Neeta Kolhatkar

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Neeta Kolhatkar is the City Editor, Free Press Journal, who has over three decades of reporting experience. An award winning journalist, she has covered stories that have made a difference in broadcast, print and online.

Stories By Neeta Kolhatkar

Analysis: Winds of change

Analysis: Winds of change

The chief minister needs to look back at his own conduct. In the run-up to the 2014 Assembly poll, it was he who undermined the Hindutva ...Read More

Government is scared & they are scaring citizens, say victims of hacking

Government is scared & they are scaring citizens, say victims of hacking

In a startling revelation, they said journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance by operators using...Read More

Iran unveiled: ‘Here’s looking at us’

Iran unveiled: ‘Here’s looking at us’

Mumbai: If you get an opportunity to step on Persian soil, just grab it. You are definitely in for a surprise, an absolutely pleasant one...Read More

Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra Election 2019: Maha Dada Ajit Pawar, rivals lost their deposits in Baramati

Ajitdada, as he is popularly known, won by a huge margin of 1,65,265, garnering over 85 per cent of the total votes polled, causing all h...Read More

Poll analysis: Article 370 failed to strike a chord with rural voters

Poll analysis: Article 370 failed to strike a chord with rural voters

The man who changed the face of the elections was not any young upcoming leader, but a septuagenarian -- the veteran Nationalist Congress...Read More

Cops, espionage and drama: What more could one ask for?

Cops, espionage and drama: What more could one ask for?

The last few days in the foreign films section in JioMAMI Star 2019 have been interesting. Among the absolute passable have been Brad Pit...Read More

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MAMI Film Festival Treat: First-day offerings strike a chord in more than one way

The best part of attending an international film festival in your city is, one gets to see the finest films often before they are releas...Read More

No kidding, the joke is on you

No kidding, the joke is on you

What a juvenile comparison -- the two are films, that's what they have in common. Beyond this, there are no grounds for comparison. Kabir...Read More

Raj Thackeray date with ED: Day of reckoning?

Raj Thackeray date with ED: Day of reckoning?

It remains to be seen, however, whether the Enforcement Directorate turns him into a harassed ‘victim’ or his cadres will, as usual, lose...Read More

Plight of dehoused Dongri residents city of inequity: Some are more equal than others

Plight of dehoused Dongri residents city of inequity: Some are more equal than others

The Dongri residents of ‘illegal’ structures too should receive the same justice that was meted out to 'illegal' residents of Campa Cola,...Read More

Newsprint hike a new way to gag

Newsprint hike a new way to gag

It is a double dose of a strong medicine for the newspaper industry. While the print medium has been thriving in India unlike in the deve...Read More

Mumbai Rains: Can't shake off that deja vu

Mumbai Rains: Can't shake off that deja vu

Every year, pat comes the assurance from the authorities -- ‘We are prepared' for the monsoon.

CBFC turns prudish with the Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh; beeps cuss words in spite of ‘A’ certificate

So what's wrong in playing Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde?

What was appalling was that the same publication which had raved about the Telugu original, Arjun Reddy, slammed the Hindi version.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Mahakal temple today

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Mahakal temple today

Ujjain: History looks set to repeat itself. The Gandhi ‘Parivar’ makes it a point to visit the Mahakal temple during every ‘Maha Moment.’...Read More

Mumbai Restaurant Review: Istanbuli Cafe in Bandra is a Turkish delight

Mumbai Restaurant Review: Istanbuli Cafe in Bandra is a Turkish delight

When a friend calls and says I should go over to sample a Turkish experience, even the distance to Bandra East seems far less. It is an o...Read More

Elevation by Stephen King: Review

Elevation by Stephen King: Review

Title: Elevation

Panel rebuffs Milind Ekbote: Law & order not your business

Panel rebuffs Milind Ekbote: Law & order not your business

Mumbai: Advocates of Milind Ekbote moved an application on his behalf on December 17, stating apprehension of law and order problem, due ...Read More

Mumbai Food Bites! Enjoy snacks over some old Hindi songs at ‘Raju Ki Chai’

Mumbai Food Bites! Enjoy snacks over some old Hindi songs at ‘Raju Ki Chai’

“Mine is Raju Ki Chai, not Rani Ki Chai,” clarifies , partner of Raju Ki Chai restaurant on Cawasji Patel street, in the heart of the cit...Read More

Maratha Reservation: Bill to cross legal hump

Maratha Reservation: Bill to cross legal hump

Mumbai: A Bill allowing 16 per cent reservation for the Marathas was unanimously passed in both Houses of the State Assembly, based on th...Read More

MEHR: A Love Story by Siddhartha Gigoo-Review

MEHR: A Love Story by Siddhartha Gigoo-Review

Title: Mehr: A Love Story

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