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Zumba on the streets: A new trend in Indian cities?

September 18, 2017 Navya P K 1

From Mumbai to Chennai and Gurugram to Kochi, many Indian cities are hosting car free days when streets or stretches are closed to motorised vehicles and become a stage for recreational events. Here’s a look at these and the thought behind them. »

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Who will pay for the development of our cities?

August 8, 2017 Prachee Mishra 0

From AMRUT to Swachh Bharat to Smart Cities, the wide range of schemes in place reflect the government’s thrust on urban development. But how will these schemes be financed? Here’s a primer on the options available and some recent policies meant to help cities improve their finances. »

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How Mysuru got a new mantra: Save Kukkurahalli Lake

July 31, 2017 Navya R 2

These​ ​Mysureans​ ​have​ ​convinced​ ​the​ ​government​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on​ ​how​ ​Kukkurahalli​ ​Lake can​ ​be​ ​restored​ ​without​ ​destroying​ ​its​ ​natural​ ​ecosystem,​ ​by​ ​giving​ ​more​ ​importance​ ​to​ ​biodiversity than​ ​theme​ ​parks​ ​and​ ​boating. »