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Smruti Koppikar
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  • It is hard to peruse Mumbai's proposed Development Plan 2014-34 and not wonder at the short-sightedness of those responsible for it.
  • BMC
    Feb 24, 2015 22:09 IST

    The gaping holes in the grand Plan

    It is hard to peruse Mumbai's proposed Development Plan 2014-34 and not wonder at the short-sightedness of those responsible for it.

  • BMC
    Feb 17, 2015 22:29 IST

    Development plan could be Mumbai’s death warrant

    Mumbaiites have been invited to send in their objections and suggestions on the development plan (DP), but it is anybody’s guess if these will be received with a modicum of gravity and purpose.

  • Marine Drive
    Feb 10, 2015 22:20 IST

    Coastal road along Mumbai's shoreline: Grand project, big questions

    Now that the coastal road is poised to become the symbolic project of the Devendra Fadnavis’ government, it is appropriate to take a closer look.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Feb 03, 2015 22:34 IST

    Whose Mumbai will it be in 2025?

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis wants to transform not only the city, but also the larger Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in a short time and in a manner that bears his signature over it.

  • Gateway of India
    Jan 21, 2015 16:19 IST

    Mumbai nama: The factor of inequality in Mumbai’s future

    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.

  • Mumbai traffic
    Jan 14, 2015 15:34 IST

    Beyond flyovers: market forces limit our commute

    Traffic snarls, slow and sub-optimal speeds of vehicles, grid-locked junctions and road rage incidents are now common among commuters in Mumbai.

  • Maharashtra assemblyDevendra Fadnavis
    Jan 06, 2015 21:53 IST

    Time to walk the talk on elected and empowered mayor

    That Mumbai sorely needs a different and better governance structure with a powerful elected official is beyond debate. Fadnavis must start walking the talk.

  • Human rights day
    Dec 17, 2014 16:21 ISTMumbai Nama

    Women’s safety: A million mutinies still to be fought

    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.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Dec 10, 2014 19:08 IST

    Mumbai’s future in Delhi’s corridors? The jury is out

    If Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis can ensure participatory planning, not mere public hearings, his model could deliver results, writes Smruti Koppikar.

  • Mumbai Airports4
    Dec 03, 2014 16:21 IST

    Can Fadnavis take bold steps for ‘Slumbai’?

    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.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Nov 19, 2014 16:39 IST

    Can CM Fadnavis kickstart Mumbai's growth engine?

    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.

  • BMC pic
    Nov 12, 2014 16:51 IST

    Wanted: A Thackeray plan for Mumbai

    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.

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
    Nov 05, 2014 18:35 IST

    Mumbai makeover plan in need of a genuine makeover

    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.

  • Maharashtra elections
    Oct 22, 2014 20:19 IST

    Mumbai can be both, Marathi and global

    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.

  • Modi cut-out
    Oct 19, 2014 13:35 ISTNew Equations

    BJP’s big leap in Maharashtra but short of a mandate

    Post-poll alliances will re-draw established political lines. The Congress saved itself from a total rout but just about, writes Smruti Koppikar.