this one inevitably give rise to questions about the morality and ethics of the high and mighty. Unfortunately, they also deepen prejudices and reinforce stereotypes

  • 22-Aug-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    A road oft travelled

    There's a storm brewing in Mumbai about the city's proposed coastal road, which would stretch from Nariman Point to Kandivali and would be another of the state's attempts to address the problems of its most lucrative and congested business hub.As ...

  • 15-Aug-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Two men and Emergency

    Two worthies were overheard mulling recent political developments

  • 01-Aug-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Oops, he did it again

    A few hours after Rahul Gandhi's outing at FTII, the social media is already rife with much rolling of eyeballs and general hilarity. The irony of Gandhi taking on the cause of meritocracy has not been lost on anyone

  • 25-Jul-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Who killed Yakub Memon?

    Who'll sing his sorry tale? "We," said a few voices in the wilderness. "As he embarked on his life as a householder and professional, we'll sing his sorry tale"

  • 18-Jul-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    The Salman phenomenon

    Friday saw the release of the Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the first film to be launched after the verdict on his infamous 2002 hit-and-run case

  • 11-Jul-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    A toast to arranged marriage

    Given the way popular culture in general and the Indian film industry in particular impact and influence the way Indians think and behave, Shahid Kapoor's recent marriage to Mira Rajput, a girl his parents chose for him, is significant.In an age of ...

  • 04-Jul-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Nine questions for Joan Baez

    Ever since we heard the first notes from Baez's unique soprano with its three-octave vocal range and distinctive throat vibrato, we had been in her thrall

  • 27-Jun-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    The other Modi

    In many ways the Modi case is a watershed moment in India's moral compass; where there exist no ideologies, ethics, moralities or principles

  • 20-Jun-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Taken by surprise

    I write this from Mumbai, on a day that news anchors are calling "waterlogged" and "rain drenched". A completely wasted day for the city that never sleeps, in fact. No trains, no buses, no way to leave our homes, no staff, no home delivery, no ...

  • 13-Jun-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Raise a toast, responsibly

    Are Indian women drinking to keep up with their male counterparts? Is getting drunk after work a way to enter an exclusive boys' club or be seen as one of the guys? If so, do women realise that their systems cannot handle the same amount of alcohol ...

  • 06-Jun-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Keeping up with Caitlyn

    "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" might well be replaced with "Where were you when Bruce transitioned to Caitlyn?"

  • 30-May-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    My first report card at school

    Contrary to the great expectations that my parents had from me, my first report card at school wasn't anything to write home about

  • 23-May-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    An audience of actors

    The film is a rare jewel, not only for Ranaut's acting but also how its director captures small-town India in all its earthy humour and madcap incongruities

  • 16-May-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Bombay through nostalgia's prism

    Now that Bombay Velvet, Anurag Kashyap's paean to the Bombay of the '60s, has captured the imagination of the public comprising many who were not even a gleam in their parents' eye till many decades later, let me tell you what Bombay in the '60s was ...

  • 02-May-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    The big-ticket comeback

    The window of opportunity is slight and how he conducts himself over the next few months will determine whether or not Gandhi has understood his serendipitous situation

  • 25-Apr-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    The point of no return

    Is there anything any one can say after Gajendra Singh's suicide that will not come across as inadequate, insincere, fatuous or too little too late? Already the spokespeople of the three parties most interviewed on TV have begun to sound shrill, ...

  • 18-Apr-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Rahul's Eat, Pray, Love moment

    One man's vacation is another man's enigma

  • 11-Apr-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Sticks and stones

    VK Singh might have shot his mouth off and bitten off more than he could chew by punning on Twitter that has brought anguish to more of its users than can be counted. But did that warrant such outrage

  • 04-Apr-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    The man and the editor

    Friends of Vinod Mehta came together to remember the man and his legacy

  • 21-Mar-2015 | Malavika Sangghvi

    Fashion's best foot forward

    In the throes of Lakme Fashion Week 2015 in Mumbai, I find myself thinking of how an enduring brand property can be created out of virtually nothing. When the bi-annual fashion event was launched back in 1999, even the most progressive amongst us ...

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