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Mumbai- #Goodnews- Now, death certificates to solicit eye donations

Sumitra Deb Roy,TNN | Feb 20, 2014, 02.06 AM IST The initiative puts the onus on the physician or hospital certifying the patient as dead to ask the bereaved family if they are willing to donate the eyes. MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal… Continue Reading →

#India -Dams for those who waste water, damn the tribals,damn the forests #WTFnews

  Hindustan times ec 18, Smruti Koppikar MUMBAI: The 12 dams on the westward flowing rivers outside the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), in various stages of planning and construction, to provide water to the region, are likely to cause enormous… Continue Reading →

Eviction of homeless at Mankhurd: BMC- Police- Builder Collusion

Vipul Kumar, Facebook    August 27, Mumbai: Today at about 11:00 am in the morning 150 homeless people of Agarwari were forcefully and illegally evicted by the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation from the pavement where they resided from the past… Continue Reading →

Mumbai is not “bursting at the seams” but at its extremities

Geography has a way of intruding on the historical development of cities. All three colonial cities — Madras, Calcutta and Bombay — had their origin as British fortified settlements, but only Mumbai has retained its commercial importance. Because Greater Mumbai… Continue Reading →

BMC – Keep Off Privatising Education #mustread

Vol – XLVIII No. 23, June 08, 2013 | Anand Teltumbde,EPW Today it is the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s decision to privatise its schools, tomorrow it may be the resolution of all the other municipalities of the country. I am grateful to Simantini… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Why this Hypocrisy? #slumdemolitions

  The demolitions in Ali talao, Kharodi, Malvani. Malad W. P north ward The background The informal settlement with about 300 households gets its name from Ali talao (a pond) situated next to the basti. Ali talao basti has been… Continue Reading →

Mumbai- Call HELPLINE 022-24131212 for any Mental Health Issue

100 calls a day, mental health helpline a hit Bhavika Jain, TNN May 23, 2013, MUMBAI: Life in fast-paced Mumbai seems to be taking a toll on its citizens. In just four days after the BMC launched its mental health helpline… Continue Reading →

Demolitions and the English press

Slum demolitions don’t attract press coverage; building demolitions do. Because buildings, not slums, are where people like us live. Where does this empathy go when slums are being demolished, asks JYOTI PUNWANI Pix: Medha fasts Posted/Updated Thursday, May 16 15:12:21, 2013 HERE’S LOOKING… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Demolition of a dream house

Alok Deshpande , The Hindu, may 1,2013 _ Campa Cola residents on protest against demolition notice (Source:- Facebook Community ‘Save Campa Cola Compound’) Mumbai is rapidly becoming a place for chosen few. Chosen, on the basis of money. The rich,… Continue Reading →

#Mumbai- Protest against Corporatization of Municipal Schools @March 16

  Corporatization of Municipal Schools – Disaster for Students, Parents and Teachers!   Cancel the decision of handing over education of 4 lakh municipal students   to Private organizations, NGOs and Companies!   Join the Protest on 16th March 2013!   In… Continue Reading →

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