cities

OPEN TO OPINION

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Poetry, Cities, Delhi

How Delhi compares with other capital cities through eyes of the world's finest poets

Capitals are tied together by a common thread despite their seeming differences on the surface.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Urbanisation, Smart cities, Urban Planning, Cities

Let's make India's cities vibrant, not just smart

The ultimate reality is that they are all about people and not about fancy architecture.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Cities, Public Spaces, Urban development

Why we need lush, green parks for our children to play

You will encourage a natural 'nationalist' in the process.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Swachh Bharat, City planning, Cities

What we don't but must talk about our cities

It is not an abstract space but a sensorium of smells, tastes, sounds, a community of touch.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Cities, Poems

It never ends. Caste system hasn't spared even our cities and countries

The truth is: you are just another human being in just another city, living in a delusional bubble.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Innovation, Cities, Odd-Even Formula, Delhi pollution

Human-centric governance can make Indian cities a better place

The way people organised themselves into carpools and created communities in response to the odd-even plan is a wonderful example.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Environment, Cities, Urban Planning

Why boundaries drive me up the wall

A hedge of one foot of bougainvillea, six inches of a thorny bush and another six inches of cactus will serve the same purpose.

POLITICS

 |  Miscellany  |  5-minute read
Cities, Kitab Khana, Monsoon, Mumbai Rains

Why Mumbai rains make me nostalgic

If you can endure the city, you may locate within its confines something akin to a drug-addled haze, where everything floats and you simply go with the flow.