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Dec 24, 2017
No country for playful children: Why Indian cities need to get serious about play timeUntil spaces are designated for children — including those who live on the streets or in urban slums — to play, menacing places like railway tracks or riverbeds will continue to serve as playgrounds.
Dec 09, 2017
How to build a queer city: Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru could take a cue from mid-19th century BerlinIn India, where Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalises gay sex, a thwarted community has managed to survive, protest with a song and dance, throw parties, and crawl under the sheets whenever it pleases
Oct 28, 2017
Open spaces in Indian cities must be viewed as essential community resources, not a luxuryOpen or public spaces — a city’s streets, parks, waterfronts, squares, maidans, chowks — are necessary breathers which provide vibrant locations for public encounter, and facilitate a civic culture
Oct 22, 2017
Could emulating China's 'sponge cities' help prevent the worst of flooding in urban India?Cities in India, with their impermeable surfaces, blocked drains, and rampant construction on lake beds and other water bodies, have metamorphosed into water-resistant barriers, prone to flooding.
Oct 15, 2017
Elphinstone Bridge stampede is a reminder of role good urban design can play in averting tragediesFootbridges in India, often hastily-constructed passages of narrow proportions and tacky design, evoke nether awe or oration | #ByDesign | #FWeekend