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New Book: Sustainable City Management

I am proud to present my new book “Sustainable City Management – Informal Settlements in Surakarta, Indonesia” 198 more words

Blog

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity;
By Katherine Boo, @ 2012;
An audiobook read by Sunil Malhotra.

Abdul, 16 or 19, no one is sure not even him, has been accused of beating and burning a one-legged woman. 482 more words

India

Nineteenth-Century Slums

Following the Industrial Revolution, many families saw themselves relocating into large, mechanized cities in order to find new employment and opportunities. Family-run businesses could no longer compete with the technology and machinery developed in the industrialized cities, meaning that many families saw no option other than to move, or else risk starvation and death. 236 more words

History

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

The Queen of Katwe -- The Improbable Story of a Ugandan Chess Champion´╗┐

Before it was a successful Disney movie (which I have yet to see), The Queen of Katwe was a book by Tim Crothers. Crothers initially came to Uganda to do a story on Phiona Mutesi, an impoverished teenager from the slums of Katwe who had become a chess champion through an improable series of events. 457 more words

Non-fiction

Angel Meadow- Manchester

My last post of 2016. Meaning i think i’ve managed 12, one per month. As in 2015. Angel Meadow in Manchester (long since condemed and demolished) was judged in the victorian era, Britains worst slum. 218 more words

Poetry