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.
Besides restrictions on vehicular traffic, the plan envisages many other emergency measures like the closure of schools and power plants, as well as advisories being issued asking people to avoid polluted areas and restrict outdoor movement.
Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
A survey conducted in Munirka village, Vasant Vihar’s Kusumpur Pahadi slum, Trilokpuri and Noor Nagar’s Pahadi slum shows that casual labourers and small shop owners have been the hardest hit by demonetisation.
If after 20 years of dialogue we are exactly at the same (if not worse) place as we started at, how are we going to get better?
In 2013-2014, the CPCB spent a mere Rs 8.14 crore on air-quality monitoring for the entire country and this amount was further reduced to Rs 5.45 crore in 2014-2015.
Najeeb Jung’s tenure as lieutenant governor of Delhi has been marked by repeated disputes with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on issues of jurisdiction.
According to the WHO’s list of 20 worst polluted cities, ten are in India. Of these, six are in North India and four in UP: Allahabad, Kanpur, Firozabad and Lucknow.
Obedience and conventionality seem to have reasserted themselves as core values, as the rebellious spirit of Delhi declines.
‘The role of the foreign community in drawing attention to the health effects of air pollution was crucial in Beijing, as it would be in Delhi later.’
PM 2.5 levels over north India sky-rocketed to over 29 times the WHO standards this Diwali, surpassing the previous year as well.
Installing an air filter in public is more like avoiding the problem and diverting attention away than solving it. Emissions should always be controlled at the source.
Despite a renewed conversation on air pollution, there was no impact this Diwali on the use of firecrackers, which create the most dangerous pollutants
India has the largest number of polluted cities among the fifty most polluted cities across the world.