–Nidhi Batra, Sehreeti How many times in our Delhi -Gurgaon newspapers have we read that the ‘rape’ was committed by a migrant. These migrants who have first time come into a city, from locations – wherever – young with a ticket to freedom. And then all the middle class and elite begin to look at… Continue reading Rape culture of our cities!
– Charumati Haran Years ago when I was learning to drive, my driver told me, “If you can drive in Delhi, you can drive anywhere”. According to the Delhi Traffic Police website, Driving in Delhi has the following stats: Population – 1,70,84,235 Vehicles – 96,34,976 Road length – 33,198 km Area- 1,483 sq.km I’m sure… Continue reading The Roadways of Delhi both baffle and bewitch!
– Nidhi Batra, Sehreeti I have been on a little trip this weekend – a trip of ‘rights hoping’ . It began yesterday with hopping through three different perspectives claiming their rights – coincidently all at the same venue – oblivious of each other and how their truths were so different. Started with a close-knit… Continue reading Battle of the voices
By Nidhi Batra, Sehreeti I am a Delhi girl, come with my conditioned reflexes of how to behave and interact with the city. For me, taking a cab alone at 10 p.m. is a scary business, to be sitting in a public place alone is a dangerous affair, to enjoy with girl friends without being… Continue reading Act like a girl….Enjoy your city!
by Shriti K Tyagi The article has been earlier published at Ecophiles : https://ecophiles.com/2016/06/01/delhi-on-foot-tales-from-historic-bylanes-mehrauli/ For many of us Mehrauli ends at Qutab Minar, a brunch or a dip into a Sabyasachi or his brethren’s carefully designed stores, some even go a bit further to tuck in some food-with-a-view. And that’s it! As a neophyte in Delhi, that’s… Continue reading Delhi on foot: Tales from the historic bylanes of Mehrauli
By Nidhi Batra Whenever I have thought of a city – I thought of it as one large urban theatre, where every actor has a role and a place, a stage which has the latent characteristics of being democratic. But in my recent visit to the slums of Raipur ,that image of a city has… Continue reading The ‘Outsider’ – city within city
By – Dr. J.C. Batra You would have swayed in rhythm with poetry of Abida Parveen, without realizing that she is reciting Siraiki Kafi! One of the marker of a civilisation is the ‘language’ it produces. It is through this language that the civilisation continues, expressing itself in everyday activities, folk, culture, poetry and celebrations!!… Continue reading The legacy of ‘Siraiki’ – a language of harmony and peace