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 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  6-minute read
Noida, New Delhi, Flats, Construction

Our own Bangla-Desh: We Indians want to build our houses from scratch. And one house just isn't enough

Construction is testimony to doing well in life. That's why you won't find a single spot in the nation where there isn't construction work, materials being transported, the sounds of a drill.


 |  2-minute read
Noida, Spirit of Mumbai, Rains, Satire

Some Noida residents fear experiencing 'the spirit of Mumbai' after an hour of mild rain

The spell of shower set off some unnecessary panic.


 |  5-minute read
Make in India, Noida, Xiaomi, Samsung manufacturing plant

Why Samsung opening 'world's biggest smartphone factory' in Noida is big news

The new manufacturing plant, in the long run, could end up changing the landscape of the smartphone market in India.


 |  5-minute read
UP Police, Balraj Bhati, Noida, Encounters

The day I saw an 'encounter' in Noida on my way to work

Gangster Balraj Bhati was shot dead by the police on April 23.


 |  6-minute read
Bangladeshis, Maids, Mahagun Moderne, Noida

NYT on Noida ‘maids and madams’ war is another scathing article by foreign press on India

It’s yoga and luxury for the rich, and shanties and exploitation for the poor.


 |  7-minute read
BJP, Mahesh Sharma, Mahagun Moderne, Noida

By siding with flat owners, Union minister Mahesh Sharma has shown ugly class bias

Despite investigations underway, the BJP MP has made it clear that the domestic workers are to blame.


 |  Angiography  |  8-minute read
Bangladesh, Class divide, Domestic workers, Mahagun Moderne

‘Ban the Bangladeshi maid’: Why Noida housing society violence isn’t just about class

A gated colony guards its privilege much like the nation-state polices its borders, ignoring lived lives.


 |  4-minute read
Mob violence, Noida, India, Domestic workers

Why a posh society in Noida saw domestic workers revolt

How long are we supposed to ignore this?


 |  4-minute read
Mayawati, Noida, Akhilesh Yadav

Will Akhilesh Yadav dare to break the 'Noida jinx'?

There is a belief in UP that a CM who visits Noida loses his chair shortly afterwards.


 |  5-minute read
Allahabad high court, Toll Free, Noida, Delhi

Delhi to Noida just got easier, hopefully, with no toll on DND

The Allahabad HC order is applicable with immediate effect.