Blog: Why The Maharashtra Model Is A <i>Maha-Rashtra</i> Model

Blog: Why The Maharashtra Model Is A Maha-Rashtra Model

Aaditya Thackeray | Saturday March 07, 2020

Maharashtra has often been the thought leader in India, be it pre- or post-Independence. The state has churned out eminent leaders, artists, sportspersons, defence personnel, bureaucrats, scientists and more.

Blog: Aarey <i>Kon Re</i>? Aaditya Thackeray Writes On Sena's Tough Call In Green Row

Blog: Aarey Kon Re? Aaditya Thackeray Writes On Sena's Tough Call In Green Row

Aaditya Thackeray | Tuesday October 08, 2019

The Shiv Sena being the only party to not have changed its stance on the issue of supporting Aarey as a forest, I found it weird that it was targeted by a couple of political parties through troll armies online.

Blog: Why I Pushed For The Ban On Single-Use Disposable Plastic

Blog: Why I Pushed For The Ban On Single-Use Disposable Plastic

Aaditya Thackeray | Saturday June 02, 2018

Maharashtra will be the 18th state in India to ban single-use disposable plastic. So we aren't the first, but surely, we should be very proud that we are from those very few that have taken this ban seriously.

Opinion: A New Plan For Better Public Transport For Mumbai

Opinion: A New Plan For Better Public Transport For Mumbai

Aaditya Thackeray | Wednesday November 29, 2017

While the transport policy for electric mobility might come to fruitition soon and financial incentives to produce it and buy it might be offered by the government, the real change will only happen with the Transport and Energy sector create an ecosystem for electric mobility. The synergy must begin soon.

Aaditya Thackeray On GST, Demonetisation And Other Failures Of NDA

Aaditya Thackeray On GST, Demonetisation And Other Failures Of NDA

Aaditya Thackeray | Monday November 06, 2017

The Shiv Sena isn't opposing, we are just making sure that the government hears the people's "mann ki baat".

Opinion: Mumbai's Many Bullet Trains (They Kill Without Bullets)

Opinion: Mumbai's Many Bullet Trains (They Kill Without Bullets)

Aaditya Thackeray | Monday October 02, 2017

The stampede at Elphinstone Station brings up a million questions about our system and our priorities.

Opinion: Aaditya Thackeray On What Went Right In Mumbai's Pouring Rain

Opinion: Aaditya Thackeray On What Went Right In Mumbai's Pouring Rain

Aaditya Thackeray | Saturday September 02, 2017

It is a common phenomenon around the world for a city to face an epidemic after facing heavy rain and water-logging. Here in Mumbai, we face the epidemic that has hit a few opportunists called the blame game and the misinformation campaign.

Opinion: Maharashtra Education Minister Must Resign

Opinion: Maharashtra Education Minister Must Resign

Aaditya Thackeray | Sunday August 06, 2017

The Education Minister, Vinod Tawde, and the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, Dr Sanjay Deshmukh are very comfortable with their job security despite an embarrassing 111 days of not declaring the results of the exams. Per law, this is required within 45 days of examinations. It will probably be 115 days when you read this.

Blog: Replacing 9 Textbooks With 1 Tablet In Mumbai

Blog: Replacing 9 Textbooks With 1 Tablet In Mumbai

Aaditya Thackeray | Tuesday January 24, 2017

A brief look at it tells us that 3,76,791 students study in 1,231 schools of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai dotted across the city. The students learn in languages ranging from Marathi to English, Semi-English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada and more.The deeper one looks at this system, the more surprises it throws up.

Blog: Mumbai's 15-km Water Tunnel Changes The City

Blog: Mumbai's 15-km Water Tunnel Changes The City

Aaditya Thackeray | Wednesday December 07, 2016

The silent army of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and its entire squad of officers, engineers, workers and the leadership deserve a big shout out for being on their toes, successfully keeping Mumbai moving without any scars in a year of extreme weather and exacting conditions.

Opinion: Government's New Land Plans Will Kill Mumbai

Opinion: Government's New Land Plans Will Kill Mumbai

Aaditya Thackeray | Wednesday October 26, 2016

We cannot run a government that is so unaware of the global and local impact of climate change, and a rising sea level that will not be healed by hailing and retweeting international treaties and photo-ops, but by truly acting on it!

Opinion: Power to The Youth

Opinion: Power to The Youth

Aaditya Thackeray | Sunday August 16, 2015

Progress, to start off with, may not be a leap of 10 steps, but let's take the first one, moving away from inertia and fear of decades, says Aditya Thackeray.

Opinion: My Meeting With PM Modi

Opinion: My Meeting With PM Modi

Aaditya Thackeray | Saturday August 08, 2015

We live in an age where everything is divided into the availability of something and its application.

Opinion: Aaditya Thackeray on Mumbai's Nightlife

Opinion: Aaditya Thackeray on Mumbai's Nightlife

Aaditya Thackeray | Wednesday February 18, 2015

"We are put to sleep by stone-age laws," he writes.

Opinion: My Secret Night Visits in Mumbai By Aaditya Thackeray

Opinion: My Secret Night Visits in Mumbai By Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray | Thursday January 29, 2015

What he observes and reports to the Mayor and others.

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