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Kavitha Iyer

  • Women's Day Special: Civic school loos suck. Period

    When faeces overflow from the choked Indian-style toilets outside the Kaka Nagar civic school building in Mumbra, the boys shrug and get on with it. The girls, on the rare occasion that they came to school "unprepared" for their monthly period, send a coy message to the class monitor or a woman...

    Friday, 8 March 2013 - 8:30am
  • Maharashtra left high & dry

    The second consecutive drought has left rural Maharashtra, particularly the Marathwada region, in a precarious situation. Farmers, picking their ruined crop and counting the huge losses, have pinned their hopes on a bevy of relief measures with national and state elections due in 2014.

    Monday, 14 January 2013 - 8:00am
  • Newly elected MP to push for women’s empowerment

    Cong MP Rajani Patil says she will push for more representation of women in the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.

    Wednesday, 9 January 2013 - 8:00am
  • Delhi gang-rape: ‘Track down cars that didn’t stop to help’

    Vasudha Dhagamwar, women’s activist, law professor and founder-member of MARG, says the years since the Mathura judgment are proof that a combination of factors prevents judges from ordering harsher sentences for rape convicts.

    Sunday, 6 January 2013 - 9:00am
  • Parties’ manifestos mum on women’s safety

    Notwithstanding the barrage of condolence messages and statements on the death of the rape victim from politicians, political parties have little to show by way of commitment to women’s safety in public places, their places of work and homes.

    Monday, 31 December 2012 - 7:00am
  • Mumbai turns lab rat for urban thinktank

    Constrained by its geography and the holder of multiple dubious distinctions — including being among the world’s most unlivable cities — Mumbai will yet again dream of being a trailblazer city when the think tank BMW-Guggenheim Lab comes to town today.

    Sunday, 9 December 2012 - 8:30am
  • 'DNA' investigations: Mishra dupes Thakur with a Rahul Gandhi bait

    A Congress legislator from suburban Mumbai was recently cheated of several lakhs by a man who claimed he was close to Gandhi.

    Monday, 26 November 2012 - 9:30am
  • 'DNA' Investigations: Congress link in Associated’s Mumbai plot

    Housing society comes up in plot allotted to Associated Journals for press, library in ’83.

    Monday, 5 November 2012 - 9:00am
  • 'DNA' Investigations: More shells behind Purti; BJP stands by Nitin Gadkari

    Kandois of Kolkata recently said they no longer have any connection with Purti or Gadkari after their companies exited PPSL in 2009; but DNA found that the Kandois are listed as directors in the third level of shareholding firms.

    Saturday, 27 October 2012 - 7:00am
  • Fresh Purti secrets out; BJP split on Nitin Gadkari

    Board member Shivam Kailash Sharma, a resident of a middle-class suburban housing society on Saki Vihar Rd at Powai, admitted being approached by Kolkata-based Rajendra Kumar Bihani four months back.

    Friday, 26 October 2012 - 6:00am