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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Reasons Behind Mumbai’s Ever Increasing, Unaffordable Home Prices


There are many ways to describe Mumbai. India’s financial capital. Maximum city. The city of dreams. The city of seven islands.

And as most who’ve lived there would surely know: India’s most expensive housing market.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mumbai Festivities Marks Indian Culture And Traditions

By Angie Picardo (Guest Writer)

Indian festivals are celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dingy Slums To Swanky Hifi, Mumbai 'Windows' Tells A Lot

PHOTO FEATURE: A great story of Mumbai 'Window' lives from a dingy single room in crumbling slums to some of the most expensive residences in world, Mumbai’s real-estate market has it all.

And, income willing, the Indian financial capital’s 21 million inhabitants can take their pick, with monthly rents ranging between Rs300 ($5) and Rs1.2 lakh ($2,000).

Since last year, INNLIVE photographer Danish Siddiqui has been chronicling what Mumbai’s houses look from the outside—alongside estimating how much rent their residents typically pay.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Why Asian-Arab Cricketers Galore In UAE Team At #CWC15

The cricket team of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the flotsam and jetsam of international cricket. Its players are mostly rejects of their native countries' cricket selectors. They played cricket once. But they gave up the sport and the dreams it once promised them to take up jobs in this oil-rich Gulf country. Now, they are playing the sport once again, and that too, at cricket's marquee tournament: the ICC World Cup.

Among members of this UAE team of Emiratis (just two of them), Pakistani and Sri Lankan salesmen, flight attendants and bankers who moonlight as cricketers, is a receptionist at a construction company from India who was given a promotion as sales executive when he was selected to play for the UAE.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Social Discrimination: How Bias Against Muslim Flat Seekers Came To Be Entrenched In Mumbai City?

In Indian cities which was a symbol of democratic and secular culture, now becoming a hub of social discriminiation. Mumbai witnessed a row of incidents, first the refusal of job being a muslim and now, denial of flat to a muslim girl. 

Public relations professional Misbah Quadri, 25, uncovered Mumbai’s worst-kept secret of two decades when she approached the National Human Rights Commission this week with a complaint that she had been forced to vacate a legitimately leased apartment because she is Muslim. It certainly isn’t the first case of its kind in the place that is usually touted as India’s most cosmopolitan metropolis.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

'Where An Ageing Police, Never Caught Up With A City'

By Ankita Kirkere / Mumbai

Live in denial if you will, but here is a fact: Urbs prima in Indis, that generous colonial christening, is a title that no longer sits well on Mumbai’s furrowed brow. In fact, this city has lost every title she earned, and deservedly so: No longer fashion capital, definitely not culture/film capital, the less said about doing business in Mumbai the better, completely ignored by international gigs, never a big food destination. And if that was not enough, rapid urban decay is matched here by even more alarming social decay, led ably by the moral police and the language chauvinists, oftentimes one and the same.

Friday, May 24, 2013


By M H Ahssan / Hyderabad

When the Queen of England is not in residence at the Buckingham Palace, the Union Jack flutters over the iconic palace to signal the royal absence to her plebeian subjects – and to anyone else who may profit from that information. It is a curious courtly protocol that was introduced in 1997 after a controversy that arose following the death in a car crash in Paris of Princess Diana, whose relations with the British royal family had become severely strained.

Far away from London, another such royal ritual involving flags and a “Super King” was played out for Mumbai Police officials who turned up in Chennai to serve a summons notice on Gurunath Meiyappan, CEO of the Chennai Super King franchise and the jamai raja of BCCI president N Srinivasan.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

IPL 8 Match Review: Rusty Bowling, Clinical Batting Makes 'Kolkata Kinght Riders' First Win Against 'Mumbai Indians'

Kolkata Knight Riders (170 for 3) beat Mumbai Indians (168 for 3) by 7 wickets.

Forty overs is too short a span to judge a team’s performance, but holders Kolkata Knight Riders will still take a lot of positives out of their seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL-8 opener. Despite KKR’s recent success of late, MI has been quite a painful thorn in their sides; this is only KKR’s fifth win against them in all eight IPL seasons. 

Some of these defeats have been quite painful; in 2013, Harbhajan hit a six in the last over to win a match Mumbai had all but lost and in 2011, Mumbai had knocked Kolkata out in the eliminator, winning a close match by five wickets.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Failure To Prove Zakir Naik's 'Terror Links' Has Left Police Looking Foolish


The Islamic televangelist wanted to play a victim of media campaign against him as he knew that this would earn him more followers.

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik has become a headache for the investigating agencies. Because the police simply don't know how to pin him down.

It has been a week and the Mumbai Police is yet to submit its report on the investigation ordered by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis after the media went all-out against Naik for his allegedly inspiring the terrorists who attacked a Dhaka cafe earlier this month.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Exclusive: Indian Mujahideen - The Terror And The Threat

By Newscop / INN Bureau 

The Indian Mujahideen are both a grave threat and a complex puzzle for this country. As recently as June-end, the Gujarat Police released the interrogation report of one of IM’s key operatives, Danish Riyaz, 29, a software engineer from Ranchi. The Crime Branch had arrested him on 22 June at Vadodara railway station aboard the Secunderabad-Rajkot Express after a tip-off. He was accused of sheltering Abdul Subhan Qureshi in Ranchi, allegedly a mastermind of the Delhi and Ahmedabad blasts of 2008. 

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Costliest Deal: Mumbai's Penthouse Sold For Rs.202 Crore

Even as Mumbai's real estate market reels under a stressful period with slowing sales velocity and with buyers sitting on the fence, waiting for prices to drop, a one-off deal in the island city's luxury market for Rs 202 crore is making headlines.

