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  • Rise of the 'ruggeds'

    26-09-2015 00:09:00

    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

  • The free spirit

    19-09-2015 00:09:00

    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

  • The involved celebrity

    12-09-2015 00:07:00

    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

  • The midnight call

    05-09-2015 00:09:00

    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 ...

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

    29-08-2015 00:09:00

    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

  • A road oft travelled

    22-08-2015 00:04:00

    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 ...

  • Two men and Emergency

    15-08-2015 00:09:00

    Two worthies were overheard mulling recent political developments

  • Oops, he did it again

    01-08-2015 00:09:00

    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

  • Who killed Yakub Memon?

    25-07-2015 00:09:00

    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"

  • The Salman phenomenon

    18-07-2015 00:09:00

    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

  • A toast to arranged marriage

    11-07-2015 00:09:00

    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 ...

  • Nine questions for Joan Baez

    04-07-2015 00:09:00

    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

  • The other Modi

    27-06-2015 00:09:00

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

  • Taken by surprise

    20-06-2015 00:09:00

    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 ...

  • Raise a toast, responsibly

    13-06-2015 00:09:00

    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 ...