Women's Day Special: Civic school loos suck. Period - 9 months ago
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 teacher, and then head home.
Maharashtra left high & dry - 10 months ago
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.
Newly elected MP to push for womens empowerment - 11 months ago
Cong MP Rajani Patil says she will push for more representation of women in the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.
Delhi gang-rape: Track down cars that didnt stop to help - 11 months ago
Vasudha Dhagamwar, womens 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.
Parties manifestos mum on womens safety - 11 months ago
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 womens safety in public places, their places of work and homes.
Mumbai turns lab rat for urban thinktank - 1 year ago
Constrained by its geography and the holder of multiple dubious distinctions including being among the worlds most unlivable cities Mumbai will yet again dream of being a trailblazer city when the think tank BMW-Guggenheim Lab comes to town today.
DNA investigations: Mishra dupes Thakur with a Rahul Gandhi bait - 1 year ago
A Congress legislator from suburban Mumbai was recently cheated of several lakhs by a man who claimed he was close to Gandhi.
DNA Investigations: Congress link in Associateds Mumbai plot - 1 year ago
Housing society comes up in plot allotted to Associated Journals for press, library in 83.
DNA Investigations: More shells behind Purti; BJP stands by Nitin Gadkari - 1 year ago
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.
Fresh Purti secrets out; BJP split on Nitin Gadkari - 1 year ago
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.