Maharashtra

  • Mumbai gangrape: It could've been any of us

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    The minute I reached my apartment on Friday night after covering the aftermath of the horrific incident at Shakti Mills, my neighbor came running out...

  • Reading between the lines: the secular vs communal debate

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    How does one define a tweet as secular or communal? Last week, I sent a morning greeting wishing people 'Happy Ekadashi'. A particularly auspicious day...

  • Ajit Pawar is emblematic of a class of unaccountable political czars

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the 1970s, Marathi cinema threw up a comedian in Dada Kondke who went on to create history by churning out the maximum number of...

  • A pack of cards

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    A recent print commercial by the home loan arm of an Indian multinational highlights why we all buy homes - to build memories, to have...

  • Gandhigiri: Munna's experiments with truth

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagarpalika Puthaakalaya is Munna's favourite haunt. In times of trouble, this is where he takes refuge. He buries himself in books by...

  • Bihari manoos, rest in peace

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    Bal Thackeray, the chief proponent of the sons-of-the-soil ideology in Mumbai and the man who ruled the city for more than four decades, passed away...

  • An open letter to Raj Thackeray

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Dear Raj, This is the second open letter I am writing to you since, as was the case four years ago, you refuse to ...

  • Is drinking alcohol about Senses or Sensibility?

    Storm Chaser |  Mahima Sharma
    What is the right age of drinking alcohol? Much has been debated over the last week but the issue still remains on 'a high' after...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai: Two states, two lessons

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    This week, two states, separated at birth, completed their 50th birthday celebrations. While comparing siblings is often best avoided, the journey of Maharashtra and Gujarat...

  • Jaitapur debate: A victim of shadowboxing

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster the Indian government announced it will remain committed to its ambitious plans to build a nuclear...

  • Jaitapur: A timeline of discontent

    My Favourite Thinks |  Yogita Limaye
    Jaitapur -- real public opposition or political inciting? Environmental issues or rehabilitation worries? These are some of the questions often asked about the agitation in...

  • Jaitapur - Maharashtra's Singur?

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    Jaitapur has been on the boil for quite some time now. But this week, the agitation finally turned violent. For those of us who have...