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Ashutosh Shukla

  • Jazzing up the unsung lives

    Here's your chance to raise the glass for unsung jazz musicians, who lifted our spirits. Playwright Ramu Ramnath and producer-protagonist Denzil Smith have profiled those who passed away into oblivion but gave the city, and Bollywood, music that enlivens us to this day.

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 6:40am
  • MMPOL coming under RTI will clear a host of issues, say activists

    If at all the Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) comes under the RTI Act, activists and citizens feel that it will have positive ramifications on a host of issues that need further clarification.

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 6:45am
  • Information panel to decide if MMOPL is public authority on March 4

    The state information commission (SIC) on Monday set March 4 as the next date of hearing to decide if MMOPL is a public authority. Reliance-led Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) is a special purpose vehicle formed for the construction, operation and maintenance of the city's first Metro rail...

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 5:40am
  • Bombay Parsi Punchayet lets dissenting priests into Doongerwadi, fire temples

    The Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) has reached a settlement with the two petitioners who had challenged the former's ban on two priests from entering Doongerwadi and two fire temples belonging to the Punchayet. The Punchayet has lifted the ban, and it is learned that the two priests can conduct...

    Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 6:35am
  • Meet the woman who set Twitter buzzing with #MufflerMan

    Aarti Chadha is a known name among AAP volunteers. A resident of Chembur, Aarti is credited for setting Twitter abuzz for three weeks with '#MufflerMan', the hashtag which nailed the 'BJP's sinister campaign' on Arvind Kejriwal's attire.

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 6:20am
  • AAP volunteer who lost out on his home in his extreme step

    Suresh Acharya, AAP member on Tuesday was happy, emotional and cautious at the same time. Sitting in the room where other AAP volunteers cheered every lead, he found solace in the extreme decision he had taken. Acharya was among those who lost his sense of balance in supporting a party and being...

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 5:50am
  • Fighting for the Maundy Thursday and women priesthood

    Known for otherwise keeping pace with time and adopting outreach programs, the Church has seen certain issues which have eluded them, like Maundy (Holy) Thursday – a ritual when feet are washed by priests – and priesthood for women.

    Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 5:30am
  • Why should a woman keep changing her faith, asks Parsi married to Marwari man

    A thought has been nagging Goolrookh Gupta, a Parsi married to a non-Parsi. And it is, why a woman alone should keep changing her faith each time she marries. The question cropped up when an Anjuman (a Parsi body) in Valsad, Gujarat, from where her parents hail and live, made a resolution,...

    Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 5:15am
  • Bhendi Bazaar Urdu Festival promises to be bigger, better

    In its second year, event looks to delve deeper into the language's trajectory and ethos

    Tuesday, 3 February 2015 - 5:50am
  • Applicant awarded Rs 52,000 compensation from information commission

    BMC failed to provide road work related in 13 RTI applications to the same person

    Tuesday, 3 February 2015 - 7:35am