Tag: Urban Ecology

How Durga Puja in Kolkata Can Serve as a Site for...

One cannot undermine the power of cultural phenomena for addressing audiences that most forms of messaging cannot capture.

In Pedestrian-Heavy Patna, Crores are Being Invested in Road and Metro...

There has been a phenomenal growth in the number of metro rail projects across Indian cities in the last decade, despite hard evidence that...

Finding Delhi’s “Encroachers”: The Lal Dora Investigation

Aside from low-income "encroachers" of common land, there are much larger players in Delhi who must also share the blame of worsening Delhi’s land scarcity.

Can Land Consolidation Prevent Encroachment and Evictions in Delhi’s Lal Dora...

In the absence of the implementation of land consolidation laws, at lease 40 of Delhi's lal dora villages could face evictions for 'encroachment'.

Stories from Beggar’s Home: How the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act...

To address the issue of begging in India justly, a new government vocabulary and responsibility surrounding destitution needs to be developed.

Unravelling Pune’s COVID-19 Migrant Crisis: History Speaks

As Pune’s boundaries become more fluid, ‘Puneris’—a historically nuanced descriptor that includes migrant groups—are diversifying too.

Shrinking Commons Amidst Delhi’s Unplanned Urbanisation

Ram Kumar Roja, 76 years of age, is standing on a ground, bordered by a few trees and a wall. This one acre piece...

Are Residential Welfare Associations the Missing Key in Urban Governance Models?

There are a few characteristics becoming increasingly common across Indian cities. A deluge of a couple of hours can end up flooding a city....

Demolishing Nurseries to Plant Trees on the Banks of the Yamuna

Every year during the monsoons my social media blows up with reports of the Yamuna floodplains brimming with water, closely followed by stories on...

The 2020 Delhi Riots: The Anatomy of Violence in the City

In what already seems like a lifetime ago, Delhi was burning. This was before the country went into a lock down in an attempt...