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Motormen’s strike, potholes, breakdowns disrupt traffic flow to Thane

Office-goers were hassled on Friday morning, as disruption of train services led to five-hour-long traffic snarls on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. The traffic police blamed the mess on motormen’s strike, filling of potholes, breakdown of three vehicles during peak hours, repairs on Mumbra bypass road and barricading for Metro-4. With train services delayed, most took […]

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Mumbaiwale: A date with Instagram’s Dombivlikar

I know who Batman is. The anonymous operator of the popular Instagram account @Dombivlikar is a family man, a marketing professional, a longtime Dombivli resident and someone who clearly loves his part of the world. His feed, however, is where he shines as a superhero. Over the three years and 1,500 posts he’s shown viewers […]

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Economy isn’t sole factor in country’s well-being, growth

This year’s annual JSW Literature Live! Independence Day lecture featured professor Kaushik Basu, who teaches economics at Cornell University and has been Chief Economist of the World Bank as well as Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. The mighty impressive CV notwithstanding, I was unsure how the lecture, held last Monday at the […]