Every time I return to the Indian capital – in the mornings – by train, I get sad. The closer I get to New Delhi Railway Station – the throbbing heart of the city’s railway network despite efforts to decongest it by making satellite stations – the sadness turns to anger. Thankfully, life has denied...
Fifty five years ago the Delhi Development Act was passed by Indian Parliament and after receiving presidential assent on December 27, 1957 it came into effect. Among other things it led to the creation of an urban behemoth – Delhi Development Authority. It was another decade before DDA decided to get into housing activity –...
Millions of Indians live in slums. It is a problem decades in the making that the Indian government is trying to solve. One difficulty in doing so is that the government needs to recognized that it has been a part of the problem for at least four decades and must take remedial policy steps before...
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