Until 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.
In 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
Open 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
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.
Footbridges in India, often hastily-constructed passages of narrow proportions and tacky design, evoke nether awe or oration | #ByDesign | #FWeekend