Context Reservoir- Re-wiring the tribal systems of Melghat.

The most disturbing conflict that one faces while working for an underprivileged community arises when one asks oneself, ‘Is it neo-colonialism if you, a city-grown and educated person, try to find a solution to a problem faced by them?’. This conflict arose at the beginning and was answered only during the next few months of …

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Women in Urban Space

Poverty is experienced differently according to gender, age, caste, class and ethnicity and within households. Poverty pushes you across geographical boundaries and the societal frames set by the same factors in order to survive. More often than others women tend to fall victim to the Burden from these discriminatory power relations in the society. The …

Teach them how to fish!

“Everything is world class, Sir!” In an era of uninhibited consumerism and commercialization, one can oft hear this cry- the strive to emulate international standards and cultivate a global image of the redundant City. This urban growth for the sake of growth neglects one important ideal – real human development, which is essential for creation …

… Charm of Timeless Spaces #1/6

A couple of years ago, a friend and I were part of a competition that questioned the notion of a "public space" in a city in the year 2099. What made it interesting was the fact that we had to understand how a city would change in the future, plot our predictions and design a …

City and its Stories

Every city has a plethora of stories waiting to be told - Undiscovered trails and untold tales of a million people that highlight forgotten nuances of city life. From the tea-kadais of George Town to the filter kappi kadai in the midst of Mylapore, the bajji stalls in the Marina to the biriyani kadai loyalists …