The view from ground zero

Decorated Army officer, Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain talks political threats, competition and lays out the real deal A second-generation Army officer, Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, [...]

We citizens have to wake up

We have to reduce our dependence on external agencies and every Indian must do what he and she can, emphasised renowned philanthropist, investment banker, equity market guru and thought leader [...]

Tales of legend

There is more to David Sassoon than a statue and a library; Prof. Shaul Sapir separates myth and fact going all the way back to the opium trade LAST TUESDAY, ON NOVEMBER 6TH, Prof. Shaul Sapir [...]

Art attack

Audience urged to go beyond established names from Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group and take a chance on new talent LAST TUESDAY’S GUEST SPEAKER HAD AN Oscar moment. Long after Gaurav Bhatia, [...]

But, seriously

Last Tuesday’s debate on decriminalising homosexuality mirrored various factions of society SELF-DEPRECATORY HUMOUR IS A SIGN of intelligence but, equally, laughing at yourself is a sign of [...]

You’ve been hacked

Are you safe? Is anyone safe from cyber hackers? No, says Dr Harold D’Costa IT SHOULD BE DIFFICULT TO SHOCK a group of seasoned Rotarians. After all, with years of community service in their [...]

Taking India to the world

Is it possible to get teenagers interested in becoming vehicles of change? Rishabh Shah says yes WHAT MAKES A BOY LIKE ANY OTHER exemplary? What makes a member of India’s 300 million plus passive [...]


Pranay Vakil’s career history is steeped in real estate. He laid the foundation stones of international property consultants Knight Frank India. Even since quitting in 2012, he has remained a [...]

The Art of Medicine

We were honoured to welcome to our meeting last week Padma Bhushan recipient, Dr. Farokh Udwadia, physician extraordinaire. Eloquent and intelligent, this man is one of the most reputed [...]