Monthly Archives: April 2014

Waning Para Culture of Kolkata (Calcutta),India

The city has a distinct Para, adda, and “club” culture. Paras in Kolkata signify a neighbourhood with a strong sense of community, and are usually sharply defined on the basis of loyalties (like which households contribute economically to which public … Continue reading

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Slums are Manifestation of Urban Poverty

Slums are a physical and spatial manifestation of urban poverty and intra-city inequality. However, slums do not accommodate all of the urban poor nor are all slum dwellers always poor.  In India, no city worth its name is free of … Continue reading

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Charter of Demands -अधिकार मांग – पत्र

Originally posted on Terra Urban टेरा अर्बन:
Anand lakhan, Deen Bandhu Samaj Sahyog , Indore (M.P) The Power of Collective ‘Voice’ of the ‘Indore’s Labour Community’ As other states & cities, Indore is also facing the parliament election. In every election different…

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Ab ki baar Modi ki haar!

Originally posted on KAFILA – 12 YEARS OF A COMMON JOURNEY:
Yesterday from about 3 pm, nobody could get into Kafila. All we could see was a notice that said WordPress had suspended the blog for ‘violating terms of service’. We…

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