Fish caught in Maharashtra are not promoted enough in local markets. The local fish, considered to be superior in quality are exported for lower prices outside the country.
Even restaurant associations refrain from purchasing these local fish and prefer to import lower quality fish such as the Basa. Why do we need to bring fish from outside when we have a superior quality of fish such as the local Tuna, Sakla, Ghol, Barracuda, Snapper etc, ask local fishermen.
Aslam Saiyad is an independent photographer and documentary maker. He learned photography from J. J. Institute of Applied Arts and was the Head of Department – Photography at Frameboxx Animation School and lecturer at Nirmala College, Ramesh Sippy Film Academy and Ecole Intuit lab and Shift Focus School of Cinema and Life. Aslam is the co-founder of Hallu Hallu – a walking project. The project believes that walking, observing and engaging is a way to destroy walls, both real and imaginary.It conducts a city visual interaction programme for architecture / Art students. He started working on documentation of rivers of Mumbai under the name Mumbai Rivers Photo Project.
For many Mumbaikars, ‘air pollution’ is a Delhi or at most a North Indian problem. Yet, Mumbai air itself says otherwise on many a day. But are city authorities really aware and equipped to take the steps they need to?
Mumbai currently sources 3.8 billion litres of water per day from seven dams built over lakes in neighbouring districts. It is also familiar with seasonal water cuts. But why does a city with abundant monsoons and flooding every year have such unstable water supply?
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Smiling School Project will train principals and teachers to identify students facing mental or emotional distress. These students will then receive free counselling. But will it be enough, given the nature and magnitude of the problem?