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Mumbai Sinking: City Can’t Even Spend Its Money

Mumbai Sinking: City Can’t Even Spend Its Money

  Over the last decade, the budget estimates of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) — one of Asia’s richest municipal organisations — have grown by 513 per cent,…

How India’s Crumbling Cities Guard Their Secrets

How India’s Crumbling Cities Guard Their Secrets

  The “Big Data” mania appears to have gained exceptional momentum over the last few years. With increasing Internet and mobile penetration, we can now measure almost anything – from…

Mumbai’s Biggest Killer Is Tuberculosis

Mumbai’s Biggest Killer Is Tuberculosis

  JP Davidson    Tuberculosis, it seems, is the biggest killer in Mumbai, with 7,075 people succumbing to the disease last year. TB was followed by hypertension, leading to 4,525 deaths…

Some Good News On Infrastructure

Some Good News On Infrastructure

Mumbai’s citizens may be generally vexed with their megapolis’s growing traffic, pollution and crime, but it has actually done reasonably well in one aspect—infrastructure projects under a national scheme.  …

BLOG: Easier Finding God Than A Home In Pricey Mumbai

BLOG: Easier Finding God Than A Home In Pricey Mumbai

  I’ve often heard house hunters say that finding God is easier than finding a house in Mumbai.   That epigram recently sprung to life when I decided it was…

World’s Most Densely Populated City Spreads North

World’s Most Densely Populated City Spreads North

  Mumbai is projected to become the fourth largest city in the world after Tokyo, Delhi and Shanghai by 2030, from the sixth largest in 1990. But in terms of…

BLOG: The BEST Bus Struggles To Keep Pace

BLOG: The BEST Bus Struggles To Keep Pace

  My memorable first ride on a Mumbai bus was as easy as 123. Literally.   That was the route number of the BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) bus…

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