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Have gentrification & renewal helped shape Kolkata's urban landscape?

New luxury multi-storey apartment blocks cropping up in the city represent the culminating apex of the new landscapes of urban power that have penetrated the skyline of postmodern Kolkata of the early 21st century.

Kolkata skyline. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 13, 2022 03:05 PM IST

Preserve India’s heritage. It gives us an identity

Preservation and restoration are the way forward for so many of our historic towns and cities. The benefits are not just the preservation of our past but also by way of tourism and all its attendant economic benefits

The preservation and renewal of historic towns is one of the most important aspects from the viewpoint of safeguarding the monumental and historical patrimony in many countries(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 05:14 AM IST
ByAditi Chatterji

Why can’t women pray in public sacred spaces?

Traditionally, Indian cities have been marked by social segregation of the sexes and castes. This has to change.

Devotees participate in a march against the Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple in Ernakulam, October 13(PTI)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 11:23 AM IST
ByAditi Chatterji

Luxury apartments are springing up in urban areas. But, where do the poor go?

For the first time in history, the majority of the world population lives in urban areas and the urban population is growing at a higher rate than the rural population. Even as luxury housing and apartments mushroom in Kolkata, the weaker and more vulnerable sections have to huddle under bridges or camp out on pavements

Ragpickers Narkeldanga, Kolkata. The onslaught of gentrification in the city has led to the slums being hidden from view by walls.(Ashok Nath Dey/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 07:08 PM IST
ByAditi Chatterji

Indians in America are reeling under a spate of hate attacks

It’ll be a shame if a great country born out of immigrant blood, sweat and toil should hate Indian ethnic groups owing to the wealth they’ve lost to the immigrant brown community

Activists of the All India Students’ Federation (AISF) protest outside the American Centre in Delhi after the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the 32-year-old Indian engineer who was recently shot dead in Kansas, United States.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 15, 2017 07:48 AM IST
ByAditi Chatterji
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