- Jan 21, 2015 16:19 IST
Planners must go beyond such beliefs to imagine integration and inclusiveness as they plan for Mumbai. To not do so would be foolish, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Jan 14, 2015 15:34 IST
Traffic snarls, slow and sub-optimal speeds of vehicles, grid-locked junctions and road rage incidents are now common among commuters in Mumbai.
- Jan 06, 2015 21:53 IST
That Mumbai sorely needs a different and better governance structure with a powerful elected official is beyond debate. Fadnavis must start walking the talk.
- Dec 17, 2014 16:21 ISTMumbai Nama
Women’s safety cannot be only about stringent laws, their time-bound implementation, enhanced policing, plugging the gaps in the criminal justice system. It must necessarily address values, beliefs and notions that men hold.
- Dec 10, 2014 19:08 IST
If Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis can ensure participatory planning, not mere public hearings, his model could deliver results, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Dec 03, 2014 16:21 IST
A slum-free Mumbai, anyone? CM re-kindled the decades-old debate on Monday about slums in the city when he directed the SRA to initiate the process of law to acquire thousands of acres of private land that house slum tenements.
- Nov 19, 2014 16:39 IST
Fadnavis may want to read the paper and many others of its kind that focus on redevelopment which goes well beyond the reduced version of buildings and carriageways, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Nov 12, 2014 16:51 IST
Right on the top of CM Fadnavis' agenda would have to be developing Mumbai city and the Mumbai Metropolitan region, the centrepiece of the first ever BJP government in the state, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Nov 05, 2014 18:35 IST
The Mumbai makeover plan itself badly needs a makeover. In bowing to it, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has lost a chance. So has the city, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Oct 22, 2014 20:19 IST
The verdict of 2014 will be remembered for, among other things, the BJP’s haul of 14 of the 36 seats in the city. It rivals the Shiv Sena’s tally of 15 but its import is beyond what the numbers show, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Oct 19, 2014 13:35 ISTNew Equations
Post-poll alliances will re-draw established political lines. The Congress saved itself from a total rout but just about, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Oct 09, 2014 16:55 IST
A straw poll that I conducted in the past week in a middle-class housing society, a college class, suburban trains, rickshaw queues and a slum showed what citizens expect of their MLAs, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Oct 01, 2014 20:58 IST
This election is less about parties and alliances; more a chief ministerial one, in the mould of the general election that had been turned into a prime ministerial one.
- Sep 24, 2014 19:28 ISTMumbai Nama
Less than a month before the state assembly elections, political parties are yet to focus on issues concerning people, such as roads, writes Smruti Koppikar.
- Sep 17, 2014 19:10 ISTMumbai Nama
It had to happen. After Narendra Modi demonstrated the considerable power of the social media in the LS polls, politicians priming for a place in the Maharashtra polls have boarded the bandwagon, writes Smruti Koppikar.