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Shivani Singh
Shivani Singh
  • 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.

  • A view Chandni Chowk
    Apr 20, 2015 11:26 IST

    First Maruti 800 to memories, Delhi needs museum for its history

    Government-run museums in the national capital are more repositories of heavy-duty historical artefacts from the distant past.

  • Road rage
    Apr 13, 2015 14:19 IST

    Road rage to fight over food bill: why Delhi is on short fuse

    Therapists call aggression the Intermittent Explosive Disorder, characterised by extreme expression of anger.

  • Air Pollution
    Apr 06, 2015 08:34 IST

    How Delhi became a dumping ground for construction waste

    In Delhi, no matter what time of the year, rain is always welcome. It cleanses the air of pollutants and makes the dust settle on the ground.

  • DTC
    Mar 30, 2015 12:13 IST

    Delhi got its BRT wrong but we must give it another try

    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?

  • Delhi sparrows
    Mar 23, 2015 10:52 IST

    Every vanishing sparrow leaves Delhi more unliveable

    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.

  • Delhi Development Authority
    Mar 16, 2015 11:04 IST

    Revive living Delhi before developing new areas

    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.

  • Zero Shadow Day
    Mar 09, 2015 10:55 IST

    Ban on film squanders gains Delhi made since Dec 16 gangrape tragedy

    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.

  • Water supply tank
    Mar 02, 2015 00:04 IST

    Borrowed, wasted, free: Why Delhi water is on a drip

    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.

  • CSE
    Feb 22, 2015 23:44 IST

    Capital’s unbreathable air: No clean-up till we own up

    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.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Feb 16, 2015 08:07 IST

    Doing politics: Why AAP, BJP have to work and live together

    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.

  • AAP
    Feb 01, 2015 23:21 IST

    Poll promises, political will and Delhi’s ever-growing numbers

    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.