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Friday, May 24, 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 (361 results)
May 23, 2019 00:31
Beyond Mumbai and Maharashtra, this election has redrawn India’s electoral paradigm in at least six ways read more
May 15, 2019 22:58
Mumbai got a new municipal commissioner in Praveen Pardeshi. He has since said the right words and promised Mumbaiites all the good things that a new commissioner usually does. But does the change of guard really matter? read more
May 09, 2019 00:00
In any other international city, the person in charge would have stepped up after an incident read more
May 01, 2019 23:22
Mumbai witnessed a 55.11% turnout this year as opposed to the 41.4% in 2014 read more
Apr 25, 2019 02:26
The 2019 general election will cost an unprecedented \u20B950,000 crore or $7 billion, according to New Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies. That business and industry share a symbiotic relationship with politics is an open secret. read more
Apr 25, 2019 00:09
If only a change of government and party in power were as simple as a video endorsement, politicians would not be juggling electoral arithmetic and there wouldn’t be a booming electoral economy read more
Apr 18, 2019 00:36
Between these predictable claims and criticisms, some issues that concern Mumbai’s voters have not got the play they deserved read more
Apr 11, 2019 00:13
It is highly deplorable that the BJP has used all available platforms to not only propagandise itself but serve a perilous mix of high-pitched nationalism and strongman branding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi read more
Apr 03, 2019 23:23
Giving nomination to two women allows the Congress to crow that it has implemented the 33% reservation for women in electoral politics in Mumbai read more
Mar 29, 2019 16:34
The data map of results in Mumbai’s six Lok Sabha seats in the last seven elections tell us mini-stories about the parties, now jostling for our attention – and votes. read more
Mar 14, 2019 00:01
Mumbai’s character and geography makes voting an even more absorbing exercise read more
Mar 06, 2019 23:09
Violence and crimes against women have been steadily rising and reached a record high in 2018 read more
Feb 28, 2019 00:52
Who’s to tell the battle-hungry that battles scar both sides, wars extract a heavy price from all? Who’s to shout that wars are ruinous, disastrous in every way for everyone? read more
Feb 20, 2019 23:29
The svayamvar-style wooing of a corporate may not happen where Mumbai contends with dozens of cities but the city has given primacy to private interests over the public in different ways. read more
Feb 14, 2019 00:26
Through the late 80s, Pratibha was the shorthand reference for brazen illegalities, especially the “FSI scam”, in real estate read more