Shout out to those environmentalists with a scientific inclination; the initiative ‘Germany – Land of Ideas’ in association with the Federal Ministry of Education & Research is organizing a German-Indian ideas competition. This venture is part of their international campaign ‘Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow’, and […]
There has always been a strain in the Centre-State relationship in India due to our quasi-federal structure. Its worse form is now being witnessed by Delhi.
The present century is witnessing a global urban transformation, which is rapidly ongoing. Urban centers became the drivers of economic growth in the post-industrial world. The economies of scale worked with large populations inviting synergy which has and continues to facilitate the urban growth process.
The Discover Delhi series of excursions sets out to explore and unravel the hidden and unknown as well as the known but not appreciated.
The recent announcement at the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2010 in Singapore crowning New Delhi among the top four global cities on the one hand and the burns of the construction work as well as ad hoc planning for the Commonwealth Games that the city is grilling […]
The most empowering context that we as human beings have created for ourselves as a species is the possibility of language. Creation of words to fit the world that we live in gives us the power to control it and manipulate it. So, while language has a collective, a supra-organic […]
Take Care | Take Charge, a Garnier Times of India Campaign with the Center for Environment Education as the Knowledge Partner invites ideas on green and sustainable solutions to environmental issues under various themes. These can include an innovative technology solution, a marketing solution, practice, or a way of impacting […]
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN Habitat at the WUF The World Urban Forum is one of the world’s premier conferences on cities. It was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, […]
The Sarai Media Lab invites expressions of interest and intent from artists and practitioners in diverse media – textual, visual, aural, spatial and temporal – who could be – visual artists (photographers, sculptors, installation artists, graphic artists), writers and independent scholars, filmmakers, architects, experimental musicians and composers, sound recordists, performers and people whose practices straddle or transcend different areas of practice – for participation in the ‘City as Studio’ Project.
May this Diwali be a celebration of vitality and abundance to all of us. Let me be authentic about who I was before I started writing in this blog. I tended to look at vitality as something that is limited to what I could provide and the planet we live […]
A trip to the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary got me thinking. I realized that the jungle supports livelihoods of the tribal people who have essentially been hunters and gatherers by profession. They do not own the forests or even part of it, they only access it and use it to meet […]
Something about beauty, which is perfection, always touches, moves and inspires people. Judging by the responses to the blog I seem to have done that. I truly appreciate you all, who make that extra effort to share with me how you feel. That is my inspiration to write every week. […]