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By P V Durga: Yesterday, a strike organized by a taxi union called Swabhiman in Mumbai saw the roads sans taxis or auto- rickshaws until 5 PM. This strike was targeted against private aggregators such as Ola, Uber, and others. ...
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By Atharva Pandit: “Are you here to bring my son back?” the question took us by surprise, but it shouldn’t have. As we made our way through the small, dark lanes of Cheeta Camp, Trombay, it was soon to be ...
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Submitted Anonymously: Picture this: Railway station, one in the afternoon. A suburb of Mumbai. Girl rushing to a birthday party, realises she doesn’t have the balance on her “Smart Card” to get a ticket. Gets a ticket, then, seeing as ...
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By Anesa Kratovac: A few days ago, I got the opportunity to visit the Dharavi slum of Mumbai, and although I was reluctant about the whole idea of foreign spectators gaining access to a closed community and behaving like they ...
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By Surangya Kaur: It’s a non-working weekday and Shubhangi is making the most of it away from work, trying to figure out the lyrics for a new song. She is twenty five and has released her first extended play (Talking ...

The Dabbawalas of Mumbai, as amazing as they already are, have come up with a very simple solution to an extremely complex problem which involves 200 thousand children going hungry on the streets of the city each day. Remember the ...
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By Aishwarya Iyer: Having been brought up in Delhi, I have never been too fond of Mumbai. Delhi is home for me and I was always surprised to hear people talking so soulfully about Mumbai’s greatness when all I see ...
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By Kayonaaz Kalyanwala- Video Volunteers: The morning of 20th May 2014 came as a blow to the 600 residents of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Nagar slums. As the rest of Mumbai came to life that day; as lunches got packed, vendors got ready ...
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By Ankita Ranjan: Education is the stepping stone to development. Educate the children and improve the society. However, in today’s declining economy, education is meant only for those who can easily afford two square meals a day. It is an ...
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By Pranav Tonsekar:  Operation Black Dot is an initiative by the DDB Mudra Group and The Thincquisitive Foundation to make voting easy, engaging and fun for the urban youth of Mumbai. Our efforts are targeted towards streamlining the voter registration ...
Kranti

By Kranti: Kranti, an NGO that empowers girls from Mumbai’s red-light areas to become agents of social change — was asked to leave their home and office on 29 March 2014. The NGO has been given one month notice to ...
Delhi vs Mumbai

By Saanya Gulati: The following statement comes as a shock to many: I am from ‘Bombay and Delhi!’ Anyone who is well versed with the eternal rivalry between India’s two largest metropolises knows that being a ‘Bombay-Delhi Girl’ is simply ...
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By Mayank Jain:  A 30-year-old woman, who is blind by birth had to go across railway tracks to reach the platform. She lost her balance and fell. The train ran over her arm and she had to get it amputated. ...
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By Tanaya Singh: When Photoshop gets a chance to meet the spirit of Mumbai to reach its destination on time, everyday, against all odds; this is what we get. With monorail’s debut last Sunday, let’s hope the line helps Mumbai’s ...
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By Sonia Srinivasan: Girangaon – The Village of Mills is changing each day into Mumbai’s high rise urban dream. But Girangaon, once an amalgamation of rural cultures and traditions is still alive. One such example is the Burud Galli (Lane) ...
Milind Deora

By Surendra Srivastava: Dear Mr. Deora, I am writing this open letter with regards to your recent online petition requesting for citizen signatures in support of your demand for directly elected empowered mayor for Mumbai. Today, on the 5th anniversary ...
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Story and Photographs By Kaustubh Pednekar Written By  Sonia Srinivasan: The Kolis were the first inhabitants of the seven islands of Mumbai that form the modern city. Their hamlets were located in Mahim, Worli, Dharavi, Dongri and Juhu, all sea ...
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By Milind Deora: Mumbai deserves better. The recent, unfortunate rape incident is a reflection of a deeper malaise. Like you, I am overwhelmed with grief and anger. Like you, I’m pained to see this city decay. Like you, I want ...

By Lohita Turlapati: For over three years, while on my way to school, I have regularly noticed slum dwelling women collecting water in bottles of bisleri that are attached to long wooden sticks by dipping them into the manholes on ...
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By Aditi Thakker: I’d like to introduce you to my brilliant 6th Graders at Babasaheb Ambedkar English School in Mumbai. At this government school (BMC) in Worli, the children come from low-income families from local areas and are being taught by ...
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By Ignatius Joseph: Bangalore and Mumbai rode for the Arctic on September 15, 2013 when hundreds of people gathered for a cycle rally in both cities to challenge oil corporations like Shell who are trying to drill for oil in the ...

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