A girl tries to wade through water at the P.G. Women’s Hostel in Delhi University. The students at DU this year are the worst hit beginning with the half hearted introduction of the semester system–in some courses–by the administration, which never went well with the lecturers, to being evacuated from […]
Drive on the road that goes straight from Dilli Haat–across AIIMS flyover–all the way to Qutub Minar and other key heritage sites of touristic interest in Delhi, and the broken-potholed road does not let you believe that in less than two week’s time, Delhi will be hosting the 19th Commonwealth Games.
The Monsoon this year has been prolonged and undoubtedly it provides an interesting platform to comprehend the way we interact and associate with environment and seasonal change, how our lifestyles revolve around seasons and how certain patterns of climatic culture evolve over a period of time.
There is one being-Indian-thing, which spans the urban-rural and the rich-poor divide: our annual watch and wait for the monsoon. It begins every year, without fail as heat climbs and the monsoon advances. The farmers wait desperately because they need the rain at the right time to sow their crops.
Well, that’s what many people seem to be reciting during this year’s monsoon. The reason for such a wish being the menace caused by rainfall that leads to traffic havoc and raises people’s irritation level even as it brings down the city’s mercury level. Since the announcement of our new […]
Delhi normally receives the monsoon rain between June 28 and July 1. There is still an entire week to go and the heat in the capital is at its peak. There is also unusual local heating in certain parts of the city which is largely owing to the construction activity […]