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A 'tryst' with Chennai police!

Chennai: Owing to the place and the background I belong to–Delhi, where there is a protest every now and then (pardon my casual tone) and dad being in the intelligence department– I have had many encounters with the police. 1,104 more words


Making the invisible visible: generating data on ‘slums’ at local, city and global scales

The largest and most detailed set of data about what are termed ‘slums’ or ‘informal settlements’ has been built from enumerations undertaken by the residents of these settlements and their federations. 142 more words

Urban Issues

There are no luxury hotels in interesting places

One travel enthusiast once told me that his addiction didn’t really cost him an arm and a leg. “There are no luxury hotels in interesting places,” he said. 72 more words

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