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Why I make the journey back to 'My Mumbai'

Over 22 years ago, I read the words Urbs Prima in Indis at the Gateway of India. I was visiting Mumbai as part of a school trip, which eventually led me to move to the city for college. Once in......

The politics of 'other'ness

As the political battle for the future of Maharashtra's political future nears its electoral conclusion, Shreekant Sambrani looks at the intertwining nature of national and regional interests......

Mumbai, no longer a citizen's city

Mahesh Vijapurkar laments the decay and decline of India's premier city. The chaos that Mumbai experienced in the first three days of this monsoon speaks volumes about how the city is run, or put......

Mumbai runs because of its people, not rulers

If the city runs, it is thanks to the people who brave every odd. The city has to thank the people, not its governors for its survival, says Mahesh Vijapurkar. When the grand building to house......

Why Mumbai needs citizens contesting civic polls

Mumbai city, overcrowded, run down, filthy, gasping, is far too precious a city to continue to remain in the clutches of the professional politicians who owe nothing to themselves and have made......
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Why Mumbai bombs badly at this test

Two stories that stood out for me over the weekend. One had to do with where Mumbai ranks in the Swachh Bharat campaign in a survey conducted by... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/analysis/swachh-bharat-rankings-why-mumbai-bombs-badly-at-this-test/article1-1378504.aspx
Finally, a litfest Delhi can be proud of

For over a thousand years Delhi has been India's city of power. Historically the city of empires, politics and the high and mighty, it is, equally,... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Finally-a-litfest-Delhi-can-be-proud-of/articleshow/47943146.cms
Mumbai Port Trust gets, and gives, a ki... Mumbai Port Trust gets, and gives, a kiss of life

The Ballard Estate fest is an idea whose time should have come long ago. The Mumbai Port Trust's decision to hand over this evocative space to food... ...

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/columns/columnists/bachi-karkaria/Mumbai-Port-Trust-gets-and-gives-a-kiss-of-life/articleshow/47846667.cms
Why city fails to deliver on basic needs?

If Mumbai lies prostrate today under knee-deep water unable to move its people towards work or home, it is because the city fathers are simply... ...

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/current-affairs/mumbai-rains-why-city-fails-to-deliverbasic-needs_1587941.html

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