Mumbai Confidential: Pedalling on

Even during his previous stint as civic commissioner in Pune between 2007 and 2009, Mumbai municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi had actively promoted cycling and had even initiated a “No vehicle day” in the Pune Municipal Corporation. Mumbai municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi wants to actively promote the use of bicycles as a mode of transport in […]


Mumbai: Man dragged by truck carrying construction material, dies

Police said the incident happened around 3.30 pm on Friday when a truck, carrying construction material, was passing through the area. A 45-year-old watchman died in a freak accident at a Metro construction site at Kandivali (West), police said Saturday. Police said the incident happened around 3.30 pm on Friday when a truck, carrying construction […]


Raj-Sonia meet – a tectonic shift in Indian politics?

I am now fully convinced of Sharad Pawar’s magical powers of persuasion over Sonia Gandhi. For years, Congressmen have been resigned to the fact that no matter how hard they work to convince her against Pawar, it takes the NCP president just minutes to bring her round to his point of view and get her […]


Mumbai school hosts parent-student workshop

Vivekanand English High School, Kurla (East), recently hosted this year’s Parent Student Workshop, which was conducted by the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC). The annual workshop is organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The workshop is being organised for the last 20 years, with the active support of school principals […]


Mumbai’s auto drivers call off proposed strike

A proposed strike by autorickshaw drivers in Mumbai on Tuesday was called off after Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis agreed to hold a meeting with union leaders to discuss their demands. Autorickshaw drivers had threatened to go on a strike in support of their demands, which included a hike in fares. Fadnavis will on Tuesday […]