- Mar 30, 2015 12:13 IST
Yes, the BRT crammed the private vehicles for space while the buses whistled by. But was not that the idea? That a fast, efficient and reliable service would make people switch to public transport?
- Mar 23, 2015 10:52 IST
Another World Sparrow Day passed us by on March 20. Ever since it was declared the state bird in 2012, nothing has been done to bolster the depleting sparrow population in Delhi. Not even a study to tell us where and how their habitats are disappearing.
- Mar 16, 2015 11:04 IST
Last month, an art school lecturer in London started a project to understand why people were migrating into, out of, and around the British capital. Responses were displayed on digital billboards in Central London. Turned out, most of those who took part in the survey were leaving rather than arriving.
- Mar 09, 2015 10:55 IST
Reporting of rape cases saw a 32% jump in Delhi last year, thanks to the new law fixing police’s responsibility in registration and investigation of such cases. Rape is the horrible secret most women keep to themselves. Something must have changed to make women and their families feel emboldened to come out and seek help.
- Mar 02, 2015 00:04 IST
Just a day after the AAP government announced that 20,000 litres of water per household will be supplied free every month, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was staring reality in the face.
- Feb 22, 2015 23:44 IST
Swine flu has been a big scare this winter. Even those suffering from common cold, cough or fever are taking a long time to recover. Many patients have suffered relapses. Others are complaining how even antibiotics have failed to provide relief. No wonder, Kiran Bedi’s throat infection and Arvind Kejriwal’s Crocin pill were the top trending topics on the social media during the recently-concluded Delhi elections.
- Feb 16, 2015 08:07 IST
Kejriwal's party can't afford to take it easy or crib about political roadblocks, while the saffron party better not betray its own agenda by stalling the state government's initiatives just because it can.
- Feb 01, 2015 23:21 IST
The Congress released its manifesto two weeks back, AAP came out with one last Saturday. For reasons best known to its leaders, BJP has decided to ditch a formal manifesto and will release a vision document instead.
- Jan 26, 2015 15:01 IST
specific agenda - more colleges, skill development, job generation, wifi zones across the city - the three parties seem to be on the same page. What could have set AAP apart was its anti-corruption platform. But so far it has not been too vocal on the issue. Taking cue, BJP has put corruption low on its list of priorities and Congress relegated it to the last page of its manifesto.
- Jan 19, 2015 10:08 IST
For a city in election mode, Delhi can obsess a lot about the cold and the fog. Every morning as Delhiites layer themselves to step outdoors, mercury trends dominate conversations. Heading home every evening, we play the guessing game on fog.
- Jan 12, 2015 12:19 IST
The listeners of FM channels had already sensed it from the radio campaigns of the BJP and the AAP. Delhi's electoral battle this time will be the one between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal.
- Jan 05, 2015 12:16 IST
Figures for 2014, released by Delhi Police last week, saw a shocking near-100% surge in crime. There were 421 cases reported every 24 hours, including 12 street crimes every hour, a rape every four hours and molestation every two hours.
- Dec 08, 2014 08:04 IST
Just as we were wondering if all the safety measures announced since the fatal gangrape of a 23-year-old two years ago have made the Capital any safer for women, horror played out on Delhi’s roads yet again. DCP hails cab to find Uber’s office
- Dec 01, 2014 14:45 IST
The foul air from the seven million vehicles on Delhi's roads is leading to overcrowding in the intensive care units of city hospitals.
- Nov 24, 2014 00:05 IST
For a few years now, the authorities at Medicine Hat, a small Canadian town, have been doing what most civic agencies would have dismissed as outright foolish. They offered the town’s homeless furnished flats for free, The Economist reported last week.