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
Each and every one of us has a unique relationship with our environment. Taruna Goel is a storyteller and uses photography to express herself and convey feelings, emotions, memories and dreams. Taruna says: ‘It is a way for me to tell tales about things that I am deeply connected to. I am also a time… Continue reading Stories, pictures and relationships!
By Nidhi Batra When the night, its darkness and its light.. are only meant for me… when the wide open roads.. gently wet by the last shower.. sparkle beneath my feet.. and embrace me.. I know the night is meant for me… When the wind blows through my hair.. swifts my flowy skirt.. makes me… Continue reading Only Mine
Today, the ‘Gods’ went for a little stroll on Lodhi Road, with a bang or as my daughter says for a party of their own 🙂 A photo blog – from Delhi, with band baja still reverberating!
Of losing a language to metropolitantra and it’s strange re-entry. By – Shriti K Tyagi I open windows. One after another. Panama papers.Citizens.Rape. Sedition. Reasonable Restrictions. DeshBhakt. Presstitues. Sickulars. Modi. Surgical Strikes. Trump. Syria. And somehow I land up reading two essays on language. They must have left an impact because I wake up at an… Continue reading Meeting an Old Friend
Sehreeti was invited to participate at the National Consultation on Civil Society Contribution to Habitat III, held at JNU, Delhi on 10 October 2016. Nidhi Batra of Sehreeti, spoke about issues of ‘urban-rural dichotomy’ in respect to South Asian Context. Attached is the paper: Urbanisation has almost become synonymous with development. This developmental process comes… Continue reading Addressing Rurbanising Realities in the New Urban Agenda