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Mumbai - A city of maximum contrasts
Jan 03, 2012

Mumbai - A city of maximum contrasts

For long we have been fed lies. Mumbai has no scarcity of houses and the key to the truth lies in using digital technology to unlock the city's housing potential.

Mumbai attacks: Time to Rethink CT Strategy
Jul 16, 2011

Mumbai attacks: Time to Rethink CT Strategy

The coordinated serial bombings in Mumbai on July 13, 2011, have raised serious questions about India's counter-terrorism (CT) policies which rely more on technology enablers and not as much on robust intelligence gathering and analysis at the local as well as national level.

Mumbai Blasts: Time to Act
Jul 21, 2023

Mumbai Blasts: Time to Act

The Mumbai serial train blasts that killed over 200 persons on July 11, 2006 is the most serious attack on the Indian state and its people since the attack on Parliament in December 2001. To assure the people that they will be protected, the government should immediately formulate a National Counter-Terrorism Strategy, create a separate Ministry of Internal Security affairs.

Mumbai Metro 3 car shed at Aarey colony
Sep 18, 2020

Mumbai Metro 3 car shed at Aarey colony

The Maharashtra government should dispassionately conduct a rigorous cost-benefit analysis before committing to an alternative site for the Metro 3 ca

Mumbai Metropolitan Region: Putting the Art in SmArt
Dec 04, 2018

Mumbai Metropolitan Region: Putting the Art in SmArt

Given Mumbai’s focus on becoming a technology hub as well as being the main digital cultural and creative industries hub in India, while at the same

Mumbai stampede searching for scapegoats
Oct 09, 2017

Mumbai stampede searching for scapegoats

While the railways deserve much of the blame for their apathetic manner of functioning, it appears that they have also been made convenient scapegoats for all our ills since we cannot blame fate alone for all our troubles. We need to inculcate self-discipline and civic responsibility if we want to prosper

Mumbai terror attack: Six years later, are we ready?
Nov 27, 2014

Mumbai terror attack: Six years later, are we ready?

Terrorism follows no rules and is not likely to disappear suddenly. Counter-terrorism can be harsh but is required to follow some rules. We need state-of-the-art intelligence but we need the freedoms. It is always going to be a difficult choice.

Mumbai's makeover gamble
Mar 10, 2005

Mumbai's makeover gamble

The demolition man has been halted. It seems that Mumbai will have to wait for that gleaming, polished look. Its dream to look in the mirror and say Shanghai has been abruptly broken.

Mumbai's Second Airport: It's Time To Think Big
Sep 25, 2010

Mumbai's Second Airport: It's Time To Think Big

Mumbai still continues to enjoy its position as the country's commercial capital thanks largely to the infrastructure advantage it is blessed with, which was progressively built since the days of the British Raj keeping in mind the future expansion of the city as India's trade and business hub.

Mumbai: The rich, bad boy?
Oct 01, 2018

Mumbai: The rich, bad boy?

If functions and finances of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) are to be matched, the MCGM’s annual budget should be in the region

Mumbai’s annual tryst with deluge
Jul 12, 2019

Mumbai’s annual tryst with deluge

The consequences of reckless urban planning in Mumbai — earlier intermittent — have now aggravated.

Mumbai’s capacity-building response to COVID-19 has lessons for all cities
Nov 30, 2021

Mumbai’s capacity-building response to COVID-19 has lessons for all cities

Much can be learnt from the Mumbai model and the critical gaps identified to decentralise decision-making, focus on primary healthcare centres and pre

Mumbai’s dabbawalas: Victims of COVID19’s collateral damage
Jul 04, 2020

Mumbai’s dabbawalas: Victims of COVID19’s collateral damage

Mumbai’s quintessential ‘dabbawalas’, who fed lakhs daily, are seeking help to feed their own

Addressing Mumbai’s traffic woes
Jan 17, 2023

Addressing Mumbai’s traffic woes

Mumbai can learn from Tokyo's tech interventions to ease road traffic 

Are vertical forests a solution to Mumbai’s climate problem?
Dec 18, 2020

Are vertical forests a solution to Mumbai’s climate problem?

Vertical forests are a way of urban reforestation and are key towards allowing humans and various other species to coexist.

