Profile of Haima Deshpande
Raj and Uddhav Thackeray have been hostile to each other for decades, but slowly, the Maharashtra CM appears to be pulling away from his mercurial cousin in public esteem
A divided family in pursuit of Hindutva adds another tussle to Maharashtra politics.
Uddhav Thackeray, the elder of the two, was more inclined towards environmental and photographic pursuits, while his younger sibling, Raj Thackeray, travelled with Balasaheb, interacting with Shiv Sainiks and learning to navigate the by-lanes of politics.
Uddhav Thackeray, perceived as the 'reluctant politician', was anointed the heir to the political kingdom, while Raj Thackeray, the 'involved politician', was politically isolated. What started out as mere disgruntlement became a closely nursed bitterness between the cousins.
The progress is slow, the resistance to recognition and redress of sexual harassment in the workplace is high, but across India, the tide might just be turning
Founded in 1990 by Dr Jayant Balaji Atavale, a hypnotherapist, the Sanatan Sanstha is registered as a charitable organisation. A few people linked to the killing of four well-known rationalists and bomb blasts in Goa and Maharashtra were allegedly members of the Sanstha. However, their Sanstha membership has not been proved conclusively. There is very little information about its membership policy, and the locals are not allowed into the ashram.
The rich world of Marathi literature has been greatly let down by translators who lack creativity and publishers who lack conviction
The past, present and future of ASI is invariably linked to the shifting political ideologies in the country
Behind the geographical shadow of Bollywood, the Marathi film industry is finding its wings in themes dominated by glamour.
Orange orchards in Vidarbha are severely affected by the heatwave with quality and quantity taking a massive hit.
Faced with stiff competition from the South Indian film industries, Hindi cinema is looking at an existential crisis
While the heatwave in Vidarbha has claimed 25 lives this year—the highest in seven years—the poor and homeless continue to suffer its ill-effects
How Mumbai has become the city of demolitions and redevelopment projects that never take off
Despite several agitations by political parties—some violent—the Marathi language is on a downslide. It will take more than government efforts to promote the language
The poor man’s food from the drought-hit belt of Marathwada is in the spotlight owing to its new status as superfood. While the elite love it for its health benefits, the poor need it to survive.
Mumbai’s cosmopolitanism is slowly giving way to food apartheid, as residents militantly police consumption of meat in their housing societies. And the hate is fast spreading across Maharashtra.
Rambhau Parikh has been a Shiv Sainik for the last 55 years. With zero expectations from the party, he says the party needs foot soldiers to rebuild the Shiv Sena.
The father-son duo of Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya are transforming the once violence-loving party into a moderate one to suit the current political environment. The party cadre, though, are unhappy at being denied their regular adrenaline rush of 'tod phod'.
Cheetah Camp in Trombay has been a transit camp forever. Its residents, displaced from another settlement have waited for nearly 46 years to get houses with concrete walls and roofs. Instead, the threat of being displaced again is their biggest fear.
Maharashtra tribal man and his two wives find stardom in dancing to Bollywood hits
Many Congress leaders who have raised the banner of revolt within the party following its poor performance in the recent Assembly elections. Complete restructuring and an aggressive overhaul of the leadership are solutions for survival, they say.
As the BJP emerges as the single largest party in Goa, smaller parties and independents are rushing to extend support, despite the fact that it may not be needed.
WhatsApp, local ads and loyal patrons ensure small independent news media setups in Goa don’t succumb to pressures of money and muscle of the rich and powerful
The Opposition space was taken up by an array of political parties that were not able to build a successful narrative to convince people that they were capable of changing their lives for the better.
Few hours to go for the results to the 2022 Assembly polls in Goa, both the BJP and the Congress Party have started frenzied negotiations with those they fought elections against.