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Tragedy on a stage

They were acting out their own tragedy on a stage. An elevated platform in the park adjacent to the collapsed Laxmi Nagar building.

The oppressed ark

The story of Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo is a litany of unfortunate events, poor management, and inhuman treatment of animals, many of whom have died. Even as talk of its revamping continues, there seems to ...

The pocket thief

How the Mumbai police finally found Raja Keeda—a pickpocket who had escaped them for 12 years.

Lord’s right of way

The visarjan on the final day of Ganesh Chathurti when thousands gather at Girgaon Chowpatty to immerse their idols is one of Mumbai police’s biggest challenges. This is how they pull it off.

Beneath the rubble

The yellow JCB digger lumbers back and forth, lifting the rubble in slow, mechanical moves. Inside, Satpal Sharma, 28, the man who works the controls of this 15-foot hulk of a machine, leans forward i...