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Chandigarh fails to rehabilitate slum population

City on trial Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty   Chandigarh resists luxury residential project but fails to rehabilitate its slum population to preserve its master plan A housing complex in the catchment of Sukhna Lake will affect Chandigarh’s only water body (PHOTOGRAPHS: ANUPAM… Continue Reading →

Of smart cities and (un)smart decisions – A tale of misplaced priorities

Friday, 27 June 2014 – 6:47pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Arvind Unni  DNA It has been more than a month since the Modi-led BJP government swept to power at the Center, primarily riding on the anti-incumbency wave… Continue Reading →

When High Court Judges usurp land meant for the homeless, where do the homeless seek justice?

Faiza Khan, Khar East Andolan Posted on May 6, 2012 When you ask about the court cases in Golibar now, the residents will wrly reply with the famous Hindi film dailogue. “Tareek pe tareek! Tareek pe tareek! “. The hearing on… Continue Reading →

Is hope a fiction for India’s poor?

  Soutik BiswasDelhi correspondent, BBC More than half of Mumbai‘s people live in slums “We try so many things,” a girl in Annawadi, a slum in Mumbai tells Katherine Boo, “but the world doesn’t move in our favour”. Annawadi is… Continue Reading →

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