CULTURAL LEGACIES
History, as people remember it
CULTURAL LEGACIES : History, as people remember it

Formal urban planning and official heritage narratives have ignored the cultural legacies of cities. Citizens groups, however, are already exploring this and could point the way forward.

#Cities #History #Society
WOMEN ON BOARD
More than a mode of transport

The Metro network has quietly revolutionized women's travel in public transport, and given them a perceived notion of autonomy, along with scope for upward socio-economic mobility.

#Livelihoods #Transport #Women
DISABILITY IN DELHI
In the national capital, no policy for Persons with Disabilities

The Comptroller and Auditor General performance audit of the social welfare schemes for Persons with Disabilities run by the Department of Social Welfare, Government of Delhi, covering the years from 2009 to 2014, which got tabled recently brought forth some shocking facts, writes Himanshu Upadhyaya.

#Disability #Health
STREET VENDORS
A futile struggle for the right to trade

Legislation for street vendors mandates registration of all vendors and allocation of spaces for them by the state in designated zones. But the reality in Delhi is in stark contrast to what the law holds.

#Livelihoods #Trade #Laws
MIGRANT LABOUR
Daily wage-earners in Delhi find little cause to cheer for AAP

The AAP manifesto may have talked at length about “a flexible and fair labour policy” and regularisation of contract workers, but for a vast section of daily wage-earners, such promises hold no meaning. Devanik Saha talks to one to find out why.

#Labour Issues #Livelihoods #Economy
ELECTION TRIVIA
Delhi’s big battle in figures

As Delhi readies for the fiercely contested Assembly elections, here are a few details beyond the din of the campaigns that we bet you didn’t know! S Venkatraman captures them in an infographic.

#Elections #Government
URBAN MP PROFILES
Leading from the capital
URBAN MP PROFILES : Leading from the capital

As Delhi prepares to choose its leaders for the 16th Lok Sabha, Navya P K presents a look at the leaders who represented the key urban constituencies in the last session of Parliament.

#Elections #Government
DOMESTIC TRAFFICKING
Sons and daughters waiting to be rescued
As media reports on abuse of domestic help become increasingly frequent, Shoma A Chatterji draws attention to a documentary that reveals the shocking realities of children and young people trafficked for employment as servants in upper and middle class homes, primarily in Delhi.
#Child labour #Films #Human Rights
URBAN TRANSPORT
Delhi's cry: No more dead men walking
Not least among the problems in the national capital is the lack of road safety for pedestrians and those using non-motorised transport. Shambhu Ghatak presents data exposing the stark reality of commute in Delhi and outlines recommendations made to improve the situation.
#Cities #Transport #Economy
AAP IN DELHI
Why Arvind Kejriwal does not need magic
The question foremost on the minds of both believers and sceptics now is whether AAP will be able to keep its lofty promises to the people. Subramaniam Vincent feels that this may not require rocket science, after all.
#Elections #Subramaniam Vincent #OP-ED #All Things Public
DELHI 2013
Does the loser take it all?
In a rare occurrence in the Indian electoral scene, a losing party is not only hogging a larger share of the limelight but also apparently bringing about real changes in the way that politics has been practised in the country. Anoo Bhuyan analyses the real impact of the Delhi elections.
#Elections #Government #OP-ED
THE AAP PHENOMENON
A tipping point for Indian democracy
The translation of support for the Aam Aadmi Party into votes in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 augurs well for the Indian democracy, long struggling to break free from a corruption-ridden, archaic political establishment, writes R. Balasubramaniam
#Elections #OP-ED
THOUGHTS AFTER DELHI
When idealism isn't impractical anymore
Debates on a paradigm shift in Indian politics have primarily seen arguments around the feasibility of change, even as they took its desirability as given. Shankar Jaganathan celebrates the developments which promise a triumph for idealism and show its potential of being translated into reality.
#Elections #OP-ED
ANALYSIS: DELHI ELECTIONS VERDICT
What makes the Aam Aadmi Party tick?
ANALYSIS: DELHI ELECTIONS VERDICT : What makes the Aam Aadmi Party tick?
Veteran journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta talks to India Together on the phone from Delhi to share his views on what the nation is talking about - the spectacular debut performance of the Aam Aadmi Party in the recent state elections.
#Elections #OP-ED
UNSAFE CITIES
Delhi, through women's eyes
UNSAFE CITIES : Delhi, through women's eyes

With its sordid history of crimes against women, Delhi is the last place women would to be attracted to. Zumbish talks to women who live and work in the capital to know their thoughts on the city.

#Cities #Gender Violence #Women
  • Population : 18.7 m (2011 est)
  • Area : 1,483 sq.km.
  • Density : 12617/sq. km.
  • Sex Ratio : 868 (2011)
  • Child Sex Ratio : 871 (2011)
  • Literacy : 88.70% (2020)
  • Forest Cover : 13.18% (2019)
  • Lok Sabha MPs : 7
  • Rajya Sabha MPs : 3
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