Shweta Bhutada

Shweta Bhutada is an MA student at Sciences Po, Paris, School of International Affairs.

Articles By Shweta Bhutada

The uniform code

Under-representation of Muslims in police and army hurts the constitutional project of multi-cultural India

Mumbai emergency room: Kasturba hospital to get a 10-bed isolation ward

After being criticised for admitting all infectious patients in one ward, the civic body is constructing a new isolation facility for patients affected with infectious diseases.

New to the Mumbai: People in the city never sleep, are tireless, says Sujan Sengupta

Being an aspiring musician and sound engineer, the support for independent music that the city offers is much appreciated by Sujan.

Six dead in Mumbai building collapse, several trapped

Victims are believed to be construction workers who were involved in the three-storey building’s repair work

BMC plans increased FSI for Mumbai’s gaothans, koliwadas

However, those agitating for greater buildable space in these areas have found the new proposal inadequate.

Postcard from a Mumbai village: Time seems to have left Machhimar Nagar untouched

It now stands on four plots of land reserved by the government for Mumbai’s fisherfolk in the posh Badhwar Park locality.

Mumbai girl’s suicide: Neighbours say she was tense over chemistry exam results

The incident occurred around 7:30 pm. The girl was rushed to an on-campus hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar’s event venue changed

The event was set to be held at the Janata Shikshan Sanstha in Worli village but was moved to Tilak Nagar after the school revoked its No Objection Certificate (NOC).

Mumbai car lift shaft accident: 26-yr-old driver was sole breadwinner of family, was to get married in November

Javed lived with his parents and elder brother and was the sole breadwinner in the family.

Mumbai Emergency Room: Plan to convert Mazgaon maternity home to cancer hospital gathers dust

The hospital would have been the BMC’s first initiative for a cancer specialty hospital on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis with cost of treatment on par with that at the Tata Memorial Center in Parel, which provides treatment at highly subsidised rates.

Mumbai campus buzz: Biometric system to help colleges keep clear attendance record

Putting an end to these allegations, a few of the city colleges have now moved on to a biometric system for marking attendance in the hope that it will help remove errors that come with the old systems, and with the hope of ending the old practice of proxy attendance.

New to Mumbai: ‘In the city of dreams, to chase my dream’

For Sharma, who now lives in a rented apartment in Andheri with two friends, until a few years ago, moving to Mumbai was unimaginable for the 26-year-old.

Mumbai: Generations-old paan shop still a favourite night pit-stop

The paan shop was started by Shyamasharan Tiwari in 1957 and is now run by his grandson, Bharatkumar Tiwari, with the help of his four brothers

Maharashtra: Choked by construction, Bhandup fights to preserve what it’s left with

Over a 100 years old, Bhandup village is home to at least 6,000 people of the Koli and Agri communities who were displaced from the Vihar lake area after construction commenced there.

City schools do their bit to raise awareness on water conservation

The aim is to make the students more responsible about using water and to make them understand the severity of the drought in several regions of Maharashtra.

Life on the local: These rail enthusiasts’ hobby benefits regular travellers

The member of the IRFCA has pioneered several initiatives for change in the Mumbai locals.

End of an era: Mumbai bids goodbye to last DC local

On Saturday, the last rake was all decked up, decorated with lights and flowers to mark the end of the DC local trains era in the country.

Maharashtra: Century-old sacred tank gears up to welcome Royal couple

Banganga was built in 1127 AD by a minister of the Silhura dynasty. It was restored after being destroyed by the Portuguese in 1715, through funds donated by a businessman, Rama Kamath.

Mumbai gets its first-ever AC local train

Built at a cost of Rs 54 crore, the first AC local train has no general or first class compartments.