Tagged with public realm

This is not the Swaraj that I want!

This is not the Swaraj that I want!

It was quite shocking when I opened the news paper yesterday. A teenager was killed by the Delhi Police (DP) because he was riding pillion with a stunt biker. What was shocking was that DP appointed 300 policemen to check the stunt biker, in a scenario where DP blames the lack of officials for the … Continue reading

Nero Fiddles while Rome Burns

Nero Fiddles while Rome Burns

They say it was the first fight for the freedom of India, the sepoy mutiny of 1857, where the company was at the verge of loosing its colony. Soon after, the British realized that they can’t have such loose control over the native. Massive restructuring was done, huge chunks of Shahjahanabad was demolished and rebuilt, … Continue reading

Public art within the politics of urban change

Public art within the politics of urban change

We need more urgently than architectural utopias, ingenious traffic disposal systems, or ecological programmes – to comprehend the nature of citizenship, to make a serious imaginative assessment of that special relationship between the self and the city; its unique plasticity, its privacy and freedom. ~ Raban Continue reading

Urban Void | शेहरी रिक्त

Urban Void | शेहरी रिक्त

दिल्ली में कई ऐसी बड़ी जगह है जो विशाल संख्या में लोगो के आवास हेतु बनाया गया था| ये परियोजनाए उस समय के आधुनिक परियोजना सिद्धांतो पे निर्मित है, इस लिए पूरी जगह का एक साथ विकास हुआ ना की एक एक भाग में, जैसे एक पारंपरिक समूह में होता है| इस तरह के निर्माण से कई … Continue reading

Delhi’s step-wells – stepping back in time

Delhi’s step-wells – stepping back in time

As published on Yahoo India (http://in.lifestyle.yahoo.com/blogs/traveler/delhi-fascinating-stepwells-step-step-083240446.html) —————– My explorations for baolis (step wells) started when I visited the art installation by Asim Waqif at Agrasen ki baoli. The installation was enticing with its message to conserve water and the joy of water that it projected, but what was more exciting was the fact that there … Continue reading