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Shivani Singh
Shivani Singh
  • What has gone wrong with Dilli-6 is what has gone wrong with Delhi in general. But within its walled ambit of 1,500 acres, all the problems of a growing capital-- unstoppable migration, crowding, excess commercialisation and illegal construction--have been amplified manifold. It’s a big price to pay for being the heart of Delhi.
  • A boatman rows his boat in the Yamuna near Yamuna Baazar in Delhi.
    Aug 24, 2015 12:42 IST

    It's our choice: Delhiites can revive Yamuna

    If we stop throwing waste, the river will stop being a drain. If we stop cluttering the riverbed, it will have breathing space.

  • Delhi traffic jam during rains
    Aug 17, 2015 12:41 IST

    Delhi needs expertise, team work to free its clogged arteries

    Delhi has the most extensive road network in India--21% of its geographical area is just motorways. The Capital also has the highest vehicular population--8.8 million in the country.

  • A volunteer teaches Pakistani children at a makeshift class
    Aug 10, 2015 11:48 IST

    Delhi govt must focus on clearing primary education mess

    Back in the early 1990s, my government-aided missionary school had to mandatorily compete with its government counterparts in zonal competitions. I was once picked for one such recitation competition.

  • Ambedkar Nagar Rape cases Delhi
    Aug 03, 2015 14:23 IST

    Beaten by the system: Why rape victims keep silent in India

    Sexual crimes behind closed doors or the 'hidden rape' are still vastly under-reported. Reporting sexual assaults, especially if the attacker is a known person requires remarkable courage because often victims are emotionally and financially dependent on their abusers.

  • BRT Corridor
    Jul 27, 2015 12:49 IST

    It's curtains for flawed BRT but Delhi needs the real thing

    In Delhi, no public infrastructure project has ever evoked such acrimony as the BRT did right from its construction stage in mid 2000.

  • Delhi Trees
    Jul 20, 2015 12:25 IST

    For health and money, demand green neighbourhoods in Delhi

    That green symbolises hope, happiness and new life is ancient knowledge. But how much could the presence of trees in our contemporary neighbourhood improve the health of residents?

  • Delhi rain
    Jul 13, 2015 00:37 IST

    Why monsoon need not be a nightmare in Delhi

    For all the romanticism attached to the rain in our ancient texts and contemporary popular culture, our cities fear rapid meltdown every time it pours.

  • Garbage dump
    Jul 06, 2015 16:17 IST

    For a sustainable Delhi, it's time to recycle and reuse

    All gung-ho about the Swachh Bharat campaign, it is time the Centre and the state push for implementation of laws that make recycling mandatory for residents. It is the only way we can reduce the trash we send to the landfills.

  • Delhi University 5
    Jun 28, 2015 23:14 IST

    DU can’t hold all, students need more quality options

    Last week, the Delhi University’s cut-offs reached a bizarre high. The university had earlier announced that a student coming from a different stream would require 2.5% more than the eligibility percentage declared for a course. Add that to the 100% cut-off declared by some colleges and it becomes an impossible ask.

  • Gurgaon
    Jun 01, 2015 11:39 IST

    Delhi’s challenge is to make vertical growth sustainable

    Further construction on the outskirts of the capital will stretch it's insufficient resources and infrastructure such as sewerage system, paucity of garbage landfills, insufficient road space.

  • Delhi Police, Stone woman
    May 25, 2015 14:42 IST

    Force won't do: Delhi Police need grace to win back trust

    Since May 11 when the video clip of a traffic constable hurling a brick at a woman went viral, there have been at least half a dozen cases of policemen getting assaulted by citizens.

  • A dug-up road
    May 18, 2015 10:50 IST

    What makes Delhi dither in the face of looming disaster

    A decade and a half ago, US-based Geo Hazards International put Delhi third - after Kathmandu and Istanbul - on the list of the world’s 21 most vulnerable cities. Any disaster here could kill tens of thousands, the 2001 study warned, assessing each of these cities on parameters such as fragility of buildings, fire and landslide potential and the rescue and medical care abilities of local authorities.

  • Yamuna
    May 11, 2015 10:32 IST

    Green tax welcome, Delhi must do more to revive Yamuna

    Like that proverbial woman behind every successful man, there is a river flowing by every great city. And quite like her, she seldom gets her due. One hopes this tax will make us notice the plight of the river and demand accountability from the government that promised to work on deadlines.

  • Air pollution
    May 04, 2015 14:02 IST

    Decibels rising, Delhi can’t afford to flunk its noise pollution test

    Studies indicate that noise disturbance in Delhi is an environmental problem, as severe as air pollution, but few take note.

  • Heat wave
    Apr 27, 2015 13:25 IST

    Delhi's water conservation drive must reach VIP homes, farmhouses

    Delhi residents have never paid too much for water. For a city that lives on borrowed water, Delhi hardly values water as a precious resource.