You live at your own risk in the National Capital Region. That was an advice doled out to us generously when we moved to Indirapuram a few years ago. We thought we had minimised the risk by moving into a gated community. Except for the huge power back-up bills and the intermittent problem of clogged sewers outside the apartment complex, so far we have had few reasons to complain.
Just as our authorities were dealing with the collapse of a 50-year-old structure that killed ten people in north Delhi’s Inderlok on June 28, a similar disaster played out in Chennai.
After a tortuous week it took to withdraw the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and revert to the three-year format, Delhi University (DU) will finally roll out its admission process this week. DU's first cut-off list for 3-year format today
Last week, Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari pulled off a political coup when he declared that all electric-rickshaws — the new, untamed, yet very popular mode of transport on Delhi roads — are fully legal.
If the Narendra Modi government is serious about exorcising the ghost of CWG, it should include some landmark urban renewal projects in its bid for the Asian Games, writes Shivani Singh.
Delhi’s corridors of death were under nobody’s watch during the city’s extended witching hours last Tuesday morning when Union rural development minister Gopinath Munde was killed in a road accident. Investigations revealed that the driver of the cab that hit the minister’s car was allegedly speeding and had jumped the red light.
Schools are loading children with homework and parents are making it worse by outsourcing tasks that are meant to develop independent learning skills, writes Shivani Singh.
Delhi knows which way the wind blows. As the BJP swept the nation and won all seven seats in the Capital, the results confirmed what they say in the political circles: If you get Delhi, you also get Raisina.
We are perhaps too accustomed to Delhi’s air to tell how polluted is polluted enough. But ask any international tourist visiting Delhi for the first time and she will tell how our air smells of burnt paper.
More than 50% of Delhi's waste is fit for composting, 30% is recyclable and the remaining 20% should reach landfills. But with no formal process of segregation in place, dumpsites receive almost the entire load.
In the past two years, there have been at least two suicide attempts every month at Delhi’s Metro stations. In 2013, 30 people attempted suicide and 13 did not survive.
The two deadly accidents in Delhi and Gurgaon last week brought the issue of road safety back in the headlines.
Almost 20% of the households in New Delhi district used public toilets. Almost 55% respondents in the perception survey rated public toilet facilities as below average or very poor.
Delhi first observed the Earth Hour on March 28, 2009 when India joined the global movement and five million residents across the country switched off lights and electrical appliances and saved 1,000 MW of power in that one hour. Delhi saved 600 MW - the highest for any Metro in India.
Unlike assembly elections, Lok Sabha polls do not require candidates to be a registered voter in the state they contest from. The 'outsider' and the 'local' logic doesn't work here.