Bike taxi kickstarts in Mumbai, but transport commissioner says it’s illegal. After cab aggregators, it’s now the turn of bikes to address people’s transport needs, especially during the pandemic, but question marks loom over its legitimacy. A bike taxi platform, Rapido, started its services in Mumbai yesterday. However, despite the company claiming it has all the necessary permissions, transport commissioner Avinash Dhakane told Mirror that the service was “illegal”, saying, “We didn’t issue the permission to operate such type of services yet.” A spokesperson for the company said that they had all the permissions in place and added that the company aims to address the issue of first and lastmile connectivity for customers. Mirror tried the service to give you the lowdown. Our first ride was from Sena Bhavan to Dadar railway station, which cost us Rs 15, and the other from Dadar station to Mahim station, a 10-minute ride that cost Rs … [Read more...] about Bike service zooms in, but is it legal?
I was one of those students who was really good at academics but always inclined towards creativity. So, when I turned 16, unlike many of my friends who went to study fashion designing at the JD Institute of Fashion Technology in Bangalore, I decided to dabble in something fun and exciting. When I came across a brochure for jewellery designing, I went to mom and told her this was the stream I wanted to pursue. She was slightly shocked initially, but she’s always been very supportive and soon I was doing a diploma course in jewellery designing while simultaneously pursuing a commerce degree at the Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College in Bangalore. I was soon hooked and making jewellery from material available at home, like beads from my mother’s necklaces or from baubles which had fallen off from her outfits. I even made environment-friendly pieces from paper. For my first assignment in college, I was asked to find my muse in the moon. I have always liked this semi-precious … [Read more...] about Take One: Kriti Kharbanda on her days as a jewellery designer