Fanning the flame of science
At a recent convention held in the Capital, the Bhartiya Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha took stock of the ways to popularise science among the common people
Ridding Delhi's brothels of HIV
An organisation of sex workers struggles to combat the spread of AIDS in Delhi's red-light areas.
Loneliness in the glitzy capital
Delhi’s city plan has dehumanised public spaces, inviting violence like the recent gangrape of a 23-year-old girl
How wide does a road have to be for a bus to pass?
One of the many problems with Delhi’s BRT is that it never went far enough
Joy of learning can be a pain
Children fell victim to organisational inefficiency and indifference at the National Joy of Learning Festival held recently in the Capital
Banking on thrift and credit
Cooperative banks initiated with assistance from an NGO
in the Capital have plucked slumdwellers out of the red
A bank to save the embarrassment of riches
Surplus food from hotels in the Capital is no longer thrown away: A non-profit organisation that started recently collects the food and …
Think Jap, be Indian
An automobile mechanic solves a dusty riddle
Cleaning up the frontyard
Some Delhi residents tackle the Capital's mountainous garbage problem as civic authorities apathetically look on
Children from all over India recently came together bursting with ideas on how to build a cleaner country
Educational tools need not be the prerogative of the privileged
On a limb and a prayer
In Delhis not-too-fashionable areas, Sayantan Bera photographs musclemen who set sprains and fractures right
Mockery or mock drill?
Sonal Matharu wonders when nature strikes unannounced what is the point of pre-announced mock drills
Uneasy wears the Delhi crown
It may not be long before the city gets a tag of being ‘unlivable’, with its environmental indicators showing a deep and steady decline
Changing mobility patterns, rising chronic diseases
How do we make mobility planning “Healthier”? What does Delhi teach us?
Children teach elders with play on street
Against the opulent backdrop of the WHO building in the Capital, children of the Anna Nagar slum act out on the street their …
Rising above the muck
The residents of an unauthorised colony in Delhi battle all odds
for a cleaner life
Where reducing waste improved quality
A simple waste minimisation technique at an electroplating plant in Delhi improved the quality of its plating and saved the unit Rs 60,000 annually.
Clean up or close down
Threatened with closure on grounds of pollution, Palam Potteries adopted a waste minimisation method that brought down its smoke emissions and …
Dirty RIVER blues
Children of Delhi rediscover Yamuna. And see how everything is being done to reduce it to a drain
Technologies can help manage waste as well as make hardy roads
About 10,000 people scan drains in Delhi's industrial areas: a vital but neglected work force
New ventures offered computerised overview
A computerised information service on the relevant technology and potential for an industrial venture will soon be in the market.
Taking the magic out of miracles
Promoting a more rationalist attitude to life at a mass level, that's what the Jan Vigyan Jatha sets out to do
When a river weeps
Reduced to being a receptacle of household and industrial wastes and victimised by lopsided development, the Yamuna, Delhi's lifeline, is crying …