Abha Goradia

Abha works with the Mumbai bureau and covers the education beat as well as other stories she finds interesting.

Articles By Abha Goradia

Aarey unnecessarily flared up, can’t make policy not to fell trees: Atul Bhatkhalkar

"Overall, because of trade war between China and the US, the economy has been going through rough weather. Good decision has been taken by the government through introduction of reforms. As of today, we are the fastest growing economy," says Atul Bhatkhalkar.

Let down by ‘glamour quotient’ in LS polls, Cong fields local faces in Mumbai North

While the faces may not be too popular, the party hopes that the candidates will win due to their own local connections and goodwill in the constituency.

BJP’s Sagar eyes hattrick, Congress’s Budheliya plays son-of-soil card in Charkop

In 2014 assembly elections, Sagar had managed to get 96,040 out of the total 1,58,296 votes in the constituency.

Maharashtra elections: In a corner of Malad, the struggle for a playground

An empty lot that would not qualify as a playground but was being used by the neighborhood children is now cramped with parked rickshaws throughout the day.

Aarey tree-cutting: Section 144 lifted, 29 protesters get bail

While granting bail, the court observed that most of the protesters arrested were students and women and that there was no need to keep them in jail.

Mumbai Suburban Collector’s office issues notices to officials skipping election training

Government employees are deployed as polling personnel as per Section 26 (sub-section 1 and 3) of the Representation of People Act, 1951. Returning officers of each constituency were asked to report the names of those who did not show up for the training.

Malad West: Two-term Cong MLA to square off against former colleague

Malad West has been a Congress bastion for over 20 years, and its two-term MLA Aslam Shaikh is now contesting the state election for the third time. Before 2009, Kandivali and Malad together formed the Kandivali constituency, and Congress member P U Mehta was its elected representative.

Low-cost portable diabetic foot screener makes debut at IIT-Bombay innovation camp

A brainchild of IIT-Bombay alumnus and innovator Nishant Kathpal, the Stiffness Measurement Unit (STIMU) and was launched by Padma Vibhushan Dr Anil Kakodkar in presence of IIT-B director Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri.

‘Changing with times’, MU to undergo administrative overhaul

The changes will focus on decentralising the burden on key university officials such as the vice-chancellor and pro vice-chancellor, and to speed up the decision-making process.

‘A Tale of Natives’: Contributions of Mumbai’s earliest migrants to heritage, culture documented in film

‘A Tale of Natives’, directed by Amol Aglave and conceptualised by Santosh Pathare, was screened on Saturday to explain the Somvanshi Kshatriya Pathare community’s roots and its evolution.

Nehru Science Centre: Now, see the power, properties of high-voltage current

At the facility, called ‘Sparkling High Voltage Demonstration’, spread over 1,300 sqft, visitors get to see from close range the power and properties of electric current through a spectacular display of sparks and sounds.

Mumbai: Teachers plan film festival on science concepts taught in schools

The ‘Navnirman Science Education Short Film Festival’ is being hosted by NGO NavNirman Vidnyan Prabodhan.

Mumbai University: Power failure, dirty toilets at Thane campus, students tell Yuva Sena chief

Apart from the condition of the washroom, students have complained of power failures and an unclean campus, as well as not being given identification cards.

Rainfed agency to make action plan for drought-prone districts

The NRAA will develop similar action plans for other districts in a list of 151, including in Maharashtra, identified as drought-prone according to a study by ICAR based on parameters set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

After round 2 of FYJC admissions: Less than 70% eligible students admitted to junior colleges so far

School Education Minister Ashish Shelar has announced a special round for students who could not secure admissions.

QS World Graduate Employability Rankings: IIT-Bombay tops among Indian institutes

Among Indian institutes, IIT-Bombay was followed by IIT-Delhi (151-160), IIT-Madras (171-180), University of Delhi (191-200), IIT-Kharagpur (201-250) and Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (251-300). University of Mumbai ranked in the range of 251-300.

Birth centenary of Dr Vikram Sarabhai: ISRO teams up with SIES school for exhibition

To facilitate interaction of students with ISRO scientists and expose them to scaled models of satellites and launch vehicles, close to 170 schools have registered to take part in the exhibition.

Mumbai University dumps ‘colonial robes’ for Indian attire at convocation

Former human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar had last year urged all universities across the country to replace “British-inspired” convocation attire with traditional Indian clothes as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

Maharashtra board Class X e-learning app’s beta version hits right note

The app is among a slew of initiatives taken by the MSBSHSE’s e-Balbharti department to create its own e-learning platform to provide learning material at affordable rates to students.

Mumbai: Ganpati collections ‘only slightly’ lower than last year, mandals blame it on heavy rainfall

Donations for ‘Lalbaugcha Raja’, the city’s most well-known Ganpati, touched Rs 6.05 crore this year as compared to Rs 6.5 crore last year.