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Monday, Sep 23, 2019
Smruti Koppikar

Smruti Koppikar


When the Siddhartha Vihar Hostel in Wadala was brought down, floor by floor, in early February by the BMC, a piece of Mumbai’s history associated with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was obliterated.

articles by Smruti Koppikar (378 results)
Sep 19, 2019 01:48
What else is Bambaiyya Hindi if not a unique, grammar-free, syntax-free and reference-free mix of Marathi, Gujarati, even Urdu mixed with Hindi? It is voiced by Bollywood characters on the screen but the dialect – it is that, a dialect – is heard zillions... read more
Sep 11, 2019 23:52
This column rarely repeats an issue in successive weeks, but Aarey is too precious to lose even an inch of. read more
Sep 05, 2019 00:19
The Tree Authority meeting, which saw a split of eight to six in favour of the proposal, seems to have had its share of slyness, politics and confusion read more
Aug 29, 2019 00:05
Citizens, however well-intentioned and resourceful, must not plug the gaps in a way that allows the BMC to get away easily read more
Aug 22, 2019 01:19
The centre is named after Balvant (Bal) Apte, the late lawyer, Rajya Sabha MP and ideologue of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). read more
Aug 15, 2019 00:19
Depending on which side of the political divide one stands, the last ten days have been cause for grand celebration at the “integration” of Jammu & Kashmir or immense distress at the purpose and manner of it all. read more
Aug 08, 2019 09:17
It’s time to look beyond the capacity of the stormwater drains and water pumping stations read more
Aug 01, 2019 00:51
With nearly 1.25 lakh vehicles a day and nearly 100 million people travelling every year on the Mumbai-Pune stretch, perhaps there is a niche market for the Hyperloop read more
Jul 24, 2019 23:55
Little to no attention was paid to Mumbai’s parking system in the last decade, even as the number of vehicles on the streets multiplied read more
Jul 17, 2019 23:43
The Bombay HC, on Tuesday, halted all work on the Coastal Road, quashed the approvals given to it under Coastal Regulation Zone law in the last two years, and caught out the deception of the Devendra Fadnavis government and BMC on the project. read more
Jul 10, 2019 22:18
“Mumbai is Mahalakshmi temple and Mahim church watching the sea inch inwards, nervous about men in power wrecking tidal rhythms for the coastal road. Mumbai is the hiker of Aarey forest who hugged trees. Mumbai is a portrait in progress.” read more
Jul 04, 2019 00:10
Mumbaiites did the best they could in the face of merciless monsoon and unpreparedness of the city’s administrators – helped each other out, relayed information on water-logged areas, extensively used social media, offered tea and snacks to the stranded,... read more
Jun 27, 2019 01:02
When Modi used the term “Khan Market gang” last month in the closing phases of the general election, it was to mock the group of the entitled, the liberals and leftists. read more
Jun 20, 2019 16:05
Every passing year has dealt a further blow to the stability of its rare cast-iron structure, oldest of its kind in India read more
Jun 12, 2019 23:58
Karnad’s legacy encompasses his public role as a libertarian, an uncompromising public intellectual read more