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Ranjona Banerji

  • The media slug-fest over the Tehelka sexual assault case

    Let’s get this out of the way first: if an alien visited India and only watched primetime debates on news TV, he or she might conclude that we are a civilisation based on the tenets of shouting and interrupting with snarling, red-faced hectoring humans controlling events and throwing charges at...

    Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 10:48am
  • Tall talks of reinvention when Mumbai is already dead

    The gang rape of a photojournalist shows how unsafe the city is even during the day.

    Saturday, 24 August 2013 - 6:58am
  • Wanted: Ideas for wasting time and money

    The Central Zoo Authority has turned down the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s grandiosely idiotic plan to spend Rs500-odd crore to redevelop the Mumbai zoo.

    Thursday, 26 May 2011 - 12:43am
  • Rifts in police let criminals run free

    Once again the Mumbai police’s strange and callous ways of operating have been exposed.

    Thursday, 19 May 2011 - 1:27am
  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s fantasy

    As someone on Twitter suggested, members of the planning commission should be given Rs587 a month and asked to live in an Indian city. I would go a step further and invite them to Mumbai.

    Thursday, 12 May 2011 - 1:25am
  • Time to get justice for Mumbai

    November 2008 comes up first of course, when for the first time we managed to capture a terrorist in the act and through him managed to expose all the lies told by Pakistan whenever it is confronted with evidence of its involvement on attacks on India.

    Thursday, 5 May 2011 - 4:56am
  • Mumbai — Urbs prima no more

    Now, instead, Mumbai is famous for paani-puri wallahs who relieve themselves in cooking pots.

    Friday, 29 April 2011 - 3:00am
  • Who knew builders took black money?

    All parents must have been quite relieved to read in the papers this week that the government’s new rules on school buses are about to be implemented.

    Thursday, 21 April 2011 - 1:00am
  • Of high alcohol taxes and cruel April

    April is cruel because this is the month which marks the beginning of the time when the Maharashtra government has decided that we can no longer drown our sorrows without murdering our bank balances.

    Thursday, 14 April 2011 - 3:00am
  • Save us from our politicians

    In the 42 years since the anti-corruption Lokpal bill was introduced, we've allowed politicians to get away with murder.

    Thursday, 7 April 2011 - 3:22am