5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t missmumbai Updated: Mar 02, 2017 17:07 IST
Film and Television Institute of India chairman Gajendra Chauhan’s tenure comes to an end on Friday. Chauhan’s appointment, one of the most contentious in FTII’s 50-year history, triggered massive outrage on campus. Students relentlessly criticised the government for appointing a man, who they claimed had neither ‘stature’ nor ‘vision’. After a year and seven months, Chauhan is set to leave the institute, which witnessed many changes under his leadership — some controversial and some laudable.
Mumbai’s mayor will be elected on March 8 and given the numbers in the newly elected Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), it’s anybody’s guess who will win.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is currently having the last laugh as the Shiv Sena is making efforts to woo him, seeking his support for the Mumbai mayor polls.
As weather models are being collated across the country to understand the impact of the summer season, meteorologists have said the financial capital can expect a much hotter summer this year, as against previous years.
Flights, hotels and packaged holidays bought on the go are projected to grow at a staggering rate, said a study released on Thursday. The study — conducted by Euromonitor International for Criteo, a performance marketing technology company — showed travel sales on mobile phones are set to rise at 67.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2017 and 2020.