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No lal batti obsession What is expected of Mumbai's new mayor Snehal Ambekar

Sep 14, 2014

No lal batti obsession What is expected of Mumbai's new mayor Snehal Ambekar

Snehal Ambekar needed some "standard", and wanted a red beacon on her official car because it behoves a person holding the mayoral office. She often would be required to go to the airport to receive VIPs, including foreigners, and the red beacon would make it easier for her to discharge that duty. #ConnectTheDots #Mumbai #Mayor #red beacon #lal batti #Snehal Ambekar #Mumbai mayor
Mixing religion and politics Will cops crack down on misuse of Ganpati fest?

Sep 03, 2014

Mixing religion and politics Will cops crack down on misuse of Ganpati fest?

The Thane police have issued notices to Ganpati mandals saying mandals are religious places and should not be used for politicking. #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Maharashtra #Ganesha #Ganpati #Lokmanya Tilak #Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014 #Ganpati mandals
Thane Don't believe glossy real estate ads, this city is no escape from Mumbai

Jul 30, 2014

Thane Don't believe glossy real estate ads, this city is no escape from Mumbai

Thane suffers from a highly politicised municipal governance that is ineffective -- its green cover claims are dubious, it has no idea how to deal with the fastest growing population and its infrastructure is crumbling. #Thane #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #Infrastructure #Governance #realty #stray dogs #Transport #Real estate prices #Trees #Green Cover #Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Forget good rains, Mumbai doesn't deserve even a normal monsoon

Jul 28, 2014

Forget good rains, Mumbai doesn't deserve even a normal monsoon

There is no other way of overcoming the administrative ills. Just change the factors that expose the inadequacies and believe all is well. #InMyOpinion #Mumbai #BMC #MCGM #water problems #rainfall #Rainfall preparedness
Shocking! Mumbai Metro security uses 1857 era guns fit for museums

Jun 14, 2014

Shocking! Mumbai Metro security uses 1857 era guns fit for museums

The state government security agency in charge of security on the Mumbai Metro is using guns of the kind that are not only completely inappropriate for urban situations, but are beyond obsolete and similar to guns which were used in the Indian uprising of 1857. #ThatsJustWrong #Mumbai #Security #Mumbai metro #Metro #Security on Mumbai Metro
Why Mumbai's middle class just lost its right to criticise the govt

Apr 24, 2014

Why Mumbai's middle class just lost its right to criticise the govt

By and large, Mumbaikars, except those who live in the slums, have lost the right to express displeasure on TV shows, Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else, over issues of governance. #Congress #BJP #Mumbai #NCP #AAP #Mumbai Elections #Mumbai voter turn-out #Mumbai's middle class #Mumbai's slum vote
Why has 'spineless' Gavaskar suddenly found his mojo?

Mar 11, 2014

Why has 'spineless' Gavaskar suddenly found his mojo?

One needs a perspective to understand why this 'spineless' man suddenly found his so called 'mojo'. #Sports #India #Cricket #Duncan Fletcher #Mumbai #Sunil Gavaskar #MS Dhoni #N Srinivasan #Indian cricket #Gavaskar
Legalising Mumbai's pre-2000 slums: Why it won't do any good

Mar 04, 2014

Legalising Mumbai's pre-2000 slums: Why it won't do any good

The Congress-NCP government is hoping to corner votes with the decision but could also run into legal trouble. #HowThisWorks #India #Mumbai #Slums #Prithviraj Chavan #Maharashtra government #Slum Rehabilitation Authority