Justice Leila Seth’s new collection of essays gently reminds that urgency was not a stranger to the UPA.
As the famous song in Casablanca goes, a kiss is just a kiss, so what is the big deal about kissing in public?
"I have a raging libido.” There are some things you will never hear a Bollywood star say in public, and definitely not on record. What Ranveer Singh has casually pronounced, 20 minutes into our conversation, is one of those.
To have the acceleration of a cheetah would be great, but only if coupled with the stamina of wolves, so you can keep up that pace all day.
Playing it My Way comes on the heels of Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography, the unimaginatively named KP, which threw English cricket into a tizzy.
Nigerian writer Ben Okri talks about returning to fiction with The Age of Magic, the influence of African mythology in his writing and a lot more.
A museum in Zagreb displays tokens of failed relationships and stories of love and hurt.
The new WhatsApp feature confirms our participation in a conversation that we would rather avoid.
I have a confession to make. As a child, I was not a reader. Picking up a book for “fun” was like hitting the pause button on life.
Every day, my day begins at six with a cup of tea that I make for myself. Whenever you are in town, I go back to stare at your face.
Life is moving so fast. It was just a little over a decade ago. I was sad and alone, and I prayed for a blessing and found you in my arms!
I’ve chosen to be a little formal as I want to talk about life and its challenges on this Children’s Day.
I write this letter to you in the hope that one day you shall grow up to know and love India, this vast country we call home.
I still remember the day when you were born — not the exact date though — it was Ram Navami. We have celebrated seven Ram Navamis since.
You have already broken the record of your father’s qualification. Congratulations! You are on a plateau now. You can look at all the horizons and beyond them, from here.
The day you were born, we began dreaming of an education for you. But there was a shadow of fear.
A letter from a cartoonist to his daughter...
Ahead of Children’s Day, in the spirit of Jawaharlal Nehru’s letters to his daughter, we asked artists as well as ordinary people to write to their children — about their hopes for their sons and daughters, and their dream for the country. From a theatre personality to her son ‘Look at India through a traveller’s […]
Writing to you in November with the fan whirring above my head. Sheetkaal kakhon ashbe Suparna?
I am writing this letter to you not exactly from a prison as Jawaharlal Nehru did when he wrote his letters on world history to his daughter.
I never thought I would be talking to you about stuff like this in an open letter, that too in a national daily, but, maybe, it’s best this way.
How hoax websites can help deliver news in times of conflict.
She is the best thing to have happened in women’s tennis in India, yet her game has never found the recognition it deserves.
Why birdwatching at Sultanpur National Park in Haryana will never be the same.
Bhuvanesh Komkali on living up to the legacy of his grandfather Kumar Gandharva and where it is taking him.
Starting this issue, a snappy take on a word, concept or news that has been the talk of the town.
A Ramachandran, 80, is known primarily for his massive mural-like oil paintings.
Shah Rukh Khan on the right way to achieve success, his favourite characters from his own films, handling calls from gangsters and the SRK biopic
The 16th Mumbai Film Festival was a triumph for all for a film festival that nearly did not happen, the 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival surpassed expectations.
In college at St Xavier’s, Mumbai, in the early 1990s, Arun Ferreira was the “khooni cartoonist”, the young man with an unusual way of aiding the annual blood donation drive. Whoever donated blood received a keepsake in the form of their caricature, which Ferreira made on the spot. Over time, as Ferreira turned to full-time […]
What drew India’s first graphic novelist, Orijit Sen, to the bustling Mapusa market in north Goa?
Sit at the edge of a wetland and watch: right ahead of you dragonflies dart at each other as they sort out territorial airspaces or zither around in honeymooning daisy-chains.
The last time the bookies got the Nobel right was in 2006 when Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk won.
At some point or the other, some well-intentioned person must have warned you about putting your public information on social media.
Because the stars, those pernicious little things twinkling away above the review where your eye can see them even before you’ve gotten started on the first line, do not tell you everything.
Pioneering architect BV Doshi on making connections between people and buildings and how ancient cities shape his work.