Adding fuel to fire?

3 May 2022 2:16 PM GMT
Over half of the electricity demand during heatwave months can be attributed to need for space cooling at offices, shops and homes

Kumbh's ecological bearing

17 Jan 2019 1:14 PM GMT
2019 Kumbh appears better prepared to tackle the pollution generated across two months of celebrations; concerns still loom over the aftermath of the...

Keeping your cool

28 Jun 2018 3:13 PM GMT
The debate of arriving at a universal ‘comfortable temperature’ has far-reaching consequences for the well-being of our ecosystem.

Can cities get smarter?

2 Feb 2016 9:38 PM GMT
No one in his right mind can object to the concept of smart cities, where infotech and related technologies come to the aid of urban services. Thus,...

Notes on 100 smart cities

30 Jan 2016 10:30 PM GMT
Indian cities are in a rut. The explosion in urban population and the need of modern comfort and aspiration have turned them into unmanageable...

Jostling for jhuggi land

16 Dec 2015 9:39 PM GMT
The railways’ eviction and demolition drive in Delhi’s Shakur Basti, along with the death of a six-month-old infant, has triggered a political...

Slums and India’s housing crisis

10 Nov 2015 11:39 PM GMT
Troubled by the degradation of the environment around railway tracks, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently directed Delhi government to relocate...

A divide steeper than the internet

8 July 2015 9:44 PM GMT
Nobody in their right mind would object to the idea of smart cities or digital India, where IT and related technologies come to the support of civic...

Climate change: Greater action needed

4 July 2015 10:14 PM GMT
In a major development, China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions...

Leaving vital questions unanswered

29 Jun 2015 10:46 PM GMT
The Centre has recently launched the much-awaited Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in a bid to offer affordable houses to the urban poor in Indian...

Structural safety: Preparing for the big one

29 April 2015 10:24 PM GMT
What do Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata have in common with Kathmandu? Seismologists believe these Indian mega cities are likely to be rattled by a major...

Union Budget gives ‘smart cities’ a miss

2 March 2015 10:02 PM GMT
Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised 100 smart cities but Union budget 2015 made no mention of the big ticket scheme. Finance minister Arun Jaitley...
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