The power of protest
Here are some snapshots from the week gone by.mumbai Updated: Sep 16, 2012 01:51 IST
Here are some snapshots from the week gone by.
Revolution! Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi gestures defiantly to supporters as he is led into a Mumbai court for a sedition hearing. Trivedi spent five days in jail for his political cartoons, including one that showed Parliament as a toilet, and was finally released on bail on Wednesday, sparking a debate about the validity of the British-era sedition law in a democracy. Kalpak Pathak/HT
Seeing Red: Shiv Sena activists protest against a six-cylinders-per-year ceiling on subsidised cooking gas and a Rs 5 hike in diesel prices, in Thane on Friday. As inflation continues to climb, there are concerns that the hikes will further raise prices of essential commodities, especially since diesel rates affect the transportation cost of all goods. HT photo: Praful Gangurde
Touchdown: India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, purchased by Air India, touches down in Mumbai on Thursday. Supposedly Boeing’s most fuel-efficient and eco-friendly aircraft, passengers can look forward to more leg room and larger windows. Satish Bate/HT
Dugout? BMC workers use paver blocks to fill potholes at the busy Marve Road in Malad (West). In this part of the western suburbs, most immersions for Ganesh Chaturthi cross this stretch. Recent estimates point to a total of 802 potholes in the city that have been reported on roads under the juridiction of agencies such as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation and the Public Works Department. Vidya Subramanian/HT