Real Heroes of Mumbai

I have seen a few heroes and heroines in reel and real life. Often the reel heroes seem larger than life and get a lot of adulation because of what they are seen to be doing. But here I want to present to you one man, Nandakumar Pawar, who in my opinion is a realContinue reading “Real Heroes of Mumbai”

Slums burn while Politicians pave the way for even more disasters

Yesterday there was a huge fire in an illegal slum colony in a northern suburb of Mumbai called Kandivali. Over 2000 shanties were burnt, fortunately there were only two casualties. The strange fact was that these were all illegal settlements, many of them owned by local politicians, who have even gone to the extent ofContinue reading “Slums burn while Politicians pave the way for even more disasters”

Marching to save Mumbai’s rivers

On 1st March 2015, More than 800 Mumbaiites dedicated their Sunday morning to walk the extra mile for the city’s rivers, literally. As part of the March Walkatahon, people of all age groups, including 300 school students from Rustomjee school, marched along the 5-km stretch of the Dahisar riverfront to raise awareness about the poorContinue reading “Marching to save Mumbai’s rivers”

Stop rescuing street kids

Government asks orphanage to shut down: Vision in Social Arena aka VISA is an orphanage for approximately 40 children aged 6-18 situated in Mira Road north of Mumbai. It was started in 2000 by John Abraham who was moved by compassion for abandoned street children. Now the government has served him a notice asking himContinue reading “Stop rescuing street kids”

You too can help to catch corrupt officials

ACB [Anti-Corruption Bureau] trapped 508 officials in 4 months in Mumbai, India City Police Chief, State Dept Heads List Action Plan To Curb Graft, reports the Times of India Prafulla Marpakwar TNN 14th May 2014 Mumbai: A deputy collector, a public works [PWD] Executive Engineer, a senior Police Inspector, and a Principal of a leading collegeContinue reading “You too can help to catch corrupt officials”

Drinking water or Sewage?

Civic body faces takeover if Ulhas River remains polluted   This is really shocking. Does the Municipality and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board [MPCB] have to be told to do this? Drinking water is a basic requirement for everybody. What is stopping them from destroying he life of millions of innocent people? I am glad thatContinue reading “Drinking water or Sewage?”