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  • Another bridge to nowhere?

    The Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) was planned in the early 1970s

  • It's time to enable students

    Time and again, the authorities introduce policies to facilitate the development and education of children

  • Let's work towards safer workplaces

    Most of the journalists reporting and commenting on the death more merciful than tragic of nurse Aruna Shanbaug are well over a generation removed from the incident

  • BMC digs itself a hole, yet again

    Every summer the same story begins with work on hundreds of roads in Mumbai

  • Our heroes need more than just lip service

    Three top fire officials lost their lives, because of the apathy of the government, the apathy of the bureaucrats, who failed to do enough to protect them in spite of every major mishap being another reminder that things need to change.

  • Netas in govt ads: No exceptions, please

    The Supreme Court’s ruling that photographs of only the President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India can
    feature in advertisements in newspapers and other media, including the Internet, has started a debate on why even these three personalities should be allowed if such publicity was ‘antithesis to democracy’ and could develop ‘personality cults’ at the cost of the public exchequer.

  • You can't keep a good batsman down

    In the English summer of 2012, in the midst of the England vs South Africa Test series, the hosts’ star batsman Kevin Pietersen sends some text messages to the players from the opposition camp, criticising his then captain Andrew Strauss and Director of Cricket Andy Flower

  • Here's to better consumer rights

    Yesterday, Mumbai’s Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) celebrated its golden jubilee year at its office in SoBo.

  • Skin donation is the need of the hour

    The recent Kalbadevi fire at the Gokul Niwas building, where two firemen lost their lives and at least two others are grievously injured, has put the spotlight on a number of factors

  • Quit playing with fire, Mumbai

    A 50-year-old commercial cum residential building in Kalbadevi was engulfed in flames after a loud explosion, followed by a major fire, which broke out at 4.30 pm on Saturday

  • It's time for the CM to clean house

    That influential people can misuse a government scheme meant to offer homes to the needy, has been proved by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Economic Offences Wing of the city police

  • Bollywood, the nation is watching you

    There is the inevitable rush of the Bollywood fraternity to actor Salman Khan’s house now that he is out on interim bail. Many were already at his home on Wednesday even as the star was at the Sessions Court

  • Salman's conviction should warn other drivers

    The debate and discussion will continue to simmer post Salman Khan’s guilty verdict in his hit-and-run case

  • Positive wind across Windies cricket

    West Indies cricket had reached a point where they were getting more famous for on and off-field capitulation rather than the glorious period they enjoyed from the 1970s to the mid-1990s in Test cricket

  • This summer, let kids learn the art of doing nothing

    Summer is here and the livin’ ain’t easy for many children. Holidays are here and there are naturally a plethora of camps and classes mushrooming everywhere

  • Policemen deserve justice too

    Tough duty hours and the stressed lifestyle of the Mumbai police force claimed yet another life on Saturday evening.

  • Putting real meaning in 'dignity of labour'

    Yesterday, on May 1, Mumbai marked Maharashtra Day with a slew of functions across the city

  • Mumbai must speak out against gender bias

    A huge controversy quite rightly erupted after a reporter from a TV news channel was told to leave the front row of an event and go and sit at the back, just because she was a woman

  • Nepal needs a helping hand, not pointing fingers

    It is disappointing and shameful, but perhaps predictable, that politicians have started foot-in-the-mouth statements about the huge tragedy which is still unfolding the Nepal earthquake

  • 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

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