So many theorists, writers, poets have described what city is. .. In today’s google baba’s age, if you type CITY and jump to images section, this is what you see: And then if you type the other extreme – village, this is what you see: And then you wonder – Why in the world do… Continue reading Missing – the Mumfordian City
– by Aqsa Rafi I was built by one of you I gave shelter to a few Built to splendour and magnificence Now, I am left in silence Once a marvel and a pride to you I wore gems and jewels a new Built as a gift or for glory Now, my carved walls… Continue reading I’m your heritage
– by Mohd. Aslam Koi kehta hai bade kaam ka shehar hai, Kuch kehte hain faqat naam ka shehar hai.. Shayar ne jab dekha to mahaz itna jaana… Ke jo mash-hoor tha kabhi ek shehanshah ke taj sa, Dhhuen me lipta hua aaj ek badnaam shehar hai… Koi kehta hai bade kaam ka shehar… Continue reading Shehar ki Kahani .. Shayar ki Zubaani
–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!