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The car makes its way slowly as it turns onto an old dirt road. Trodden so many times it’s hard to believe vehicles can drive through the area at all as I bump up and down in the back seat. 1,738 more words


Every day 10,000 tonnes of rubbish gets dumped at the four major landfill sites around the Indian capital city, Delhi. One of these sites, Ghazipur, has been on fire for the past two weeks. 270 more words


Slums as Spaces to Advance Gender Equality

What evidence is there to suggest that slums in the Global South are spaces which hinder progress towards the advances in gender equality nominally associated with development? 4,422 more words


No More Immigration Until We Fix Anacostia

It was a short drive from my hotel in Washington, DC’s toney National Harbor district to the Capitol.  But we were stuck in heavy traffic on I-295 into downtown.  626 more words

Our Economic Mess

Dharavi, dump, diverse and home

Mumbai is a city of extremes. There is the safe, five star glitzy city found mainly in and around Church Gate, where the Gateway to India stands majestically, where the rich and famous glide up in expensive cars to the Taj for yet another lunch, where the beggars are kept out by police and barriers. 1,276 more words

Welfare schemes benefited only a quarter of urban slums: NSSO

Majority of the slums are deprived of the benefits of urban infrastructure schemes under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (Photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Only 24 per cent of urban slums of across India benefited from Central government welfare schemes such as the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) and other schemes run by state governments and local bodies, according to the findings recently released by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. 475 more words


Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo

This is a book I’ve had on my To-Read list for ages, since I first found out about it from John Green’s book recommendations video… 400 more words