There may be more body parts, more blood, many more injured. The famed spirit of the city will take another beating. But the idea of Mumbai will survive repeated assaults. Smruti Koppikar writes.
Pawar, and others who believe and talk this way too, should be the target group for such public service messages. Let gender sensitisation begin at the top of the socio-political pyramid.
UNESCO report authoritatively affirms that migrants who are generally considered "outsiders" and "a burden" on the host city are actually anything but
The timing is all wrong and it smacks of Machiavellian intent
He fused his poetry and politics, life and activism, professional and personal with incisive and unforgiving rigour.
Joshi may have seen the transition in Shiv Sena heading his way, but he did little to re-invent his politics to remain relevant to a generation that sees him as yesterday’s man, writes Smruti Koppikar.
Mumbai is not starved of rags-to-riches stories, men and women who came to the city with little except their skills and dreams, and went on to build their modest nests or mega fortunes. Smruti Koppikar writes.
Shock and outrage all over again. How else would we receive news of the gang rape of the 22-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai? This wasn't the familiar Mumbai where women assume a minimum degree of security. Smruti Koppikar
Into its 121st year, the Ganeshotsav in the Keshavji Naik chawl in Girgaum displays a tradition that fans of the 10-day festival find awe-inspiring and deeply patriotic. Smruti Koppikar writes.
This right to the the city must be purposefully declared and discussed so that the idea finds common support among policymakers and citizens, stated a document of the women in cities international three years ago. Smruti Koppikar writes.
In a quirky confluence of the calendar this week, Mumbai commemorates Sachin Tendulkar playing his 200th and last Test match and also the first death anniversary of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray three days later.