Street-side barbers work in villages, towns and cities across India. But what’s life like for them? Abdul Majeed Salmani and Baba Thakur, two barbers in Delhi, talk about their profession and the challenges they face.
Whatever the reasoning behind JNU’s decision to diversify into engineering and management, it seems about time.
While Paharganj is full of neon signage, Gole market is abundant with hand-painted lettering.
In the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, PM2.5 levels decreased by 27% between 2013 and 2016.
In 2016 alone, 47 cases were registered for attacks on media persons.
While the NCRB data have shown a substantial rise in crimes against women, activists say there has been an increase in reporting rather than the rate of crime.
The Uber driver was convicted of the rape, which occurred in Delhi in 2014, in a criminal case in India. He was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison.
When Binota Gayen bought her rickshaw in May last year, she became the first woman e-rickshaw driver in Govindpuri, Delhi.
Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, schools shut down and various regional level governments are quarrelling with each other.
While incentives and subsidies are available and common for the suppliers and consumers of Uber/Ola and battery rickshaws, autorickshaws have no such advantages. What impact has this had on auto drivers’ incomes?
Public awareness on sex attacks in Delhi has surged since the Delhi bus attack and thrown a global spotlight on gender violence.
If a circuit bench were to be set up in Goa – a discussion the state government wants to avoid – activists say there would be four times the number of cases that are currently before the Pune bench.
Given that waste segregation and incineration come with their own drawbacks, the need of the hour is to identify a large plot away from human settlements that can be used as a landfill.
The right to privacy judgment not only learns from the past but also sets the wheel of liberty and freedom for the future.
Using mixed research methods – like a combination of ethnography and data analysis – is useful in trying to understand urban informality and the impact of events like demonetisation.
Access to clean and regular water remains a challenge for New Delhi, a city that could easily tackle its water crisis with greater effort.
The government had planned to chop trees to widen roads and ease traffic congestion, but protesters blamed illegal driving and sidewalk encroachments for the problem.
While the lack of safety is often cited as the reason for taking young girls out of school, questioning what that ‘safety’ means reveals patriarchal prejudices.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had last month directed the authorities to make a comprehensive plan in the matter, while the civic bodies are keeping a tab on mosquito-breeding through regular monitoring.
While the transformation is gradual, Delhi’s government schools have come a long way in improving their infrastructure and quality of education.
Putul Daloi, whose husband died in November while cleaning a Delhi mall septic tank without any protective gear, talks about his ordeal and the aftermath of his death.
In Seelampur, Delhi, the informal e-waste recycling industry takes a massive toll on workers and the environment.
The moving story behind why a refugee family from Afghanistan has been forced to sleep on the roads of Delhi.
Himachal Pradesh is hurrying to build a dam in Renuka Valley that will benefit three regions quarrelling with each other about the water. Meanwhile, the valley’s peasants look lost about their future.
Activists have said that the government’s rehabilitation efforts in Bawana are inadequate and that precautionary measures weren’t taken after a very similar fire four years ago.
As the MCD goes to the polls, The Wire explains what these bodies do and why the elections are important.
The lack of any law to protect groundwater levels is actively hampering any efforts to enable and encourage the natural replenishment of the NCT’s water table.
Air India has said that the morale of employees is taking a hit as no action has been initiated.
Despite the many challenges before it, what AAP has achieved in Delhi during its two years in power is commendable. When compared to the purely negative campaigns of other parties, the decision is clear.
The Krantikari Mazdoor Morcha, which has been working for the well-being of workers, will field candidates from three areas in Delhi.
Bedi deleted her tweet after being criticised for seeking votes for the BJP.
Despite much hue and cry, the NGT had allowed the AOL to hold the three-day festival in the region as a fait accompli last year.
Vote counting for ten assembly constituencies in eight states – Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh – is currently underway.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
Amid the blame-games that will likely begin in the wake of Rajini’s death, his writing should remind us of what we are most at danger of forgetting.
As many as eight firemen have lost their lives in last four months while saving other people.
Court orders and executive decisions made by states’ stamp and registration departments all want such fraudulent transfer cases declared ‘null and void’.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
On studying three unauthorised colonies, it was found that the incidence of children’s diarrhoea was related to the lack of safe excreta disposal systems.
The homeless, especially women, have no place to go to during the winters in the capital.