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Smruti Koppikar
Smruti Koppikar
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • An Indian's guide to Lok Sabha elections
    Oct 09, 2014 16:55 IST

    MLAs’ job: shrouded in deliberate ambiguity

    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.

  • A whole new meaning to a BJP visionary
    Oct 01, 2014 20:58 IST

    BJP has set the campaign template; others follow

    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.

  • Brihanmumbai municipal corporation
    Sep 24, 2014 19:28 ISTMumbai Nama

    When do politicos plan on addressing citizens’ issues?

    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

    Social media politics: Can parties get across the message?

    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.