Sanjana Bhalerao

Articles By Sanjana Bhalerao

‘Anything but mithi’, say local residents

Mithi is anything but what its name suggests — sweet. Originating at Vihar lake, the Mithi is now covered with water hyacinth, garbage, plastic, sewage, traversing 17.8 km through slums, squatters, industrial and residential complexes of Powai, Saki Naka, Kurla and Vakola before ending at Mahim.

Stuffed animals of a different kind: ‘Taxidermy not only for museums, but for research too’

The specimens, used mostly for research purposes, are preserved through the ancient art of taxidermy. However, experts feel that the craft is slowly dying with it being confined to museums.

Mumbai North: BJP scored in all 6 Assembly segments; Congress trailed in Marathi, minority areas

BJP candidate Gopal Shetty’s victory margin of 4,46,247 votes — higher than in 2014 — over Matondkar suggests that he found as much support in the Marathi and minority-dominated Assembly segments as he did in his traditional Gujarati and Marwari voter base.

No bidder for waste-to-energy plant at Deonar, BMC extends tender deadline once again

The Bombay High Court in April had extended the permission to the BMC to continue dumping of 3,000 metric tonnes of solid waste at Deonar ground till December 31, calling it a last extension.

Mumbai: Main pipeline obstructs storm water drain work in Hindmata

Hindmata junction is among the chronic flood-prone spots in the city during monsoon. Until a decade ago, rainwater at the junction would not recede for hours.

2014 hawkers’ survey lapses, rehabilitation may be hit

Under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, the BMC has to conduct such a survey every five years.

Mumbai: 2,765 ‘dangerous’ manholes get protective grills

The move comes nearly two years after a doctor died after falling into an open manhole on a flooded road near Prabhadevi. Senior gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar had fallen into the manhole on August 29, 2017.

Mumbai Coastal Road: BMC receives 416 queries on project

People who posted queries have sought clarification on additional open space that will be available post reclamation, feasibility and need for the project and studies done by BMC to conclude that Coastal Road is the only solution to Mumbai’s transportation challenges, among others.

Mumbai: Water cuts leave residents harried, many say waiting for hours for just a trickle

A kilometre from Mount Mary, at Pimpleshwarwadi in Bandra, Mamta Dhuri said the situation was worse in slums. “Here five families are assigned one tap. Sometimes we have to wait for hours to get a pailful.”

Trolled after man slipped into open manhole, BMC to file defamation suit

Civic body says wrongly targeted as the manhole was located on pvt premises

Flora Fountain Mumbai: Landscaping at final stage, fountain plaza to be fully open in a month

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now working on landscaping, illumination and a 10,000-sq ft plaza around the structure, on the lines of the Trafalgar Square in London.

Mumbai: Two months’ stock in 7 lakes supplying water to city

At 17.86 per cent, lowest water stock recorded in the last three years

Mumbai: 7,854 banners, posters removed by BMC

In all, the BMC pulled down 7,854 banners and posters from public and private properties since the model code of conduct came into force.

Mumbai North: Christians move on from Gopal Shetty’s ‘foreigners’ remark, seek development

Gopal Shetty, in 2018, had reportedly said that while Hindus and Muslims fought together for Independence, Christians, who he described as “angrez” (British), didn’t participate in India’s freedom struggle, angering the community.

Funded by social group, ‘poorest’ candidates join poll race in Mumbai Lok Sabha elections

Of the eight candidates at the bottom rung economically, Sneha (Sagar) Kale (total assets Rs 1,500), Jatin Harne (total assets Rs 2,082), both transgenders, and Rajesh Dayal (total assets Rs 5,000), who is visually impaired, are affiliated to the Durbal Ghatak Aghadi led by Vilas Rupwate.

State-of-the-art video wall, more rain gauges to improve forecast: KS Hosalikar

K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director General, Western Region, IMD, talks about forecasting facilities, localised weather updates and thunderstorm in the state in an interview with The Indian Express.

Golden jackal rescued from residential area in Navi Mumbai

The jackal was spotted by residents, who initially confused it to be a dog. After realising that it was not a dog, they contacted RAWW (Resqink Association of Wildlife Welfare).

Leopard cub reunited with mother after 6-day operation

The forest department team, including range forest officer and a veterinarian, conducted the medical examination of the cubs. The cub was found to be around 30-40 days old weighing two kgs. The postmortem of the other cub revealed the cause of death as starvation.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Demand for selfies galore as ‘Mumbai chi Mulgi’ hits the campaign trail in Kandivali

The 48-year-old electoral debutante has since also moved to Kandivali (West), shifting base to the constituency she is contesting from in the general elections. Her election office is in Borivali (West).

Parties deploy social media warriors to target 18 to 35 age group via Instagram and Snapchat

With the expanse of social media, politicians are also going beyond sharing updates but using it as an interactive medium.