Free Press Journal
  • FPJ 90th anniversary special: Former DGP Sivanandhan seeks major overhaul in police force

    Police reforms and educated policemen are the need of the day, says D Sivanandhan, former Director General of Police – Maharashtra. In this exclusive write-up for Free Press Journal, he bats for more use of technology in the police force and empowerment of young women. He tackles the issues of Naxalism, terrorism, mafia gangs and crimes against women here.

  • BRTS needs to be developed along with Metro Rail

    Transportation Analayst Sudhir Badami, who is on the Government of Maharashtra’s recently re-activated committee on Road Safety (PWD), says Mumbai’s overburdened infrastructure is in serious need of government encouragement to walkers and cyclists.

  • High-end shopping, heritage style

    Horniman Circle, along with its cousins Flora Fountain and Kala Ghoda, is fast becoming a fashion hub for the well-heeled. Monisha Pratap-Shah on the heritage structures that are now strong addresses of niche fashion brands.

  • Reviving Maharashtra: Here is what needs to be done

    It is time Maharashtra’s unique offerings – vada pav, Solapuri chaddar, Kolhapuri chappal,  Warli painting, Paithani sari and strawberries  — establish an identity outside Indian shores.  Only then will Make in Maharashtra be truly  successful, writes Jaahnavi P Paal

  • Mumbai needs better mobility not promises

    Mumbai’s infrastructure has always been the biggest challenge for the authorities. No mode of travel, however advanced, seems to ease the helplessness of commuters. Mumbai needs to move, and not crawl. Will that happen? Vidyottama Sharma writes on the promises for better mobility.

  • India’s merry market – Real or perceived?

    Since the Modi government came to power three years ago, the general perception is that the markets are in buoyancy mode. Is the perception of achhe din true, or is it more of a hype, or a bit of both? Vidyottama Sharma tries to find the answers.

  • NFL scaling heights in Agro Sector & beyond

    National Fertilizers Limited’s endeavor has been to constantly improve the production performance of the plants and achieve substantial growth in its marketing performance. A synergy of expert technical manpower and new business initiatives of the current management has boosted the chances of NFL becoming the dominant player in the agro sector.

  • Big B, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan: Not just screen heroes!

    While we are used to seeing our reel actors often play a heroic life on the screens, many have been scripting a story of a never-say-die spirit in their real lives. S Ramachandran takes us through their stories of triumph of the soul with a message: Never give up.

  • Mumbai — Where the spirit never dies

    Mumbai, the dream city, wears its heart and soul on its sleeves. While modernity and its cultural roots compliment each other perfectly well, the megapolis itself is the personification of our life – replete with happiness, sorrows, fears, challenges, health, sickness, love, setbacks, and above all, triumph. Triumph of the spirit. Vidyottama Sharma on this amazing city that lives by the mantra: Life is a challenge – Face it.

  • ‘We will give full last-mile connectivity in five years’

    Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, tells Vidyottama Sharma that Metro network will take Mumbai’s commuters to different nooks and corners of the city, reducing traffic substantially.