Editorial

EDITORIAL

Oh! Summer Wine Shakespeare’s favorite month would seem to be April even though the poet T.S. Eliot called April the cruelest month. It seemed to be true this Hot April, with temperatures soaring beyond 45 in the plains of northern India. Global temperatures also shot up with America dropping t...

Up-to-Date

UP-TO-DATE

BJP SWEEPS DELHI CLEAN; AAP LEFT HOLDING JHADU MCD ELECTIONS// The BJP has retained, by huge margins, all three municipal corporations in Delhi for which elections were held last month. The only contest was for a number two between Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress. AAP gets th...

Cover Story

COVER STORY

During the IPL season, she can be seen in the dugout at every match lustily cheering her team, the Mumbai Indians and being with the team at every win or loss, to be part of every moment of the game, its ups and downs. But most importantly to inspire her team and to be always by its side. In short...

Platform

PLATFORM

If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die This is Duke Orsino in William Shakespeare’s classic the Twelfth Night. The Duke is asking for more music because he is frustrated in his courtship of Countess Olivia. He muses tha...

Economy

ECONOMY

After India dodged the worst of the financial crisis a decade ago,a flurry of investment was made on over-optimistic assumptions.Banks have been in denial about the ability of some of their near-bankrupt borrowers to repay them.The result is that the balance-sheet of both banks and much of the cor...

Tech Talk

TECH TALK

Once when Steve Jobs was asked: “Your kids must love the iPad?” He replied: “Actually we don’t allow the iPad in the home. We think it’s too dangerous for them in effect.” Strange for the man who, when releasing the iPad held forth on the wonderful device and the educational tool it ga...

Cinema

CINEMA

Strong, independent women are increasingly showing up in Bollywood movies. Are they being allowed to move in the right direction? Their stocks may be rising, but the deal they get still comes with strings attached It is customary for Mumbai movies to do their bit – even if it amounts to only li...

International

INTERNATIONAL

The H-1B visa programme allows companies to bring “skilled” foreign workers to fill jobs in the US for a few years. American President Donald Trump has drawn a bright line on the H-1B visa that it should include only the most skilled and highest-paid applicants and should never, ever be used t...

Arts

SONG OF THE ROAD

Everyone says that Sir Richard Attenborough always used the word “darling” because he couldn’t remember names – but there was at least one name he always remembered: Satyajit Ray. Ray was a giant in India, but he also dominated world cinema Satyajit Ray was born on May 2, 1921, when Mohan...

Reading Room 1

TALES OF COMMON FOLKS

A woman's desperate late-night horse ride to her married lover's mansion, a tale-telling ex-soldier whose final journey becomes embarrassing, a piquant encounter in a red-light area and other nuggets make Uttar Pradesh not only India's most populous and politically significant state but also an un...

Reading Room 2

AGAINST ALL ODDS

Invaluable lessons from women who changed the rules of the game at workplace THE PROVERBIAL glass ceiling has already been broken in India — be it banking, law, media, advertising, government services, healthcare and what have you. But as the pioneers of this movement would like to tell you, no...

Sports

SPORTS

Ever since colour and light took over feom the whites and the sun, cricket has never been the same. In the seventies, a maverick Australian promoter called Kerry Packer declared that Big Boys Play At Night; slowly but surely cricket underwent a not so gentle metamorphosis. IT WAS TO BE a money sp...

Travel

DESTINATIONS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2017

George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, as well as, famously, describing it as “the pearl of the Adriatic”. It really is a stunning city with an amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World ...

Wedding

WEDDINGS

Band Baaja Baraat All under one roof Planning a wedding is no cake walk. It’s a whole lot of work and needs a long planning process. If you’re someone who's looking to plan a wedding quickly, with as little headache as possible, we have just the right option for you – a venue that has class...