No signs of science
क्या प्रवासी मजदूरों के सैलाब को रोक सकते थे सस्ते किराए के मकान?
सोशल रेंटल हाउसिंग को लेकर भारत में बात तो कई सालों से चल रही है, लेकिन लॉकडाउन के दौरान यह स्पष्ट हो गया कि ...
COVID-19: What about housing for poor?
Union government’s housing scheme tragets derailed; low-income house buyers face increasingly volatile financial markets
How 2019 was for an average Indian household and the planet
Latest Government data debunks several tall claims of the government itself; On the other hand, at least 5 reports said the world's currnt …
How we lost the art of manipulating microclimate
The current mass housing construction is in contrast from the traditional urban forms of the city, which had smaller shaded spaces, were more …
Counting them in
Rewind 2018: Urbanisation creates chaos in India
Challenges and possible solutions to the rising population in urban areas
Earthquake disaster not limited to death toll
While many affected areas in Afghanistan are conflict-ridden, Pakistan faces administrative challenges
When wind and water run riot
The killer cyclone that hit Andhra Pradesh in 1977 will long be remembered as India's worst natural calamity of this century. But that we still …
Gujarat is paying a heavy price for a calamity that is by far the biggest government-made disaster since Independence. As the state crawls out …
As told to Parliament (September 16, 2020): No data on sanitation worker deaths amid COVID-19
All that was discussed in the House through the day
Slums on rent
Dhaka has seen a sharp rise in privately owned slums. Are these a better alternative to 'squatter settlements' common in India?
'Redevelopment disguises landgrab'
Dharavi survey eliminates tenants
Majority of residents may not be eligible for free housing
Jharkhand tribals build their own government homes
How India remains poor: As many as 22 states have become poorer
Latest NITI Aayog counts no state as ‘achiever’; overall performance of most ‘performing’, ‘laggard’ states …
Three-year action plan identifies gaps in rural development schemes
Over the next three years, the government wants to focus on strengthening implementation and monitoring of existing schemes
The rot has set in the construction sector. A dysfunctional clearance system has led to a series of building collapses in the recent past. …
One more goes down
Alleviating poverty: Forests, trees can be trump card post COVID-19, says report
The World Bank has projected extreme poverty to increase for the first time in 20 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic
International Disaster Risk Reduction Day: Why being prepared is key to overcoming 21st century challenges
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear that it is not enough for authorities to prepare for single disasters
Bombay High Court orders demolition of Adarsh Society
The HC has stayed the order for 12 weeks, giving time to the Maharashtra government to appeal in the Supreme Court
Dharavi gets costlier, project gets delayed
Land titles to urban slum dwellers in Bangalore
Slums as self-confrontation
The attempt to free cities of slums will only make them invisible