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Mein hoon PIO!

Farrukh Dhondy observes Indian media in foreign countries and the hype it creates over events there, however, concluding that most global Indian achievers would not have won l...

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Signs of the time: No light in dark times

Humra Quraishi addresses the politically exploitative atmosphere in Uttar Pradesh as assembly elections come closer and the rising communal tensions that are growing with it. ...

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Signs of the time: Silencing the past

Humra Quraishi writes about Jallianwala Bagh, the tragic memories it holds, and the recent renovations made that have snatched away the history of the place meant for future g...

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Signs of the times: The Needle of Suspicion

Humra Quraishi explores what causes the chasm between the Hindus and Muslims to widen in India.  Those among us that’ve survived the viruses of all kinds, get set ...

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The National Crush: Neeraj Chopra

Gold medalist, Neeraj Chopra, has become the National Crush. Young girls talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira who asks them, “Do you have a crush on Neeraj Chopra?” An...

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Sign of the times: The War Within

Humra Quraishi explains the position of Muslim minorites in ‘new’ India and meets VK Tripathi and M. Y. Tarigami to find out their views about the situation in Kas...

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They go to die there, where there is life

Humra Quraishi veers to the bard, Gulzar’s verse written by him in the times of the pandemic. Come August and it’s Gulzar saab’s birthday. Born on 18 Augu...

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Flowers for Fr. Stan Swamy sj

These wonderful tributes from citizens of different communities, collected by Monarose Sheila Pereira, pay respect to the great work that Fr. Stan was engrossed in and to the ...

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Signs of the times: Breaking the silence

Humra Quraishi explores why even the brave and honest in positions of authority choose to remain silent when they are witness to what is morally wrong. In this battle betwe...

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Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings of innocent people and she insists that talking truth to power is the only way out. ...

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The magical language of Gulzar

Juhi Saklani looks at the way filmmaker, poet, lyricist and writer Gulzar creates langua...

October 17 2021

‘Having a blast’ is a very ordinary thing to do!

How often have we all said, “Hey, let’s have a blast”, or, “What...

October 16 2021

Disillusionment to anger: A tale of two Vijays

It’s the week of two ‘Vijays’, Guru Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan - the fo...

October 14 2021