Opinion


The fallacy of the affordable housing rental package

By on June 7th 2020

A commentary on the government’s proposed affordable rental housing solutions for migrant workers

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Covid crisis has exposed gaps in urban Swachh Bharat Mission. It must be revamped

By , and on April 28th 2020

The Swachh Bharat Mission won’t work in Covid times unless it is equipped with wastewater management, better infrastructure and protects sanitation workers better.

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Job loss, rent and exodus — Covid-19 crisis tells us migrants need housing security

By on April 27th 2020

Practising social distancing and staying home to fight the coronavirus is not possible for migrant workers without housing security.

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Hand washing to stop coronavirus — 78% of toilets in Mumbai slums lack reliable water supply

By , and on April 16th 2020

Water and sanitation concerns of Indian slums need to be addressed in the fight against coronavirus, otherwise it can have a nationwide impact.

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Regularising Delhi colonies: Smart policy, incomplete plan

By and on January 26th 2020

Despite electoral promises, the complications inherent in processes of regularisation persist despite fresh legislation. Grounded processes of documentation are required.

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Placing The Poor In The Flood Path

By on January 1st 2016

The creation of mass ghettos of urban poverty in the middle of ecologically fragile lands exposes the fraudulence of both the environmental and the socio-legal rationale of resettlement in Chennai.

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