Water ATMs now provide around 2.9 lakh litres of safe, affordable water every month to residents of 40 slums in Bhubaneswar. But in a city which has 400 plus slums and where the total demand for water is estimated to hit 143 million litres a day in 2019, can this really be a significant game-changer?
The Mysore City Corporation wants to demolish the iconic structures of Devaraj market and Lansdowne building, believing that to be the only option in the face of accident risks as well as growing demands of vehicular traffic. Yet, heritage conservation calls for a more balanced, meticulous approach.
Bangalore University is all set to open up an exclusive hostel facility for female students from the north-eastern states. Delhi is also likely to follow soon. These hostels will create a safe space for the students who have historically borne the brunt of casual as well as violent racial prejudice, but do they really want safety at the cost of mainstreaming?
2019 will mark 10 years since the flyover project at Mangalore’s Mahaveer Circle was started under the National Highways Development Project. After countless missed deadlines, failed promises and futile dharnas, citizens have now taken to social media and other creative ways to vent their frustration.