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Kavitha Iyer

Kavitha Iyer

Beyond the News
Why politicians love Dahi Handis on Janmasthami in Mumbai
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

It appears that the Shiv Sena, will thumb its nose at a recent Supreme Court order disallowing pyramids taller than 20 feet and prohibiting those younger than 18 years of age from participating.

The world of Zakir Naik
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

His sermons are said to have inspired everyone from the Dhaka attackers to the alleged Islamic State sympathisers. What is it about this televangelist that makes it hard for investigators to pin him down?

Eye 2016
25 years of reform: The Shrinking of Bombay
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

India’s financial capital was a global city long before 1991. Liberalisation changed it in other insidious ways.

Maharashtra: Newly sworn-in labour minister found to have ties with wilful defaulter
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The main accused in the chargesheet are Ashish Marwaha and Mahendra Jajoo, a current and a former director, respectively, on the board of Victoria Agro Food Processing Pvt Ltd.

Beyond the News
Zakir Naik’s sermons: Nothing new, so why no action till now?
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

The Dhaka men are not the first terrorists to confess their admiration of Zakir Naik

Amid Dhaka row, Zakir Naik calls IS ‘un-Islamic’
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

A follower of the late South Africa-based preacher Ahmed Deedat, Naik follows the former’s style of using English and technology to reach out to people ever since he set up the IRF in 1991.

Mokhada villagers stage protest: Hundreds go without EGS pay, muster rolls show dues credited
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Like Lokhande, about 500 villagers in Mokhada have approached the office of the tehsildar complaining of non-payment of EGS wages for months.

Gender-based employment disparity New development goal: More women in workforce
Sun, May 01, 2016

Hardly 16% of city workforce comprises women; goal to take it to at least 25%.

Mumbai’s no-development zone: BMC proposes to unlock largest land parcel
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

The civic body has based the proposal on the projection that the city’s population will peak to 12.79 million by 2021 from 12.44 million in 2011, before dropping to 11.40 million by 2034.

Once Upon A Time: A publishing house thrives on a legacy of reform ushered in by its founder
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Publisher Pandit Nathuram Premi, friends with stalwarts like Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi and Premchand, was approached by Mahatma Gandhi to edit the Hindi version of Harijan

Not just Latur, in Marathwada, all towns are thirsty
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

In Maharashtra, India’s most rapidly urbanising state, Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns report abysmal water supply data and poor water infrastructure.

Rohith Vemula’s mother, brother embrace Buddhism: ‘Fulfilling Rohith’s dream… free from shame’
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Ambedkar’s grandson organises deeksha ceremony in Mumbai