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In Assam, locals struggle to find Bihu special greens owing to unplanned urbanisation, climate change
India

In Assam, locals struggle to find Bihu special greens owing to unplanned urbanisation, climate change

For Rongali Bihu, the Assamese new year, a special dish is traditionally prepared — a concoction of ‘ekho-ek bidh xaak’, or 101 varieties of local leafy greens and herbs, that is believed to be beneficial to health.

India would have been better equipped to fight COVID-19 with different economic policy, says Gopalkrishna Gandhi
India

India would have been better equipped to fight COVID-19 with different economic policy, says Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Gopalkrishna said the the country's economic policy — one which encouraged industrialisation and urbanisation, causing "huge population unsettlement" and forcing farmers to migrate to cities in large numbers — only spurred the COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops
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New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops

Among other Indian cities, Bengaluru and Mumbai were degraded as well where respondents said city administration needs to focus on the problem of air pollution

Fixing India’s cities needs cutting the Gordian Knot: Failure, inaction are roadblocks to leveraging urbanisation for good
India

Fixing India’s cities needs cutting the Gordian Knot: Failure, inaction are roadblocks to leveraging urbanisation for good

The Government of India needs to build whole-of-system capacity for urban transformation, ensuring that all urban actors learn about complexity and understand the city as a ‘system of systems’. It is imperative that we work collectively to cut the Gordian Knot – abandon the dogmas that confuse and confound us – and secure a sustainable, just and equitable urban future for all.

Reforms unleashed by Narendra Modi govt will make country very competitive; India's story has just begun: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
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Reforms unleashed by Narendra Modi govt will make country very competitive; India's story has just begun: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was moving fast on the track of ease of doing business, the NITI Aayog CEO said

Rahul Mehrotra on how architecture is being divorced from social context, why we should revise definition of urbanity
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Rahul Mehrotra on how architecture is being divorced from social context, why we should revise definition of urbanity

In a masterclass at the India Culture Lab, Rahul Mehrotra held forth on the limited definition of urban in India, how architecture is being dictated more by aesthetics than utility and why we should build to foster empathy

Tiger caught in camera trap photos using underpass along NH7 highway in Nagpur
science

Tiger caught in camera trap photos using underpass along NH7 highway in Nagpur

Fences & barriers in place to prevent accidents & disturbance in wildlife hotspots may not be enough.

World Cities Day: From safest to least liveable, take this quiz to check your knowledge about global cities
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World Cities Day: From safest to least liveable, take this quiz to check your knowledge about global cities

World Cities Day is observed on 31 October. The concept was first brought about by United Nations.

Indian teens in 6-member winning team at 'Future of buildings and cities challenge' share $7500 prize, surprise themselves with upside of global collaboration
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Indian teens in 6-member winning team at 'Future of buildings and cities challenge' share $7500 prize, surprise themselves with upside of global collaboration

Two Indian-born students Bani Singh, 18, of Oslo, Norway, and Arunima Sen, 16, of Bangalore, India, are part of a winning team of six students from around the world who connected across three continents and multiple times zones to top the Future of Buildings and Cities Challenge co-sponsored by United Technologies and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Home buyers looking for bigger flats of avg 1,300 sq ft size in major cities, demand increased by 4%: Survey
Business

Home buyers looking for bigger flats of avg 1,300 sq ft size in major cities, demand increased by 4%: Survey

According to the report, Hyderabad is making the most of its affordability advantage and registered the highest demand for bigger homes

Lost City: This photo essay captures a decade's worth of dramatic change in Bengaluru
Life

Lost City: This photo essay captures a decade's worth of dramatic change in Bengaluru

Through his photos of Bengaluru, captured over the past nine years, Pradeep KS chronicles the complete transformation of a city, its citizenry, and a way of life

India should not copy China for urbanisation, instead needs to create growth hubs across country: Niti Aayog VC
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India should not copy China for urbanisation, instead needs to create growth hubs across country: Niti Aayog VC

Niti Aayog VC says India does not have empowered cities and stressed the need of resurrecting the old tradition of having strong mayors in cities.

India's battle with air pollution: UNICEF report says Indian babies face high risk of brain damage
India

India's battle with air pollution: UNICEF report says Indian babies face high risk of brain damage

A UNICEF report has once again raised the alarm bells about high levels of air pollution and its likely impact on brain development among infants.

Plight of Adiyan and Vetan communities of Kerala highlight why India needs to revisit criteria for determining tribal identity
India

Plight of Adiyan and Vetan communities of Kerala highlight why India needs to revisit criteria for determining tribal identity

While ascertaining the tribal identity of a community, India must keep in mind that tribal communities are never static and they have been undergoing shifts at a fast pace

Kashmir losing its agricultural land to rapid urbanisation and unplanned construction, reveals revenue report
India

Kashmir losing its agricultural land to rapid urbanisation and unplanned construction, reveals revenue report

Kashmir is losing its prime agricultural land and wetlands to rapid urbanisation and faulty land-use, according to a December 2016 state policy document on land use.

Bengaluru floods: Unchecked urbanisation, pollution led to heavy rains that caused deluge
India

Bengaluru floods: Unchecked urbanisation, pollution led to heavy rains that caused deluge

Heavy rains led to flooding in several parts of Bengaluru, after which drainage water entered the houses in low-lying areas.

Maharasthra lost forests 660 times iconic Oval Maidan of Mumbai in seven years
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Maharasthra lost forests 660 times iconic Oval Maidan of Mumbai in seven years

The sate of Maharashtra lost 58.81 square kilometres (14,532 acres) of green cover in the seven years from 2005-06 to 2011-12, a first-of-its-kind satellite mapping of the state has revealed.

Modi govt's Smart City scheme may make housing unaffordable for poor, says UN report
India

Modi govt's Smart City scheme may make housing unaffordable for poor, says UN report

The Smart City scheme of Government of India might broaden the gap between the rich and poorer cities with an overreliance on technology possibly resulting in an unaffordable housing for the poor, a United Nations expert says in a report to the current UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session

We need to reimagine urbanisation in India says Anand Mahindra
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We need to reimagine urbanisation in India says Anand Mahindra

At the third edition of 'Mahindra World City Confluence' in New Delhi, Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra spoke about the importance of urbanisation for productivity in the country.

Exclusive: Ahead of Budget, OECD lists out Indian economy’s ills, prescribes cures
Business

Exclusive: Ahead of Budget, OECD lists out Indian economy’s ills, prescribes cures

Among the recommendations made were simplification of the bureaucratic procedures of securing regulatory approvals and environmental clearance for infrastructure projects, defining of timelines for all stages of granting approvals, relying more on single window clearance mechanisms and reviewing timelines within the Land Acquisition Bill to make land acquisition faster.