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Journey From IBM Tech to Becoming a Organic Farmer Near Mumbai

In 2004, Venkat Iyer decided to quit his hectic IT job and take up organic farming in Peth, a village near Mumbai. The former IBM executive recounts the journey in a new book, Moong over Microchips: Adventures of A Techie-Turned-Farmer. Iyer spoke to Sonam Joshi about his encounters with local corruption, the reasons for farmer distress, and why they are in protest mode. What was the most difficult part of […]

Mumbai man spends Rs 9.1 crore on UK websites using SBI card with Rs 13,000 limit: CBI

Mumbai-resident allegedly spent $1.41 million (Rs 9.1 crore) on British e-commerce websites using a foreign travel card issued by the State Bank of India (SBI) with a meagre spending limit of $200 (Rs 13,000) prompting the CBI to register an FIR today, officials said. The SBI had filed a complaint with the CBI in this regard alleging that its NRI Seawoods branch in Navi Mumbai had issued a Foreign Travel […]

Martyred soldier’s wife wants to join Indian Army as a tribute to her husband

The death of Major Prasad Mahadik on December 30 last year in a fire incident in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh near the Indo-China border has instilled single-minded determination in his 30-year-old wife Gauri Mahadik to pay tribute to her husband. And she wants to do that by joining the Indian Army. Gauri, who lives in Bolinj, Virar, is a qualified Company Secretary (CS) and a lawyer. She has been […]

Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk

Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk Karnataka’s Mangalore may be at higher risk of drowning due to sea level rise triggered by glacial melting than cities such as Mumbai and New York, data released by a NASA study shows. It is well known that the melting of glaciers will lead to sea level rise, what is not as well understood is how […]

Mumbai couples provide free food to needy in memory of their son

Mumbai couples provide free food to needy in memory of their son n our country, it is impossible for many to get one square meal a day. there are thousands of people living below the poverty line for whom getting any food is a task. For them, if they manage to scavenge food from somewhere even once, that is perhaps the happiest day of their lives. There are many dying […]

A tragedy that was waiting to happen in Mumbai

Friday’s stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road railway station, renamed as Prabhadevi road, was a tragedy that was waiting to happen. For five years I travelled to Elphinstone, to my former office, the Daily News & Analysis newspaper, and the station would scare me. It was evident to me, way back in 2005, that the south end bridge was way too small and it could lead to a tragedy. And today, […]

Another day of hardship for Mumbaikars after rain fury throws life out of gear

After incessant downpour threw life out of gear, disrupting road, rail and air traffic, Mumbai braced for another day of hardships even as let up in rains last night is expected to bring some relief today.  Schools and colleges have been asked to remain shut by authorities amid indications of a fresh spell of heavy showers in the megapolis.  The city and its suburbs virtually have a public holiday today […]

A College In Mumbai Is Training Visually Impaired For Careers In The Fragrance Industry

Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, more than 15 million are from India. The most unfortunate part of this is that while most of the cases are curable, there’s an acute shortage of optometrists and eye donations. However, their inability to see is not an impediment to their education or careers. In an initiative by the College of Fragrance for the Visually Impaired (COVFI), Mumbai, […]

Hyperloop proposes to link Mumbai, Pune with high-speed transport system

US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies on Tuesday said that it has proposed to link Mumbai and Pune with its ultra-high speed transport system. The company has submitted a proposal in this regard with Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, chairman Bibop Gresta said. Once it gets approval, Hyperloop will do a feasibility study in six to eight months. The company says it can start operations in 38 months. “India is the perfect mix of […]

Owners Of Roadside Eateries In Mumbai Declare INR 50 Crore Under Black Money Scheme

It was just last week that the Income Tax Department made an announcement about raiding roadside eateries. These small tiny businesses that thrive on curbs make thousands every day – yet nobody has questioned it before.A little before September ended, the IT Department ensured that they would investigate every nook and corner of this flourishing industry, and see what emerged. The next move was the notice that was sent to many […]