• Agencies owe us answers for bad roads

    As the rains have gone into high gear, so has another feature: potholes on our roads

  • Dahi Handi is not a sport for children

    In a recent order, the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR), has recommended a ban on participation of children below 12 years in the formation of pyramids for Dahi Handi

  • Go beyond policies to ensure child rights

    We fight for the rights of our children and run from pillar to post to ensure that their voices are heard

  • Enjoy the high tide, but from a safe distance

    Monday July 14 afternoon, a 70-year-old woman, Kalpana Bhattacharya, resident of Hiranandani Powai, was swept into the sea off the Marine Drive promenade during high tide time

  • Infrastructure first, leopards later

    While it is heartening to hear that Byculla Zoo one of India’s oldest will be getting two leopards from Sanjay Gandhi National Park soon, one wonders whether that is the right thing to do, given the zoo’s infrastructural woes

  • World football can't have Brazil at the cellar

    If the 1-7 thumping by Germany was an uppercut for Brazil’s football-loving fans, a 0-3 loss to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff on Saturday was the knockout blow

  • City must be more careful with water

    In what is a depressingly familiar scenario, pre-monsoon, the BMC made all the usual noises about being prepared for the monsoon.

  • Railways must take care of existing rakes

    Yesterday, this paper ran a front page report about how the Railways was planning to resurrect a train that was purchased in 2011 and was expected to run at speeds of 160 kmph

  • Congress' indecisiveness may cost them dearly

    When the Congress-led UPA government decided to approve the Delhi Mumbai industrial corridor (DMIC) a few years ago, it should have added another high-speed corridor for the state CM, Prithviraj Chavan, to enable him to reach the national capital to meet the party’s high command

  • Stop expecting cops to take bribes

    Yesterday, this paper ran an extensive front page report called ‘Dummies Guide to Paying Bribe to Cops

  • The fire still burns within Federer

    On Sunday, Roger Federer, the supreme artist on the tennis court, showed that he has a few more years of top-class performances left in him

  • Saving water is everyone's duty

    About 70 per cent of the planet is covered in water. This is why Earth is called the blue planet

  • Actors, TV unions must insist on safety on the sets

    There is a fresh case of fire on the sets of a popular TV show, Diya Aur Baati

  • Metro should have been prepared for rains

    Even as the social media has put out largely exaggerated photos of water inside the Mumbai metro, with some images being photo shopped, commuters did have to suffer some leakage inside a compartment, as the rains began in earnest day before

  • BMC must clean up its monsoon act

    While the city had been grumbling about the late onset of the monsoons for the past few weeks, the reaction to the season's first heavy showers quickly turned from relief to alarm yesterday, as 25 areas in the city drowned under waterlogged streets and 33 trees came crashing down, putting passersby in peril

  • Arrest TMC MP for repulsive rape threat

    There is large scale outrage and anger following Trinamool Congress (TMC) party MP Tapas Pal’s statements recorded on video, which were released recently. In the video, he stated that “if any CPM Communist Party of India, Marxist man is present here, listen to me

  • More technology must be FIFA's major goal

    The ongoing FIFA World Cup will go down as one of the most exciting editions with a flock of stars living up to their potential, a plethora of goals and down-to-the-wire finishes

  • Who better than Rahul Dravid?

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel was at pains yesterday to explain to the media that Rahul Dravid’s forthcoming interactive sessions with Team India batsmen ahead of their five-Test battle against England does not mean he is a batting consultant

  • Make public transport disabled-friendly

    Twelve years ago, this paper did a proactive story in which a reporter on a wheelchair checked how disabled-friendly the city’s public transport was. It was observed that none of BEST, local trains were accessible to the disabled

  • Will reservations save DF government?

    With an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, alliance partners Congress and NCP are working on a plan to tone down the anti-incumbency wave

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