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Sunanda Mehta


Sunanda Mehta is the author of The Extraordinary Life and Death of Sunanda Pushkar

How women cadets benefit the army
Sat, Jan 15, 2022

🔴 Sunanda Mehta writes: It will help address shortage of officers and also tackle the chauvinism, disguised as chivalry, that undoubtedly still exists

Life after Sunanda Pushkar
Sat, Aug 21, 2021

Sunanda Mehta writes: Trial by media has taken a toll and tested the tenacity of her family and friends.

Guns and Roses: Osho’s disciples recall their days in the wild, wild country
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Controversial spiritual leader Osho’s disciples, those who followed him from Koregaon, Pune, to Oregon, US, recall their days in the wild, wild country and why the the godman held such sway over them.

Behold Her, Singing in the Field
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

The last song of the Halakki Vollaligaru women, members of a tribe in coastal Karnataka.

Ajmal Kasab’s hanging felt like a stone on my head for two, three days: Meeran Borwankar
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Meeran Chadha Borwankar retired on Saturday after 36 years of police service. The former Inspector General (Prisons), Maharashtra, oversaw the hangings of Ajmal Kasab and Yakub Memon.

In Ajmal Kasab hanging, secrecy was priority. In Yakub Memon case, entire country was watching: Meeran Chadha Borwankar
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

Meeran Chadha Borwankar, former Maharashtra IG (Prisons), oversaw the hangings of Ajmal Kasab and Yakub Memon.

Riders on the storm: Six women get ready to sail the world
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

The first such naval team to make such an attempt.

Make road to root searches hurdle-free
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Every year, thousands of adopted individuals begin and end their journey to find their biological parents in Pune and other cities of Maharashtra that have traditionally been adoption hubs of the country.

Ghettoisation not in my name either
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

Pune cannot take for granted its reputation of being a safe and secular city. #NotInMyName has given it the opportunity to look within

Hey politicians, leave those kids alone
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

A few days ago BJP led government, which may or may not win award for promoting free speech, reviewed through Niti Ayog and rime Minister’s Office, as many as 114 autonomous institutes as part of first phase of the planned review of 679 institutions.

Was Prisoner No 16656, once at Yerawada, given special treatment?
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

The Bombay High Court wants to know why Sanjay Dutt was let off early for good behavior, but Pune wants closure from the high-profile case

Yours Truly, Aai: A Swedish woman, adopted from India, on a search that led her to her birth mother
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

“I hugged her and felt her bone structure. As we spoke, I spotted our similarities — both of us are very sure of what we want and don’t want," Liselotte, says of her biological mother.

Heads up for Pune bikers: City has least helmet compliance rate, most fatalities
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Pune comes up severely short in enforcing the helmet rule, which makes it a city with the highest number of two-wheeler accidents in the country

Bail to Pragya Thakur no surprise, says NIA’s ex-prosecutor
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

“After the NIA said they have no objection, what is there to be surprised about? It was to be expected,” said Salian

Rewrite the gender chapter: It’s time to bring sensibility into mainstream education
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

While deep set prejudices and gender biases are a disturbing fact of the society we live in, they become particularly dangerous when they are nurtured and propagated by people who guide and shape young minds.

Not Just a Pretty Face: Reita Faria, the first Asian to win Miss World
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

Before “beauty with a purpose” became the motto of the Miss World contest, a 23-year-old medical student from Bombay became the first Asian to win the pageant. Fifty years after her win, Reita Faria looks back at the night that changed her life, and the love it brought her way.

Hidden in plain sight
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Home to the largest monk population in the world, Mundgod in Karnataka remains a relatively undiscovered world.

Ring In The Old
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Doing away with retirement age has social benefits and makes economic sense.

Wife of colonel Santosh Mahadik, who died fighting terrorists in Kashmir, set to join Army
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

Colonel Mahadik’s death not just changed her life but also her professional goals.

Solace and the deep blue sea
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Goa is not just about fun, food and feni. It also heals those trying to get over a difficult time in their lives.

Coming of Age
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Actor and co-producer Mohan Agashe recounts the tumultuous journey of his film Astu, which deals with ageing and dementia.

Minders Of The Cinema
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Gajendra Chauhan and Pahlaj Nihalani seem to be acting out a common script

The Sum of All Misery: Holiday homework is the bane of the vacation
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Who cares about Aurangzeb's sieges, or why Alexander wanted to conquer India - why can't we just live in the present?

Over to the court: Salian, who raised first red flag
Sat, May 14, 2016

In the second supplementary chargesheet, the NIA dropped charges against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and five other accused.

Malegaon blasts case: Salian speaks up again after NIA’s U-turn
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Salian was reacting to The Indian Express report on how the NIA did a U-turn on Tuesday to oppose the discharge of the nine Muslim men facing terror charges in the case.