Opinion articles

Odd and Even Formula in Mumbai

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking the introduction of odd-even rule for private cars on Mumbai roads on the lines of the pattern adopted in Delhi. The Bombay High Court issued notices to the state government, seeking implementation of the odd-even rule in Mumbai. Reynold D’sa asks Mumbaikars


Peace talks between India and Pakistan collapsed on January 9, hours before they were scheduled to start. Pakistan and India both want peace, but the actions of our neighbours to not to act on the evidence provided to them has forced us many a times to rethink the peace talk. REYNOLD D’SA asks Mumbaikars what


The severe flooding in Chennai again proves that India’s cities are unprepared for extreme weather events like rains, droughts and cyclonic storms which are becoming more frequent and intense. Many parts of India suffer flooding every year during the annual monsoon rains from June to September. Last year it was Kashmir. Few years back it

Nirbhaya’s Juvenile rapist to be set free, justified?

Nirbhaya’s parents have moved the National Human Rights Commission saying that the juvenile offender in the rape and murder of their daughter, who will be released on December 15, continues to be a threat to society. NHRC has issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government on the complaint. Reynold D’sa asks Mumbaikars what

TERRORISM A Global Problem

Terrorism is a major problem the world over. It’s effects are very much that it can deteriorate a country’s economy and can cause tension between the countries. Terrorists were not born but they were made in the name of religion. Something needs to be done to curb terrorism globally. Reynold D’sa asks Mumbaikars what they

YOUR VIEW: The Black Friday

World leaders responded with shock and pledges of solidarity for France following the killing of people in attacks in Paris on last week on Friday, though there was no action taken immediately. The United Nations Security Council issued a statement condemning “barbaric and cowardly terrorist attacks” involving assailants using guns and bombs on several venues,

Will Chhota Rajan help India get Dawood?

For someone against whom the might of the Mumbai Police and Interpol was struggling to catch hold of, gangster Chhota Rajan’s arrest is almost an anti-climax. After landing at Bali airport, he gave himself up “without resistance” to a single police officer sent by the local police which makes a lot of people wonder whether

Is politicization of the Dadri issue justified?

On the night of September 28, 52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq and his 22-year-old son Danish were dragged out of their home in Bisada village in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri district, and brutally attacked by a mob of 200 on the suspicion that the family had consumed beef. But the matter turned to the worst when politicians started

Are you convinced with the 2006 blast verdict?

A special court sentenced to death 5 of the 12 people convicted for the 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts that killed 188 people and injured 829 commuters. Seven convicts were sentenced to life in jail. The sentences came two weeks after the 12 were found guilty. MUMBAI MESSENGER’S REYNOLD D’SA asks Mumbaikars if they are

Are Gandhiji’s ideals relevant in today’s times?

Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi, the pioneer of non-violence and inventor of Satyagrah is still able to provide success tips to Bollywood movies like Munna Bhai MBBS or Lage Raho Munna Bhai. But, his relevance today is not only in found in movies, but everywhere else in India, in every possible field. With his birth anniversary