Campaign to curb gender-related crimes in Greater Mumbai municipal schools
Aug 03, 2012

Campaign to curb gender-related crimes in Greater Mumbai municipal schools

An ORF Mumbai-SPGRC workshop has decided to launch a city-wide, age-appropriate awareness campaign to curb rising gender-related crimes in Greater Mumbai municipal corporation schools. It would try to sensitise children about sexual harassment and other gender-related crimes.

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai
Nov 27, 2021

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai

Mumbai’s history and location make it the ideal candidate for becoming 21st century India’s hub of trade, connectivity and security  

Creating new urban centralities: The way ahead for Mumbai in 2021
Dec 22, 2020

Creating new urban centralities: The way ahead for Mumbai in 2021

Mumbai must spearhead the positioning of India as the third economic superpower, in between the forecasted East/West civilisation confrontation.

Dealing with the next Uri — or Mumbai
Sep 21, 2016

Dealing with the next Uri — or Mumbai

Even if India is unable to respond to the Uri attack, there is still time for the Modi government to recover.

Deteriorating public healthcare in Mumbai
Jun 22, 2012

Deteriorating public healthcare in Mumbai

Mumbai's public healthcare sector is approaching exhaustion. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), despite its untiring efforts to provide affordable healthcare through its general hospitals and peripheral centres.

Few promises, countless doubts: Mumbai – Pune hyperloop
Aug 06, 2019

Few promises, countless doubts: Mumbai – Pune hyperloop

As India’s economy urbanises, urban mobility is becoming ever more important. Does Hyperloop provide a solution?

Formulating open-space policies for India’s cities: The case of Mumbai
Apr 22, 2020

Formulating open-space policies for India’s cities: The case of Mumbai

Over the past decade, Mumbai’s civil society has raised concerns over the way in which the municipal corporation appears to be prioritising rapid development at the cost of the city’s public space. Indeed, the city has lost significant areas of its open spaces owing to various reasons, among them archaic policies, unrealistic goals, and the labyrinthine division of power and jurisdiction between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and othe

Governance, Citizens and New Civil Society in Contemporary Urban India: Lessons from Mumbai
Jun 20, 2013

Governance, Citizens and New Civil Society in Contemporary Urban India: Lessons from Mumbai

The 2011 anti-corruption movement in India—characterised by a huge trust deficit in the political class—was the culmination of several such localised movements that marked the birth of a new civil society in contemporary urban India. This paper studies the profusion of middle-class-led associations in Mumbai fighting for good governance, and their increased political mobilisation in the city. It argues that a new civil society bypasses electe

https://www.orfonline.org/research/health-infrastructure-planning-amid-covid-19-the-case-of-mumbai/
Jan 13, 2021

https://www.orfonline.org/research/health-infrastructure-planning-amid-covid-19-the-case-of-mumbai/

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented stress on India’s urban public health infrastructure, underscoring the need for urban planning to account for increased demand for health amenities during crises. This paper evaluates the city of Mumbai’s 1991 and 2034 development plans and finds inherent infrastructural inadequacies. It calls on urban-policymakers to complement development plans with robust dynamic health strategies that conside

India-Pakistan Relations after Mumbai Attacks
Sep 23, 2009

India-Pakistan Relations after Mumbai Attacks

The Paper makes a critical appraisal of India-Pakistan relations and explores their future trajectory in the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist attack of November 2008. The rising tide of terrorism within Pakistan after 9/11 and the importance of South Asia to the United States made Pakistan selectively withdraw support to terrorist groups. This, in turn, helped India's efforts to initiate the Composite Dialogue in 2004.

Infrastructure, institutions and industrialisation: The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and regional development in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
Aug 21, 2023

Infrastructure, institutions and industrialisation: The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and regional development in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is one of several infrastructure megaprojects underway in India, intended to boost industrial modernisation and generate manufacturing employment for India’s young, largely unskilled workforce. Field research in DMIC investment sites in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh shows that its implementation is highly uneven across States and regions. The research, along with the literature, suggests that regional ind

Local decisions and the decline of Mumbai
Jun 16, 2020

Local decisions and the decline of Mumbai

If one were to go by recent home-grown choices made in Mumbai, a process has started that would catalyse the road to Mumbai’s decline.

On fourth Mumbai attack anniversary, LeT revives Muridke convention
Nov 06, 2012

On fourth Mumbai attack anniversary, LeT revives Muridke convention

Few days before the fourth anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) is planning a two-day training convention at Muridke (near Lahore), its former headquarters from where the terror attack was planned and executed.