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Shalini Nair


The writer is a gender studies PhD scholar at the University of Sussex, UK

MHADA to remove the ‘slum’ from Slumdog kids
Wed, Feb 25, 2009

Rubina and Azhar,whom the world watched while Slumdog Millionaire sweeped the Oscars,have more good news in store when they return.

Centre’s yes to three more SEZs in state
Wed, Feb 25, 2009

The Centre on Monday approved three more Special Economic Zones totalling 157 hectares for Maharashtra.

Green clearance norms eased for developers Green clearance norms eased for developers norms eased for developers
Tue, Feb 24, 2009

Developers in the city who have been objecting to the stringent environmental norms for their projects have reason to cheer.

“We will keep our word… 10 lakh houses in two years”
Sun, Feb 22, 2009

The Central Government’s economic stimulus packages have laid special emphasis on the housing sector.

Tatas pay Rs 86 cr lease for BKC plot
Sat, Feb 21, 2009

At a time when land deals have come down to almost nil,the country’s largest private sector power utility,Tata Power,has taken a prime plot of land at the Bandra Kurla Complex on lease at Rs 86.11 crore.

Over 100 towers okayed,infrastructure can wait
Sun, Feb 15, 2009

The labyrinth of over 60-year-old buildings at Gola street in Fort has nothing to differentiate one from the other except for the narrow strips of soggy house gullies separating them.

Mill land auction: 90 acres more
Wed, Feb 11, 2009

The National Textile Corporation has drawn up a list of nine mills on a total of about 90 acres in the heart of the city which the government-run company plans to put on the block soon.

Landmark reconstruction hits a heritage block
Sun, Feb 08, 2009

The resurrection of the famed Hotel Sea Rock,15 years after it closed,has hit a roadblock again.

Finance Swelling Instrument,aka Floor Space Index
Sat, Feb 07, 2009

It’s a three-letter word that has been the nightmare of urban planners and the delight of builders. More so as many recent state government policies seemed to revolve around raising FSI,a move some critics brand as arbitrary and link it to elections due later this year.

New tag to induce tabela plot sale
Fri, Feb 06, 2009

Real estate developers scouring the city for that precious bit of land may just hit a bonanza in the form of 64 hectares of land. To encourage tabela owners to sell their land and move their cattle-sheds out of the city...

For every affordable home built,a hundred aspirants in the queue
Fri, Feb 06, 2009

For 25 years now,Vivek Vanjare’s father,an office assistant in a private Mumbai firm,doggedly tried his luck each time the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority came out with a housing scheme in the financial capital.

No money for second home? Own it along with others
Sun, Feb 01, 2009

With the second home market for scenic luxury villas and weekend getaway bungalows finding no takers in slowdown times,developers are looking at alternative means.

Navi Mumbai hospitality in focus
Sun, Jan 18, 2009

Close on the heels of increasing manifold the buildable area for star hotels in Mumbai,the state government has decided to extend the largesse to hotels in Navi Mumbai also.

UP engr’s death: his classmates seek justice
Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Three decades after they went their separate ways,the class of ‘79 at the IT-BHU has reunited for a purpose.

3 decades on,Class of ’79 reunites to fight for slain engineer
Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Three decades after they went their separate ways,the class of ’79 of IT-BHU (Institute of Technology,Banaras Hindu University) had a reunion of a different sort.

Eviction notice on removed ministers
Thu, Jan 15, 2009

The state government has issued notices to some former ministers who have not vacated their ministerial bungalows despite being dropped from the Cabinet more than a month ago.

All Aboard The Team Bus
Mon, Jan 12, 2009

“Train mein bahut dhakka bukki hota hai. Par ab hum khush hai,” says 13-year-old Pradeep Tangade,a resident of St Catherine of Siena Orphanage at Bandra.

Needn’t hurry yet to buy that new flat
Mon, Jan 12, 2009

It makes sense to continue waiting and watching before putting your money into that new flat,brokers and real estate consultants advise.

Panel ignites home dreams
Sun, Jan 11, 2009

In 2003,when his neighbour booked a new flat,Tejas Dalal planned to buy his 1one room-kitchen in Prabhadevi at Rs 5,800 per sq ft.

Cost cut for structures of concrete and steel
Tue, Jan 06, 2009

The state government has stepped in to broker peace between unrelenting builders and anxious buyers,planning a series of measures to make houses affordable.

‘Music is my tonic’
Sun, Mar 30, 2003

‘‘It was god’s gift.’’ Director of the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services Dr K Radha Krishna&#14...