How this woman keeps the traditional art of Kalai alive


If you have ever crossed the small lanes of Gaondevi near the railway station in Maharashtra's Thane, you have probably come across Surekha Ramesh Kshirsagar, who is also known here as Kalaiwale. In spite of the many odds she has faced -- including losing her husband to Covid-19 in the...

Dealing with COVID-19: From getting tested to recovery, here is my experience


The COVID-19 situation outside is frightening and it has already wreaked havoc. Every other person is running from pillar to post to secure a bed, oxygen, Remdesivir injection, and Fabiflu tablets to save their family members/relatives from the deadly virus. Today, COVID-19 has become a part of our life and...

Differently-abled allegedly denied boarding with motorised wheelchair in plane


In an alleged incident of discrimination, a 32-year-old differently-abled person was denied boarding the national career Air India's subsidiary Alliance Air, along with his motorized wheelchair at the last moment. The incident took place on February 15 when he arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to travel to Diu...

Navi Mumbai: Residents breathing polluted air for 17 hours every day, morning walks could do more harm


A month-long study conducted by an NGO has found that the residents living in the Kharghar-Panvel-Taloja belt are breathing polluted air. In fact, the study suggests that morning walks could end up doing more damage to people's health than good. A month-long air quality monitoring was carried by the Waatavaran...

Hum Karen toh paap, woh karen to punya: Uddhav Thackeray slams Centre at Opposition leaders meet


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and told Chief Ministers from other parties that they should decide whether they have to fight or be afraid. Uddhav Thackeray made the remarks while speaking at a video conference chaired...

Sales for sex toys rise by 65 percent in post-COVID-19 lockdown


Discussing sex is still considered taboo in the Indian society, but ever since the COVID-19 induced lockdown was imposed in the country, the sales for sex toys have soared. Over the last few months, the market has seen a spike of 65 per cent. The trends of sex products in...

Dombivali Palava City residents fight against ‘monopolistic’ billing system and exorbitant electricity bills


The residents have demanded redressal in a corrective manner for April, May and June billing and a discount of 50 percent on the inflated bills.

‘Don’t expect salaries until work starts’: Over 200 employees left in the lurch amid lockdown


With organisations resorting to salary cuts amid instructions not to sack employees by the government, over 200 employees of a private firm based-in Navi Mumbai have been left in the lurch after they were told they won't be paid till the lockdown is over. The Altruist Customer Management India Private...

Civil Engineer allegedly took to Jitendra Awhad’s bungalow by cops, brutally thrashed by minister’s men for posting a morphed photo


A 40-year-old civil engineer from Thane has alleged that the cops took him to Maharashtra Minister Jitendra Awhad's bungalow instead of the police station, where his men reportedly thrashed him brutally for posting a morphed photo. The incident took place at midnight on Sunday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had...

Covid-19 | We are running out of money, don’t have jobs: Several Indians stuck in Ireland seek to return home


With Ireland imposing a lockdown in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus, hundreds of Indian nationals stuck in the country are seeking to return home. Ireland has put restrictions to slow down the rate of admission to intensive care units as the number of positive cases increased...