This is what Lavasa looks like
COVID-19 exposes fault lines in peri-urban areas
Lack of sanitation awareness prevails at a greater extent here; it is unclear how COVID-19-centric awareness campaigns will influence behavioral …
Bringing order to streets
Centre legalises street vending and gives the profession its due respect. But accommodating vendors is a challenge
101 suicides in two months; is Marathwada the new Vidarbha?
Most suicides among orchard farmers, say observers
Delhi’s dream of clean air goes up in smoke
One more goes down
Can we afford not to change?
Clear as air
The grim picture of a lung scarred by pollution is of no shock value today. An ailing populace continues to throw up a phlegm of protests. To …
Goa must grow...but how?
On January 26, 2007, the government of Goa withdrew its newest blueprint for the development of the state, called the Regional Plan 2011. …
Wanted: An urban equivalent of MGNREGA
Such a programme is the need of the hour not only as a measure to revive the urban economy now, but also to mitigate any further shocks to …
Spring of discontent
Mining in Odisha’s Khandadhar hills will dry out perennial water bodies
Can India ever have car-free centres?
More dreams sans cars
From a loose concept to a concrete movement, the idea of the car-free city has evolved gradually
How smart is a smart city?
By its looks, the place could be mistaken for Portofino, a fishing village-cum-resort in Italy—multi-coloured buildings crowd a waterfront …
A step-by-step guide on how Union budget is formulated
To start the process, the budget division issues an annual budget circular around the last week of August or the first fortnight of September …
The big challenges for Telangana
Telangana region accounts for huge chunk of natural resources of undivided Andhra Pradesh. Will creation of new state intensify existing regional …
Ten dead, six injured in Mumbai building collapse
Yet another building collapses amid allegations of illegal modifications; number still trapped unknown
Fruits of afforestation
Adivasis in southern Madhya Pradesh see salvation from malnutrition in a drive to plant fruit trees
Owning the road
Cities without cars, pollution and traffic. A movement is spreading across Europe to drive cars out. People are beginning to say no to cars
Come out and claim the road
Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice
A unique characteristic of Addis Ababa’s urban development is that successive Ethiopian regimes have used new urban projects as …
Walking or cycling to work reduces health risks in India
Study makes case for investment in public transport, pedestrian and cycling routes
'Chhattisgarh's PPP model for diagnostic services flawed'
Team of experts deputed by Centre says state's plan could lead to denial of services to poor patients and filing of false claims
Desecration of nature responsible for COVID-19: Manipur High Court
The court was listening to a PIL when it made the statement