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Haima Deshpande

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Voices
Rakesh Maria: A True Detective

Cracking sensational cases is nothing new to Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria who is leading the investigations into the Sheena Bora murder case

07 September 2015
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India
The Hooch Queens of Mumbai

The recent Malwani hooch tragedy that claimed 102 lives has revealed how women control a large chunk of the illicit business

23 July 2015
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India
Shiv Sena: Tiger Tamed

On its fiftieth anniversary, Shiv Sena is a caricature of its former self

25 June 2015
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Living
Clowning Glory

Or: It is pure fun after office hours. Open in Mumbai meets a different set of comedians

11 June 2015
18478
India
Scorched Life

Haima Deshpande visits the suicide-hit districts of the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra to find lives maimed by debt, disease and poverty

30 April 2015
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India
The drug lady of Mumbai

Baby Patankar, who introduced Meow Meow to the city and was arrested on 22 April, is said to be worth over Rs 100 crore

23 April 2015
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Living
Go Rural

From bullock rides to folk dances, a village experience that farmers in Maharashtra are offering can be an enduring memory

16 April 2015
18256
India
THE WATER WIVES

In a drought-stricken village near Mumbai, men marry a second—sometimes even a third—woman whose only role is to fetch water for the family

02 April 2015
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Living
On A Meow Meow High in Mumbai

A new addiction is gripping the city

18 March 2015
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India
The Sena that no longer is

Uddhav Thackeray’s party is back with the BJP, but as a significantly weakened force

04 December 2014

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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