Over a month after Delhi’s Kathputli Colony was razed to the ground, here’s how the displaced are trying to come to terms with their changed realities.
After years of resistance against the disputed redevelopment project announced in 2009, Delhi Development Authority evicted the residents of the colony, flattening 400 houses.
National Skill Development Corporation is joining hands with a Delhi-based think tank on culture to work out possible business models to bring traditional cultural skills into the job market.
As the Delhi Development Authority continues its resettlement drive, several residents claim that the authorities are forcing them out of the colony without addressing their fears of inadequate housing.
For the performers and artists here, ‘progress’ is coming at the cost of their passion and their livelihood.