Follow Us:
Monday, July 26, 2021

Kavitha Iyer


Kavitha Iyer works as Associate Editor with The Indian Express, Mumbai.

Rear view
Sun, Sep 13, 2009

Salim Makani,the man who drove L.K. Advani’s rath thrice,says the BJP’s seniors have to come together again....

Inside the 26/11 trial
Sun, Aug 02, 2009

Outside the Mumbai Central prison on the busy Sane Guruji Marg,the show of strength is absolute. On half of the road’s width that’s blocked to traffic...

Now,Dharavi project panel wants consultant out
Tue, Jun 09, 2009

Just when it appeared that the long-delayed Dharavi Redevelopment Project was on track,it has hit another obstacle...

Design in place for Dharavi makeover
Mon, May 18, 2009

A bold architectural design is now ready for a new Dharavi,complete with pedestrian-only roads,elevated walk-ways with green zones and a huge plaza housing residential and commercial units as well as schools and community spaces.

26/11 bullets still fresh,seat is ready for ballot
Wed, Apr 29, 2009

Mumbai-South was a complex enough place to begin with - home to some of India’s richest and most famous...

Dharavi redevelopment,infrastructure,pollution
Tue, Apr 28, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire number Jai Ho may have become the theme song for the Congress’ electioneering,but the theme of Dharavi as an election issue was sniffed out by the Shiv Sena as far back as 2007...

No ticket,but still on the campaign trail
Sat, Apr 25, 2009

Her political pedigree didn't suffice to win her a ticket to contest as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate in Mumbai,but Poonam Mahajan...

Shivraj out of bastion,BJP gains in reserved Latur
Tue, Apr 21, 2009

Who is Jaywant Awale? — this is a question you hear frequently in Latur’s urban street corners and its rural pockets.....

In Latur villages,BJP tests new ‘social engineering’ formula
Mon, Apr 20, 2009

“ACTOR,hau ka?” asks a woman in Kavthala village,nearly 100 km from Latur,accessibly only by a perilous drive on a narrow.....

‘100 pc cakewalk’ in Beed,says Munde
Mon, Apr 20, 2009

For BJP leader Gopinath Munde,the 45 degrees Celsius heat of Marathwada cannot be more scorching than the political skirmishes.....

Mourning Dharavi’s Favourite Peacenik
Mon, Apr 13, 2009

A couple of years after Mumbai’s worst communal riots in 1992-1993...

Downturn in Dharavi
Sun, Mar 01, 2009

From inspiring Slumdog Millionaire to putting Asia’s largest slum on the global tourist map,Dharavi’s industry and enterprise have spawned a million dreams.

Twitter Reporter
Mon, Feb 23, 2009

On July 12,2006,a day after serial blasts aboard the suburban railway threw a shocked hush over Mumbai...

Unkept promises and skewed plans
Sun, Feb 08, 2009

The sudden revival of interest among the Congress legislators to extend protection to encroachers who had set up their shanties before 2000...

Students bring Kashmir train link project to Mumbai
Wed, Jan 28, 2009

Coming from a city where trains are lifelines,these suggestions on the railway project in Jammu & Kashmir are straight from the heart.

Sonnet for a slum: Slumdog inspires a Dharavi song of hope
Wed, Jan 21, 2009

Slumdog millionaire's official India release may be three days away,but Dharavi on Tuesday underlined its position as a township with challenges and lessons to offer everyone from film-makers...

Pravin not mentally ill, I can’t believe what he’s done, says his wife
Sat, Apr 29, 2006

Pravin Mahajan’s wife Sarangi has told police that her husband is not mentally ill, but his behaviour “had been strange of late&#1...

Mumbai civic body admits: City not best for business
Mon, Feb 27, 2006

Hardselling the idea of a world-class Mumbai isn’t quite as elementary as it might appear. That’s why, when the Brihanmumbai Muni...

Putting the invisible warriors together
Thu, Jan 26, 2006

At 4,800 tonnes and with exhaust from engines generating 500 times your car’s horsepower, this hulk is an odd candidate for unobtrusive...

Mukesh wins Bandra bid at Rs 1,104 cr
Wed, Jan 18, 2006

Even the lowest bidder for this 7.5-hectare plot had quoted well over twice the minimum reserve price quoted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regi...

Too early, we need some time: India Inc
Thu, Oct 13, 2005

• It’s too early, the earthquake only occurred on Saturday.• When the Army is unable to work effectively, what can corporates...

No epidemic but the fear’s worse at new Ground Zero
Sat, Aug 13, 2005

A dozen neighbours dead in three days.That explains why this is Ground Zero, of an imagined epidemic but also of a very real fear, in Kherwa...

Mumbai drowns in own filth: only 40% have sewer access
Mon, Aug 08, 2005

Remember Amitabh Bachchan sloshing through a maze of stone drains after scoring a kill in Aakhri Raasta? It was a film set, but in the Briha...

Cong picks Dutt daughter for his seat
Sat, Jul 02, 2005

Before her twentieth birthday, Priya Dutt had already begun a political journey that reached a milestone on Friday.It was in mid-1987 that P...

Curry chain uses Gandhi image to peddle meat
Sat, Jun 18, 2005

From Ganesha to Gandhi. You may think that India has come a long way. Think again. It is not the debate between tradition and modernity. It&...