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VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
Varanasi flyover collapse, PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Smart city

How Varanasi flyover collapse dug out skeletons of negligence

India has a long history of sweeping man-made accidents under the carpet. That is precisely why we call them 'tragedies' or 'mishaps'.

VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
Elphinstone road stampede, Delhi Smog, Smart city

[India Today] We can’t transform Indian cities at our will

The Indian city in 2017 felt like a character from a Carver story as a lot has not been talked about in the discourse of 'smartness'.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Smart city, Development, Chennai

Merely lining up projects will not save Chennai from disaster

The rush of development plans within the broad development discourse in itself has many side effects.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
Smart city, Traffic, Gurugram, Gurgaon

Why Delhi is as bad as Gurugram during rains

A motorcyclist was killed in the capital after falling into a pothole and getting run over by a tanker.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Modi government, Smart city

How to make PM's smart cities plan work

Its success will depend on timely implementation.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Swachh Bharat, Smart city, Uttarakhand, Dehradun

Uttarakhand will be left a loser in a highly competitive India

The political and bureaucratic leadership in the state needs new attitude, energy and newer skill sets.

POLITICS

 |  Macro Matters  |  4-minute read
Urban Planning, Development, Narendra Modi, Smart city

Why smart city mission will only lead to pockets of development

Although focus is largely on transportation, there will be improvement in other amenities too.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Francois Hollande, Chandigarh, Narendra Modi, Smart city

Smartening up Chandigarh for President Hollande is airbrushing reality

There is no way the visiting dignitary may stop his convoy to take a little walk and see the ugly side of the ‘City Beautiful’.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Chandigarh, Smart city, Republic Day, Francois Hollande

Hollande should know making Chandigarh a smart city won't be easy

After Le Corbusier-Nehru's disagreement over the city's planning, will it be different 60 years later for the French president?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Varanasi, Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Smart city

Does Modi even know how to make Banaras a smart city?

He has done little so far and has not shown that his ideas are particularly visionary or humane.