Mayura Janwalkar

Articles By Mayura Janwalkar

The hand that feeds

Life lessons from those who wield the spatula in kitchens.

There is very little awareness among masses that women too can be seafarers: Suneeti Bala

In 2010, Suneeti Bala became the first woman chief engineer onboard a marine vessel. Bala is the managing trustee and co-founder of the International Women Seafarers Foundation (IWSF) that was launched in 2017.

Maharashtra: In coastal areas, the big catch this poll season — curbing LED-light fishing

‘Issues like nationalism and patriotism are all very well, but they aren’t relevant here’.

How oil refinery project gave birth to an election candidate

A determined supporter of the refinery project that was denotified by the state government in March, 39-year-old Pandharinath Amberkar maintains that the opposition to the project was based on rumours and misgivings.

Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency: Nanar oil refinery scrapped but doubts linger ahead of polling

The Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Lok Sabha constituency, in which the villages affected by the proposed refinery project fall, is a seat contested by the Shiv Sena with its incumbent MP Vinayak Raut looking to retain his place in the Lok Sabha.

Convicted of Pune rape-murder, two issued execution warrants

This will be the first execution in Maharashtra after July 30, 2015, when Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case, was hanged at Nagpur Central Prison.

Next time, Shiv Sena will have 4-5 Union ministers, I won’t be alone: Geete

Lone Shiv Sena MP in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, Anant Geete says he is not just confident of winning the seventh term from Raigad Lok Sabha constituency, but also a berth in the Union cabinet. He tells The Indian Express why the BJP-Shiv Sena combine is stronger than ever before

Raigad: Defeated by small margin in ’14, NCP’S Sunil Tatkare takes Geete head on

ON A humid weekday afternoon in the Muslim-dominated Jui village, former state minister and NCP leader Sunil Tatkare takes the podium under a tasseled canopy. Opening for Tatkare was former Congress MLA Manikrao Jagtap, who describes him as “Raigadcha vaarasdar, Sunil Tatkare Khaasdaar (the heir of Raigad, Sunil Tatkare Member of Parliament)”. In the audience, […]

Six acquitted in Nashik murder case: After 13 years on death row, ‘I never imagined I would get to see the sea in my life’

Ambadas, Bapu, Rajya Shinde, Raju Shinde, Suresh Shinde and another member of their family who was later held to be a juvenile at the time of the offence by the court — were reunited with their families in Jalna last month after years of incarceration.

Are we going back to a time when caste, religion was above everything else?: Priya Dutt

Congress candidate from Mumbai North Central, Priya Dutt, who maintains that voters appeared to have been “brainwashed” in the 2014 polls, says the tide has turned this time. The two-time MP, who lost the seat in 2014, says the political narrative over the last five years has set the country back by many years. She tells The Indian Express why questioning anybody’s nationalism is not her agenda.

From ‘gaalis’ to ‘taalis’ — a new journey for musicians on Mumbai’s local trains

Among the weary, the stressed, the impatient and, very often, irritable commuters, many find a rupee or two to spare but a kind word is hard to come by.

‘Election results will decide who is bigger brother, BJP or Sena’: Maharashtra BJP president

The Shiv Sena and the BJP ironed out their creases after state Minister Arjun Khotkar withdrew his demand to be allowed to contest the Lok Sabha election from Jalna. Raosaheb Patil Danve tells The Indian Express why he feels the ‘Modi-wave’ is greater than it was in 2014.

After 13 years on death row, 5 men finally walk free: The fear never leaves you

In an unprecedented decision, the Supreme Court, after restoring the appeals of the six convicts on death row, not only set aside their conviction and death sentence but also asked the state to pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh to each of them

Supreme Court acquits 6: Handing death, Bombay HC had said brutal acts, away from humanity

The court’s observation may assume a whole new meaning after the Supreme Court’s acquittal of the six, and recalling its own order sentencing them to death.

‘We have shown very little interest in our maritime past’

A former professor of Ancient Indian History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, Ray pointed out that a city like Mumbai should have a maritime museum. “We have a huge coastline but how many maritime museums do we have in the country? Shouldn’t Mumbai have at least a major maritime museum?"

26/11 attacks: At Badhwar Park, how a ODI match saved many from terrorists’ bullets

That Badhwar Park was spared, they said, was all thanks to cricket. That evening, India was playing England in the fifth ODI of a seven-match bilateral series in Cuttack and the fishermen were glued to their television sets in their sea-side homes.

26/11 attacks: Security up, but securing coastline a work in progress

In the last ten years, ICG has carried out 347 operations based on inputs generated by intelligence agencies and 180 coastal security exercises.

Medical establishments to be covered under 2017 Act: Bombay High Court

Under the act establishments of medical practitioners including clinics, hospitals and dispensaries, with 10 or more employees are to be registered with the state government and those with lesser staff to be intimated to the local facilitator.

Mahatma Swachh Bharat: ‘If surroundings are not clean, we can’t be at ease… Gandhiji taught us this’

In the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, the historical significance of the complex is not lost on Teli, among the thousands of workers at the frontlines of Swachh Bharat, the flagship cleanliness scheme launched on Gandhi Jayanti four years ago.

Footloose in Nallasopara

Long, long ago, the lanes of Virar gave Bollywood its biggest dancing star in Govinda. Now from this region on Mumbai’s fringes are emerging TV dance show stars, YouTube hits, and film debuts. Next up, finds The Sunday Express, is 150 participants facing off in a ‘World Dance League’