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The romance and magic of Dharavi
Mumbai

The romance and magic of Dharavi

Dharavi is a slum that movies and books are based in. It’s a slum that is romanticized and eulogized. But for Mumbai, it's just another high-priced land.

This New Year's eve, party hard, party responsibly
Mumbai

This New Year's eve, party hard, party responsibly

The police are out there looking for you if you break a law, and waking up in jail on 1 January is not a great idea.

Sachin or Anna? Mumbai, who will you choose?
Mumbai

Sachin or Anna? Mumbai, who will you choose?

If Sachin does well tomorrow, much of the attention on Anna’s fast will be diverted. Let’s remember, cricket is religion in Mumbai and Sachin a God; Anna, at best, is hope and prayer.

Mumbai braces itself for Hazare juggernaut
Mumbai

Mumbai braces itself for Hazare juggernaut

Is Anna's fast Satyagraha or nuisance? Depending on your answer, you would go to BKC or stay far away from it on Tuesday.

Planning to party on yachts in the Arabian Sea? Forget it
Mumbai

Planning to party on yachts in the Arabian Sea? Forget it

The state home department has instructed the Mumbai police to turn down applications for parties on yachts and boats; the reason cited is security fears post-26 /11.

Want to become a cricketer? This Christmas is the time
Mumbai

Want to become a cricketer? This Christmas is the time

Children, between the ages of 10 to 15 years, will get their big chance to impress arguably India's best chief selector, Dilip Vengsarkar, this Christmas.

Is Maximum City scary and impossible to live in?
Economy

Is Maximum City scary and impossible to live in?

Bollywood style icon Sonam Kapoor tweeted that it's almost impossible to stay in Mumbai. While Thomas Swick writes that no other city had scared him, even before he visited it, like Mumbai did.

Mumbai: A city where even the slum-dwellers are taxed
Mumbai

Mumbai: A city where even the slum-dwellers are taxed

Although slums do not even have the most basic of civic facilities, like drinking water supply or sewage collection, BMC argues that they have the right to collect tax from every structure in the city.

Mumbai has no space for Anna
Mumbai

Mumbai has no space for Anna

The biggest headache for Mumbai's civic authorities is that there is no space to host Anna Hazare. But does Mumbai really care?

Mumbai waits for Anna, Parel gets a new hospital
Mumbai

Mumbai waits for Anna, Parel gets a new hospital

Gandhian Anna Hazare will be in Mumbai on 26 December to garner the city's support in his crusade against corruption.

In India, Maharashtra ranks third in transparency in realty sector
Mumbai

In India, Maharashtra ranks third in transparency in realty sector

The Real Estate Transparency Survey 2011 ranks Maharashtra behind Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu on various factors determining transparency.

In a first, international dance groups to perform at IIT Bombay fest
Mumbai

In a first, international dance groups to perform at IIT Bombay fest

Teams from Indonesia, Turkey, Spain and Poland will participate in this year's Mood Indigo Worldfest, making IIT Bombay the only Indian campus to invite and host foreign groups to what is now seen as a world-class festival.

Mumbai cops stretched, yet they'll do more
Mumbai

Mumbai cops stretched, yet they'll do more

Morning news: Three years after 26/11, the city faces a 19% shortfall in the police force. Yet, police personnel have been asked to man the roads, especially on weekends.

Christmas is here but SoBo joints deserted
Mumbai

Christmas is here but SoBo joints deserted

Eateries in south Mumbai are in trouble due to the economic slowdown, it seems.

Mumbai winter's only just arrived
Mumbai

Mumbai winter's only just arrived

Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, the city experienced temperatures deliciously low at 16.4 degrees Celsius, the season's lowest so far, and other news.

Will Kolkata fire be a wake-up call for Mumbai?
Mumbai

Will Kolkata fire be a wake-up call for Mumbai?

It's time to realise Mumbai too is sitting on a time-bomb and the Kolkata fire should be a wake-up call.

If you don't follow Anna, roads to unfollow this Sunday
Mumbai

If you don't follow Anna, roads to unfollow this Sunday

While Anna fasts in New Delhi on 11 December, India Against Corruption will hold a vehicle rally from Shivaji Park to Azad Maidan, and other Mumbai news.

Chavan to skip inauguration to avoid traffic pile-up
Mumbai

Chavan to skip inauguration to avoid traffic pile-up

The flyover over Suman Nagar junction was to be inaugurated by the chief minister, but good sense prevailed.

Lata Mangeshkar vs Raj Thackeray: the Peddar road flyover war
Mumbai

Lata Mangeshkar vs Raj Thackeray: the Peddar road flyover war

Raj Thackeray has told the Congress-NCP combine that there'd be no more flyovers till the one on Peddar Road is constructed.

The annual pilgrimage to Chaityabhoomi gets bigger
Mumbai

The annual pilgrimage to Chaityabhoomi gets bigger

A day before Ambedkar Jayanti, 72,000 pay homage at his cremation spot, and other news.