Take a peek inside the melting pot that is Humayunpur, where you will find northeastern migrants from across the city gather to shop for groceries, eat native food and look for houses to rent. ‘It’s just like home,’ they say.
A landmark judgment for the nation, yet another civic disaster in Kolkata, new civic rules for Mumbaikars and Delhi’s monsoon disease burden — catch your weekly dose of key updates from our cities over the past week.
Ably guided by an aware and responsible citizen, a group of kids from a Kolkata apartment complex undertook a novel summer project — educating themselves and elders in the community about saving water, energy and the environment in general.
Almost 300 people, age 3 upwards, lent their strokes to 3500 sq ft of wall area, to beautify the neighbourhood as part of the ‘Colour My Township’ initiative organised by a residents’ collective in Lokhandwala, Kandivali.
With poor access and connectivity and glaring infrastructural gaps, the Mangalore Railway Junction station is crying out for attention, but apart from usual election season promises, there has been little action on the front.
In a walk around the Kashmiri Gate area of Delhi organised by the KLoDB (Knowing and Loving Delhi Better) community, the author loses herself in nuggets of history and rediscovers the capital as it once was.
Solving many of our everyday civic issues does not involve rocket science; all it takes is for citizens and administration to work together, as the successful cleaning of this Gurgaon stormwater drain shows.
A city is not about all that crashes and crumbles. A city is what people make it. This was perhaps the most important among the many lessons learnt by this citizen on the day that Mumbai went under water.
Where do children go when our cities fall prey to unilateral growth agendas leading to more cars, more high-rises and disappearing playgrounds? These poignant photos from Mumbai streets by Gopal MS tells the story.