https://www.facebook.com/FreeABillion/videos/673111089534574/ Corruption, corruption, corruption! The word has become so common in India and yet no one knows a solution for it. The municipal corporations in India are also a breeding ground for corruption and corrupt officials. Do you want a solution to fix this problem?
https://www.facebook.com/FreeABillion/videos/665222456990104/ The richest municipal corporation in India, the BMC remains one of the most corrupt, inefficient, and bureaucratic municipal bodies. Watch why the state of the metropolis won't improve unless we address the root of the problem that is the BMC.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA9yziLL2Rg While the mainstream media is reporting all the consequences of demonetisation, we felt the need to provide an alternate opinion to the current cash fiasco. Watch a Slightly Serious take on cashless economy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4i5YrbVtUk In November 2016, India's BJP government demonetised 86% of its currency, citing reasons such as - it will reduce terrorism, it has been done to increase cashless transactions in India. We analyse why this sudden move is not only bad for the economy but also infringes upon personal freedoms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUp-jvrtedw A directly-elected and empowered mayor is an idea whose time has come. Watch the #SlightlySerious duo talk about power vacuums in governance and why #Mumbai needs a one-point responsibility.
Politicians play a 'Heads I win, Tails you lose' game during elections. No matter the wait, the odds are rarely in our favour. Watch the #SlightlySerious duo make sense of political manifestos for BMC elections 2017 and the broken promises.
https://www.facebook.com/FreeABillion/videos/660649220780761/ The government spent more than Rs 3600 crore to build a statue of a warrior king in Mumbai. Watch how the government wastes the taxpayer's money to appease voters.
(Originally published in FirstPost) Mumbai is a city of pedestrians. Still, there is no place to walk in this city. Footpaths are occupied by vendors, encroachments, and in some places, aren't functional. According to a national survey on urban walkability, it is harder to walk in Mumbai than in cities such as Delhi and Chandigarh.... Continue Reading →
(Originally published in FirstPost) For a city that flouts the tag of richest Municipal Corporation in the country, it is baffling that its populace has shown little interest in its politics. In the last civic body elections, Mumbai saw a voter turnout of just about 40 percent (exact turnout was 44.75 percent but we normalise... Continue Reading →