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From the Deep

As the sun goes down with a sleepy shine As men turn homeward to recline As sunlight dim on this land of mine I head onword with an unheard whine.   My path is green and desolate-untreated, untrodden And I pray others aren’t this way led For here you clamber, to death or dismay Loneliness

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Forgiveness…

  I spat at your profound apologies I cursed you would trip over the devil’s tail And that when you walked that fine bridge, Heaven on one side, Hell on the other In your right hand, all the good deeds of your day And in your left, all the sins for which you’d pay, You

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Financial Leveraging Strategies for Urban Transport

Archimedes famously said: “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can move the Earth.” To lift a heavy object, there is a choice: whether to use leverage or not. A task can be performed, say to plan & implement a metropolitan scale urban public transportation system; directly – risking

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Dream

Dream Dream dream dream And dream untill dream come true Life is nothing but dreams Some accomplished, some unfinished Some dreams are trifle, some cherished You are nothing but a result of dreams Dreams, dreams and nothing but dreams A dream of someone or a dream of your own Dream is not what you dream

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Distant Dreams

Reflections, often a collage Dreams are a conniving mirage Realistic dreams, optimistic dreams, fantastic dreams, drastic dreams What / have are the “distant dreams”   Everything seems to be at a distance Trying to approach something, Something that is forever moving ahead I take a pause, breathe and pursue The search to incarcerate those dreams

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Development Paradigm

“Hidden behind city branding exercises through large projects are acts of land capture and slum demolitions by a predatory local state and crony capitalism. In the policy arena, meanwhile, the urban, and particularly the metropolitan story has been one of deliberate confusion, and fragmentation of policy and implementation. The promise of Rapid City transformation has

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Chharanagar: Another Rendezvous with the Oblivion

In the journey of life, steering along the crosses and U-turns, we spearhead ourselves unaffected in many ways. Then at a certain turn we encounter a place which influences our preoccupied notions and prejudices, and changes our outlook drastically. This was the turn that i landed upon fortunately on the day of my visit to

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Can we be a strong Youngistan?

One day a thought struck me: what would happen if we really had magic like in Harry Potter books? Harry’s magic tricks though seemingly unreal, fascinate us all the time. Do we need such magic to change the ugly face of our nation? Can’t young people like us take up the cudgels to make our

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Inclusion is Exclusion without Empowerment

Introduction Inclusion of citizens in planning processes generally and decision-making situations specifically have become integral to planning practice in India. From plan making to plan implementation, inclusion of people is seen to be crucial as it enhances acceptability of planning policies. To further the ends of inclusive polity, Government of India handed over planning function

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HOUSING AND HEALTH, A CATACLYSMIC SUMMIT NOR A NIMBLE HAVEN

“Housing is absolutely essential to human flourishing.  Without stable shelter, it all falls apart” – Mathew Desmond Housing and economic growth aids equity across affordable housing which is vital to all families’ health and their well-being. It enhances social connections and opportunities, limits chronic stress, and encourages families to stimulate the development of their children,

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CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS

Climate change refers to the changes in climatic condition of the Earth at different scales including local, regional, or global scale due to human activities. Deforestation occurred as a result of industrialization and pre-industrialization throughout the 18th century, and fossil fuels began to be utilized in large quantities, leading to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas

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Rental Housing in India

Rental housing has been a much passed over subject in context of housing in India. Even after 72 years of independence, there is no policy framework to catalyse private sector participation in this vital subgroup of housing despite 21.72 million urban rented households. Historically, the Indian housing policies have been directed towards home ownership which

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Book Review- About the book: Image Of City by Kevin A. Lynch

The Author explains how people orient themselves by the means of mental maps especially in Urban areas. He explained this theory by comparing three cities in America namely Boston, Jersey City, and Los Angeles. He explained about the concept of Imageability (legibility and visibility, meaning the extent to which the cityscape can be ‘read’ and

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Introduction to Sumerian Civilisation: The Sumerian Cities

Introduction to Sumerian Civilisation: The Sumerian Cities Mesopotamia was a region in the Southwest Asia, on the fertile valley between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. The word Mesopotamia originated from the two ancient words ‘Meso’ meaning ‘between’ and ‘Potamos’ meaning ‘river’. The region covered an area which spreads over modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey and Syria.

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