• Dear city planners, please wake up

    For a city like Mumbai, which is surrounded by the sea from three sides and lies in a Seismic Zone III area, how authorities judged that only floods during monsoons are the danger to prepare for, is a mystery that beckons solving

  • Give to Nepal, but with caution

    The Nepal earthquake has set into motion a series of events, even as tremors continue to rattle the people of the region and rescuers struggle with numbers

  • Ignoring illegal slums is like playing with fire

    A major fire broke out at the Shastri Nagar slum colony adjoining platforms 1 and 2 of the Bandra railway station on Saturday night, disrupting train services on the Western Railway line

  • Make examples of black sheep in khaki

    On Thursday, Mumbai Crime Branch officials arrested two assistant inspectors and a constable from Sakinaka police station for raping a model inside a police chowkie

  • Taking Mumbaikars closer to the sea

    After a two-year delay, the Maharashtra Maritime Board has finally begun work on the construction of a concrete embankment on a 400-metre patch of the iconic Bandstand promenade

  • Mumbai needs every green space it can get

    For the past seven months, Mumbaikars have been deprived of one of the city’s largest gardens over a petty ego battle

  • For true victory, we need answers from BMC

    Activism against Mumbai’s controversial development plan has won, and how. Mumbaikars have not only made all political parties toe the line, but also compelled the Devendra Fadnavis government to scrap the DP

  • Make safety the first priority at swimming pools

    Summer is here and swimming pools all over the city are impossibly crowded. From groups of kids either swimming or learning to swim, to adults looking to cool off and get some exercise in the blazing heat, numbers are up at these pools

  • Family planning: Learning from history

    With a population of more than 1.26 billion, India cannot afford to let an issue as essential as family planning get politicised and lose its importance

  • Wanted: Heritage watchdogs for Mumbai

    The writing is on the wall. Make that graffiti, actually. Look around, and these eyesores greet the eye at every nook and corner of our heritage structures, many of which constitute iconic landmarks of Mumbai, that make for a disturbing pattern

  • It's time for BMC to get off its high horse

    The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) is still awaiting renewal, or any movement at all, on its 100-year lease of the Mahalaxmi Racecourse

  • We need a smarter approach to education

    Time and again, the nation has applauded the Right to Education (RTE) Act that ensures education as a fundamental right to children. Admirable as it is, however, the RTE Act can become powerless when supporting policies are missing

  • With MHADA, there's no home sweet home

    The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) may be a government body, but if you were to judge from its actions alone, it is no better than a private builder

  • Shunting ATS officers a bad idea

    The transfer of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Himanshu Roy in just one year shows the lack of seriousness on part of the state government in tackling terrorism.

  • Sundown racing could be the city's dark horse

    The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) announced a new initiative of night racing or sundown racing in Mumbai

  • IPL fans deserve to know the truth

    It seemed to be too good to be true. Just as the Indian Premier League (IPL) took off, controversy has once again thrown its shadow over the perennially tainted league

  • Every person has a right to express unhappiness

    Author and columnist Shobhaa De stirred a political hornet’s nest with her views on the new state government rule that multiplexes should show at least one Marathi movie during the prime 6-9 pm slot

  • Maximum opportunity in the maximum city

    Yesterday, this newspaper ran a report about Raju Yadav, a former tea delivery boy who was recently promoted to the post of web developer at a matrimonial portal called Shaadi.com

  • Let the audience be the judge in theatres

    Even as the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra is set to enact a law to make it mandatory for multiplexes in the state to screen Marathi movies during prime time slots, there are already numerous debates being thrown up about the pros and cons of such a decision

  • Swimmers, don't forget to exercise caution in the pool

    Recently, a 21-year old girl lost her life while she was learning swimming at a pool in Ghatkopar on Friday