According to confirmed reports, a sea-facing triplex penthouse measuring 17,000 square feet in South Mumbai's Napean Sea Road has been sold to a prominent industrialist for a whopping Rs 202 crore. This works out to be one of the most expensive transactions in the country as the buyers is paying Rs 1.20 lakh per square foot.

The apartment is on the 20th, 21st and 22nd floors of the Residence, being built by the Runwal Group and offers views of the the Arabian Sea and the Queen's Necklace and has 21 car-parking slots as part of the transaction.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Murdered Hyd'bad Techie’s Father Recalls Police Apathy

By Aeman Nishat | Hyderabad

A severely disillusioned S J S Prasad, father of 23-year-old Esther Anuhya, whose burnt body was found off the Eastern Express Highway on the outskirts of Mumbai, said on Thursday that he did not expect police to ever catch his daughter’s killers.

“I hope no parent has to cry in the wilderness the way I did,” Prasad said, as he recounted the ordeal of running from pillar to post from the time his daughter went missing to when her body was found in Bhandup.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Alert: 'Mumbai' Asked To 'Stay At Home', Heavy Rains Ahead

By Suchitra Bolkarwar / Mumbai

There is no respite in sight for Mumbaikars who are already wading to work and suffering long traffic jams and delayed trains. The Meteorological Department on Tuesday warned that heavy to very heavy rains will hit Mumbai and coastal Konkan over the next 72 hours. And to add to it,  the high tide is expected to touch 5 metres on Saturday which could lead to flooding.

All agencies concerned with disaster management, relief and rescue operations have been put on high alert and people have been warned against venturing outdoors unless absolutely necessary.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Focus: Why Mumbai Property Is A Sell Rather Than A Buy?

By Shakeel Khan | INN Live

Why are property prices not falling despite strong evidence that few people are buying? According to a recent INN Live report, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone is sitting on 58 months’ inventory, with around 1,40,000 housing units (of an average 1,000 sq ft) remaining unsold. 

If few people are buying, and no one is also selling, prices can indeed stay aloft – though these prices are fictitious when no transaction is taking place. But the more important question is this: when property prices are so high, why is no one selling? 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Crooked Timber Of Humanity: Mumbai’s Real Estate Biz

By Mohit Khare | INNLIVE

A CLOSE LOOK Mumbai has the most dysfunctional real estate market in the world. Here we see the crooked timber of humanity - as Kant put it - in all its terrible glory. Originally built for six lakh people, it now houses 18 million. That’s almost the population of the continent of Australia. All cramped into a few square miles of island surrounded by the sea.

There are over 130,000 apartments in inventory. At an average of a thousand square feet per unit, - and priced at even a conservative Rs 20,000 per square foot, - that’s over Rs 250,000 crore of unsold inventory. That’s almost 3 percent of India’s GDP. Yet prices keep rising - defying every law of common sense - let alone economics. And this is just residential property we’re talking about, not commercial.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Special Report: How Indian Firms Use Dirty Tricks To Deny Sanitation Workers Rights?

Around the country, conservancy workers are illegally hired on contracts and then denied basic privileges.

It is no secret that labour laws in India are routinely violated. But if labourers with permanent jobs have a hard time ensuring their rights, those working as contract labour are at a double disadvantage.

For the thousands of conservancy or sanitation workers in India who are illegally employed by government bodies through private contractors, the fight for basic rights is an endless cycle of filing cases in industrial courts.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The 'Secret Life' Real Story Of Mumbai 'Police Informers'

By Ajmal Shane | Mumbai

INVESTIGATION The case of ex-police informer Ramchandra Chatri, who used his decade-long stint with the police to extort money from actor Salman Khan's lawyer, brings to light the murky relationship between informers and cops. What happens when an informer uses the police for personal gain? What does the police do to obtain reliable tip-offs? 

One summer afternoon, while former police inspector Shamsher Khan Pathan was in his office attending to regular complaints, his senior asked him to get ready for an operation that could well be the turning point of his career.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV And Its Videos Are Banned, But Where They Made?


Zakir Naik's now-infamous Peace TV has its offices in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, the USA and UK, but none in India. Officially speaking.

However, India - more specifically, the tiny area of Dongri in South Mumbai - is actually where Naik's videos are made.

A bit of background: Naik's 'provocative' Peace TV speeches and videos are said to have inspired some of the Bangladeshi terrorists, who killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, in the month of Ramzan at an upscale restaurant in Dhaka on 1 July.
For the past 11 years,

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Food Talk: When Did The Bao Become The New Cronut? 


Everybody is serving the steamed buns filled with sweet-savoury odds and ends. Where did the trend start? And why?

Somewhere around 2011, Mumbai discovered the cupcake. What was really just cake and frosting in a not-even-so-new shape was suddenly everywhere – topped with delicate cream cheese on the shelves of fancy new patisseries, crowned with lurid buttercream on the display windows of old local bakeries. And of all cupcakes, red velvet was the most venerated – lauded for its mysterious crimson hue, extolled for its velvetiness. Tell an impassioned red velvet fan that it’s just boring old sponge cake with a dash of cocoa and a smidge of artificial food colouring – or worse, beet juice – and you’ll shatter their hopes and dreams.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Focus: Bengaluru Is The King Of India’s Real Estate Market

 In a recent survey, the hi-fi city of India - Bengaluru tops the chart by becoming the most favourite place to live and invest in real estate followed by Hyderabad and Gurgaon.

In 2009, at least five cities were ahead of Bengaluru—India’s technology heartland—on the list of the country’s top real estate markets. Not anymore.

A survey by property data company, PropEquity, has found that the southern Indian city is now the country’s leading real estate destination, beating Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Noida and Chennai, which were ahead of it six years ago.