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Freedom through dark clouds this Independence Day

Mumbai, Aug. 15 -- On the 73rd Independence Day, the Indian tri-colour will be hoisted at the Red Fort and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. In the national capital and at millions... Read More


How Mumbai can be flood-proof and flood-ready

Mumbai, Aug. 8 -- Each time Mumbai is flooded after a hard rain, as it has been on three occasions this monsoon, there are two levels of responses. We citizens try to make the best of a bad situation ... Read More


Stiff parking fines not a problem, lack of policy is

Mumbai, July 25 -- It's been more than two weeks since the new rules on no-parking zones began to be implemented. Vehicle owners who were penalised have felt the pinch of high fines - from Rs5,000 to ... Read More


Coastal Road: Corals and common sense calls for reflection

Mumbai, July 18 -- Once again, Mumbai has been protected - albeit temporarily - by its fishing community, public-spirited citizens, and environmental organisations who challenged the ill-advised and r... Read More


Muddling through monsoon is city's de facto response

Mumbai, July 4 -- Mumbai was battered and bruised by torrential rain last Sunday-Monday. Its citizens were killed, its rhythms disrupted, its transport networks thrown into disarray, and its claims of... Read More


No 'Khan Market' in Mumbai, only pro-Modi SoBo club

Mumbai, June 27 -- What and where is "Khan Market" in Mumbai? Assuming this city has the equivalent of New Delhi's posh and pricey hub of luxury shops, watering holes and edgy eating houses amid the c... Read More


Esplanade Mansion: Significant heritage and wilful neglect

Mumbai, June 20 -- Esplanade Mansion has stood in its decrepit and dangerous 'glory' at the Kala Ghoda junction for decades now. Every passing year has dealt a further blow to the stability of its rar... Read More


Girish Karnad, the artiste as a brave intellectual

Mumbai, June 13 -- The pre-monsoon clouds lined Mumbai's skies with a gloomy grey this Monday. When news trickled in of Girish Karnad's demise, the grey deepened. His funeral, reports said, was in an ... Read More


Whom does the Mumbai Congress represent?

Mumbai, May 30 -- The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party lost all six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai to the BJP-Shiv Sena in this election. If it came as a surprise to any of the candidates or their suppo... Read More