• Mumbai needs all the breathing space it can get

    In what is an important order to protect the rich biodiversity of Aarey Milk Colony, which acts as a buffer zone for Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) stated in a recent order that the BMC shall not issue any further NOC for construction within the entire Eco-Sensitive Area (ESA) in Aarey Colony and if any such illegal activity is noticed, immediate action shall be taken, including demolition thereof, without any delay

  • BMC can't let the city go thirsty

    While the lakes supplying potable water to Mumbai are yet to fill due to the uncertain rainfall in the catchment areas, the question arises: why isn’t there an alternative in place to rid the city of water cuts that are imposed following scanty rainfall?

  • Maharashtra Tourism: Focus on the basics first

    The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) has already invited proposals for the state’s beaches to become popular water sports destinations with activities like jet-skiing, parasailing, water rafting at Vasai, Alibaug, Murud, Ganpatipule and Malvan beaches, amongst others

  • Perverts, beware: We have had enough

    Less than 48 hours after the police nailed a Colaba-based man for flashing at a US national, a 46-year-old unzipped his pants in a moving BEST bus and touched his private parts right next to a college student’s face

  • Mumbai Police must not be allowed to cop out

    On Saturday, this paper published an article on Commissioner Rakesh Maria's new diktat to his men — do not trouble couples at malls, beaches, public parks and hotels

  • Make safety the topmost priority this dahi handi

    Govindas may miss the glamour quotient and prize pools totalling crores of rupees during the dahi handi celebration this year, which will take place on the September 5-6 weekend

  • Calm dialogue the only way to end FTII deadlock

    What started out as just another appointment of the FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) chairman has now become a potboiler with political agenda, melodrama, violence, and everything in between thrown in

  • RWITC must run a clean race

    Yesterday, this paper ran a front-page report about how a section of the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) is unhappy about the state government’s Code of Conduct imposed on western India’s apex racing body, prior to the committee elections to be held on September 8

  • Why the hurry to sacrifice our parks?

    The proposed Nariman Point-Kandivli coastal road has encountered resistance from Versova residents, who contend that the 33.5-km elevated freeway will pass right over their Nana-Nani Park in Seven Bungalows, resulting in the cutting of trees and digging up of jogging tracks and lawns for construction of the stilts (columns).

  • Railways' apathy has led to a heap of problems

    Recently, this newspaper carried a report about how a 48-year-old woman had a nasty fall at Andheri station, thanks to a cement heap on the platform

  • Boost domestic cricket to kill spin woes

    Cricket fans who tore their hair in frustration after watching the Indian batsmen succumb to the spinning skills of Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath and Tharindu Kaushal in the recent Test match at Galle must apportion some blame on the system instead of over-targeting the current practitioners of batting

  • Nothing sportsman-like about sexist jibes

    Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has raised a tennis storm with his jibe at Swiss Grand Slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka

  • Celebrating 40 years of Sholay

    Today, August 14, marks 40 years since Jai and Veeru drove a motorbike with the now nearly-extinct sidecar through village lanes, their glances causing village belles to blush and their dostana the envy of friends

  • Social causes must reach for the stars

    Amitabh Bachchan has become a brand ambassador for tiger conservation. One can only hope that the big cats may now go forth and multiply with never a poacher’s gun throwing a shadow on them

  • Don't give in at the altar of deception

    With the Radhe Maa controversy still sizzling and the self-styled spiritual guru embroiled in a dowry case, the spotlight is firmly on those that endow themselves with fake spiritual power and dubious titles

  • Stay out of our bedrooms, Mumbai Police

    The Malwani police recently declared war on an easy target: sex

  • Australia's inability to cope with swing worrying

    “Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust. If Lillee don’t get you, Thomson must”. This was coined 40 years ago when Ian Chappell’s Australians were steamrolling Mike Denness’ England during the 1974-75 Ashes Down Under

  • A new age for Bollywood

    So many Bollywood leading stars are pushing 50, but they invariably find themselves paired with actresses who are almost half their age.

  • Raising a stink about Nhava Sheva death

    This paper had recently reported how a 41-year-old died after inhaling noxious fumes emanating from rotting beef in a container lying untouched for four years

  • Building a safer future for Mumbai residents

    Yet another building collapsed on Tuesday, leading to the loss of more lives