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Hidden Histories: Kelvin Street, Manchester - Buildings of the Northern Quarter (Part One)

My next series of posts are going to focus on the hidden histories of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, which is one of my favourite areas of the city as there is so much art, history and culture (not forgetting excellent places to eat and drink) packed into the streets there. 2,473 more words


Bangladesh falls short in tackling childhood stunting

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

DHAKA: Scampering up the wall of his tin shack in Bangladesh’s capital, three-year-old Rozzob Ali has the same combination of mischief, charm and boisterous energy as many other boys. 848 more words

Current Affairs

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

By Katherine Boo


New York: Random House

256 pages

From the very first lines of… 234 more words

Book Review

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

So this book won a shit-ton of prizes. Katherine Boo’s decision to depict strict nonfiction/reporting within a novelistic framework is ballsy as hell and hard to do, but she pulled it off perfectly. 297 more words

Reading Journal

Palace in our mind

My dad once said, “Life always gives you something, but only if you are receptive enough to take it”

And few days ago, in my third slum visit, I was for once receptive enough to take something from probably nothing. 349 more words


A Surveyor's Dilemma

Just like any other research students, we were also asked to survey slums, the most visible expression of poverty in urban areas. At that point of time, the idea seemed very exciting. 483 more words


The anatomy of the poor

I have been working closely with people in the slums for around 18 years. The people I work with from around 72 slums in Bangalore are the parents of the children that come to the schools run by Parikrma Humanity Foundation. 1,619 more words