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Mumbai local: Why I almost gave up cushy first-class
Mumbai

Mumbai local: Why I almost gave up cushy first-class

In the priviledged first-class compartment, there are no bhajan mandalis, no loud phone conversations, and no 'gardi'. But being singled out in your corner, and stalked, make 'gardi' feel safe.

A horse ride on Marine Drive may soon be history
Mumbai

A horse ride on Marine Drive may soon be history

The Bombay High Court yesterday asked civic authorities to seize the horses kept in unlicensed stables in the city and hand them over to the NGO Animals and Birds Charitable Trust.

A Dharavi scrap dealer who collects the treasures of time and history
Life

A Dharavi scrap dealer who collects the treasures of time and history

Forty-nine-year-old Shirish Jani has 8,000 stamps, collected over 39 years, from over 15 countries and not a single one purchased. By profession, he is a paper scrap dealer. By vocation, he is a philatelist.

Sparrows are tough but Mumbai is tougher
Mumbai

Sparrows are tough but Mumbai is tougher

But a 10-member BNHS expert committee has recently submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Forests and Environment that may bring the birds and bees back.

Aim for the moon, not a house in Mumbai
Economy

Aim for the moon, not a house in Mumbai

The rising median cost of housing and interest rates are pushing the dream of owning a house in Mumbai way out of reach for an average resident.

If New York's word is Achieve, Mumbai's has to be SquareFeet
Mumbai

If New York's word is Achieve, Mumbai's has to be SquareFeet

It’s only in Mumbai that an ad campaign with the pointed question ‘What is the carpet area of childhood?’ can stand out and be noticed in the advertising onslaught.Mumbai understands it, thinks about it and then pipes up and says — about 120 SquareFeet!

A 10x10 shanty can make you a Mumbai millionaire
Economy

A 10x10 shanty can make you a Mumbai millionaire

The prices of slums in Mumbai vary between Rs 25-30 lakh, because of the high redevelopment returns. The rates of slums in central and western suburbs may vary between Rs 8-10 lakh. It could be up to Rs 12 lakh for Dharavi, say real estate firms.

Traf@#$%ed in Mumbai: But this is how Bollywood stars beat it
Mumbai

Traf@#$%ed in Mumbai: But this is how Bollywood stars beat it

Actors might stop traffic occasionally, but the traffic can’t stop them. Here's how they get around the Mumbai jams.