awareness, education · cities · City · rape · safety · women

Rape culture of our cities!

–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!

delhi · roads · satire · traffic · Uncategorized

The Roadways of Delhi both baffle and bewitch!

– 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!

cities · civil society · development · environment · skill development · Uncategorized

Battle of the voices

– 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

City · environment · mehrauli · stories

Delhi on foot: Tales from the historic bylanes of Mehrauli

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

City · language · siraiki · Uncategorized

The legacy of ‘Siraiki’ – a language of harmony and peace

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