Kadambari Shah
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The State must focus on transformational change in the lives of women

While it has initiated schemes over the years, its policies must focus on including and accounting for women; robust data must supplement such policies; and more women must be brought into decision-making.

She has no option but to tread these very roads, for as recently as 2019, 4 of 5 women did not have access to the indoor tap water supply. (PTI)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 11:16 AM IST

The costs of congestion: A case study of Mumbai | Opinion

From economic efficiency to environmental damage, citizens pay a heavy price. There are ways to address this

The government should eradicate chokepoints as a first step(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2020 06:18 PM IST
ByHarsh Vardhan Pachisia and Kadambari Shah

The other data challenge: Measuring life in a metro

We need to know how many people enter cities, where they live, how they travel, and what they do for a living

Governance needs quality, granular, city-level data. Come up with a decadal plan(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 07:07 PM IST
ByHarshita Agrawal, Harsh Vardhan Pachisia, and Kadambari Shah

Failing to acknowledge urbanisation undermines quality of life

India is more urban than the official numbers suggest. If thresholds for the categorisation of cities are relaxed, India moves from about a quarter urban to about a half and even more

Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were designed to cater to the varying governance needs of urban and rural areas. But urbanisation has pushed cities beyond boundaries, rapidly populating the peripheries(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKadambari Shah and Harshita Agrawal
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