The court’s verdict is a welcome corrective to misogynistic rhetoric and helps make space for a truly cosmopolitan attitude in India
The Government Polytechnic Institute’s principal wants women students to wear salwar kameez and has also segregated the college canteen by gender.
Imperceptible rise in sea levels and changes in weather patterns is making Mumbai and the west coast of India more vulnerable to severe cyclonic storms.
Discrimination by Indian landlords to keep out religious minorities and single people are eroding the multicultural nature of India’s cities, analysts say.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
On January 14, the organisers tweeted saying that the David Guetta’s concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 15.
Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani lend their support to demands of Maharashtra’s workers
The fishermen fear that the project will affect the coastal area near Mumbai, threaten the natural aquatic ecosystem and consequently affect their livelihood.
Thousands of lives were destroyed forever, but barely anyone has been held accountable.
There are always those who say let’s move on, but then what do we move on to?
Reservation might not solve the problems of the Marathas, given that they are rooted in a failure of economic policies, and not social marginalisation
Delhi’s environment minister has indicated the leopard will be trapped for its safety – but these decisions have been about pleasing people and that doesn’t make things less dangerous.
There are several ad-hoc legislations and codes to promote energy efficiency in buildings but none that clearly use taxation as a fiscal tool.
By demanding an immediate ban on the decor of Goregaon Social, a Mumbai restaurant, the so-called representatives of the Catholic community have played into the hands of majoritarian nationalists.
Shome Basu travelled through three cities to document the ways in which people undertake the immersion of idols and how they approach environmental issues.
The Indian architect Bijoy Jain-designed bamboo structure will be the site for cultural events, including performances by Indian dance troupes, a street magic show and even a discussion about jugaad over the next few months.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
Almost all the major and medium dams of Maharashtra, including Manjra, Ujani and Terna are overflowing for the first time since 2010.
Changing road names is not about history but about cleansing.
Police said that two school children claimed that they saw men dressed in black carrying weapons near a naval facility in Uran.
Only a combination of Indian coercive and non-violent capabilities, and a willingness to bargain, can motivate Pakistan to remove the threat of violence. And just as threat of force alone will not work for India, terrorism won’t get Pakistan what it wants from India.
Urdu Markaz had been given the room in the Imamwada Urdu Municipal School by the municipal corporation in 1999 as part of a policy to offer space to community NGOs.
In one stroke, certain stretches of Mumbai’s seafront have been re-designated as “bays” , allowing for the construction of skyscrapers and towers close to the coastline
A two-judge division bench of the high court said that women should be allowed to enter the Haji Ali dargah along with men and asked the Maharashtra government to ensure safety for the women.
All available clues so far point towards an arsenal to store ammunition, but there is much more to the underground maze of rooms
MLA Ram Kadam of Maharashtra uses festivals like Rakshabandhan to forge personal ties with his electorate, giving away both gifts and promises.
Restricting women’s entry into religious spaces is not only against the principle of equality as enshrined in the Indian Constitution but also acts as a barrier to their socio-cultural development.
To ensure its growth, the Shiv Sena must ask itself some big questions.
This World Day Against Child Labour, the conversation should be about what it’s going to take to protect working children from abuse and violence.
Today, Nizam Bhai takes us to his favourite food haunts across the city!
Even through a life of crime and a stint in jail, Nizam bhai retained his love affair with food, finally setting up his own restaurant, Balle Bally.
The Gender Beat: Kerala Govt Refuses CBI Probe into Dalit Woman’s Rape-Murder; Girl Burnt Alive in Pakistan
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality
A large number of criminals get away scot-free in metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai, as more than half the victims do not report the crimes to the police.
Air pollution has become a global concern with rising air pollution levels, as outdoor air pollution in cities and rural areas across the world estimated to cause 3.7 million premature deaths in 2012, according to the WHO.
Sales have crashed and harassment by vigilante groups have increased; many butchers are contemplating moving out to other businesses
The Bombay high court admonished the BCCI, and the Maharashtra and Mumbai cricket associations over the wastage of water when the state is reeling under a severe drought, and suggested moving the IPL matches out of the state.
Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram ranked the highest of the 21 cities studied in the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems, but they still lagged behind benchmark cities London and New York.
One of India’s best known artists has not one but two exhibitions going on in his native Mumbai after a long time
Lawyers must uphold the dignity of the profession, says the statement
Public art in Mumbai, never very edifying, has been joined by some colourful and strange installations in different parts of the city.