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Measles vaccine: Mumbai, unlike NY, takes softer approach against refusers

India, April 21 -- On Thursday, a judge in Brooklyn, New York, ruled against a group of parents who had challenged the city's recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order. The parents are cont... Read More


Why no Sindhi TV channel? DD says it is too expensive

Mumbai, April 14 -- The demand for a television channel in Sindhi is more than a decade old. In November 2007, Sindhi Sangat, a cultural group, approached the Delhi high court with a petition asking ... Read More


Ban on Parsi newsletter shows an old press tradition

India, April 7 -- Last week, HT had reported that a newsletter, which was critical of the management of the Bombay Punchayet (BPP) - the largest Parsi-Zoroastrian representative body - was banned from... Read More


Lessons for Mumbai from the American measles outbreak

India, March 17 -- The United States believed that they eliminated measles, but the country has just reported one of the largest outbreaks of the disease. Two counties along the Washington-Oregon bor... Read More


'Man-animal conflict': Is it time to drop the term?

India, March 4 -- Ten days ago, a leopard was rescued from a Thane shopping mall, nearly four km from the boundaries of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). News reports mentioned the incident as a... Read More


Parsi prayer hall at Mumbai crematorium: Success or failure?

India, Feb. 24 -- In August 2015, a group of Parsi-Zoroastrians inaugurated a prayer hall at the Worli municipal crematorium for families of those who chose not to be interred at the Tower of Silence ... Read More


Jews find new ways to keep up traditions

Mumbai, Feb. 18 -- Two weeks ago, Mumbai's Jewish community inaugurated the restored Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Kala Ghoda. The synagogue is among the two in the city built by Baghdadi Jews, a gro... Read More


Jews in Mumbai find new ways to keep religious traditions alive

India, Feb. 18 -- Two weeks ago, Mumbai's Jewish community inaugurated the restored Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Kala Ghoda. The synagogue is among the two in the city built by Baghdadi Jews, a grou... Read More


Population control: Not the panacea for all states

India, Feb. 4 -- There is a growing clamour for a national population control law. A public campaign, that began on Republic Day, to demand a law to control the country's population received endorseme... Read More


Painting CSMT? City still scarred by past vandalism

Mumbai, Jan. 28 -- Earlier this month, this newspaper reported on how workers restoring the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), were painting the stones on the facade - a strict no-no as a co... Read More