Golden Chariot flies again without NOC

Golden Chariot flies again without NOC Tuesday, March 28, 2017 By Raju Vernekar In a classic case of apathy, the inspection carried out by the State Energy Department, into a fire that broke out at the Golden Chariot Hotel, located at Hub Mall, Goregaon East, in December last year, has remained on paper and the hotel has resumed normal operations despite the fire brigade revoking an NOC granted to it. The hotel was gutted by a…

"Golden Chariot flies again without NOC"

Problems with Aadhaar card – it can provide utility or security, not both

Guest post by @St_Hill examines some problems in the use of Aadhaar where the use of the UIDAI authentication goes beyond what it was designed for and compromises the privacy or security or both of users. However, stopping use that compromises security would mean much reduced adoption of Aadhaar. Most debates around UIDAI and Aadhaar focus on privacy concerns, security of the database and on the legality of making Aadhaar mandatory. Even if these three…

"Problems with Aadhaar card – it can provide utility or security, not both"

No BMC action against Golden Chariot

No BMC action against Golden Chariot Wednesday, March 15, 2017 By Raju Vernekar Although the fire brigade has cancelled the NOC granted to the Golden Chariot Hotel, located at Hub Mall, Goregaon East, which was gutted in a massive fire on 29th December, 2016, the BMC is yet to take action against the hotel which was accused of blocking fire-exits and carrying out structural changes that allegedly led to delay in putting off the fire.  Deputy Chief Officer has…

"No BMC action against Golden Chariot"

How Ekta World is trying to muzzle and prevent us reporting its fraud

Mumbai, 14th March, 2017: Today, I received an email that was sent on behalf of Ekta World Pvt Ltd that worried me for a few minutes — yeah, but only for a few minutes before I clearly saw that this crooked builder was bluffing and intimidating once again. (Background: Ekta World has a troubled relationship with truthfulness and factuality. A couple of days back, the builder tried to scare freelance journalist Raju Vernekar that a…

"How Ekta World is trying to muzzle and prevent us reporting its fraud"

Fire Brigade withdraws clearance to Golden Chariot Restaurant at Hub Mall, Goregaon

Fire Brigade withdraws clearance to Golden Chariot Restaurant at Hub Mall, Goregaon Mumbai, 14 March, 2015: Planning to kill yourself and your family after a tasty meal? Go to Golden Chariot Restaurant. Blocked fire-exits and various other dangerous practices makes this restaurant at Goregaon’s Hub Mall your best bet at achieving a fiery death. Although activists like Shaikh Fakhruddin Junaid, Sulaiman Bhimani and myself have repeatedly pointed it out to Mumbai’s Municipal Corporation and Mumbai…

"Fire Brigade withdraws clearance to Golden Chariot Restaurant at Hub Mall, Goregaon"