- May 18, 2015 10:50 IST
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.
- May 11, 2015 10:32 IST
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.
- May 04, 2015 14:02 IST
Studies indicate that noise disturbance in Delhi is an environmental problem, as severe as air pollution, but few take note.
- Apr 27, 2015 13:25 IST
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.
- Apr 20, 2015 11:26 IST
Government-run museums in the national capital are more repositories of heavy-duty historical artefacts from the distant past.
- Apr 13, 2015 14:19 IST
Therapists call aggression the Intermittent Explosive Disorder, characterised by extreme expression of anger.
- Apr 06, 2015 08:34 IST
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.
- 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.