Articles by Arunav Chowdhury

Arunav Chowdhury is currently working as a JAGA Fellow with Tata Trusts in Odisha. He has done his graduation in Economics from Delhi University and recently completed his Masters in Urban Policy and Governance from TISS, Mumbai. He is a keen watcher of David Lynch and Mafia movies, listens to hip-hop & funk and likes to explore the unknown.

The balcony in Cultured, a cafe in Humayunpur, Delhi, gives a good vantage point of the daily happenings in the streets -- women walking the streets in their chic winter coats, men in trendy hairstyles going to office in their formal attire and people coming out to buy their daily groceries. On the same street one can see the local men of the village sitting in front of their houses with a hookah and a bonfire. Most of the young tenants in this urban village in Delhi are from the North Eastern states. As I sat in the cafe with…

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