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”
Category Archives: Life in Mumbai
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?”
Pigeon menace, what to do?
PIGEON HELL Mumbai runs for cover as an exploding population of pigeons, fed and fattened by easy availability of food, lays siege to the city. This was the headline in the Mumbai Mirror dated 20th April 2014 written by Virat Singh. This is what I propose: Figure 1 Pigeon Condo A pigeonContinue reading “Pigeon menace, what to do?”