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‘WE NEED TO RECLAIM OUR PUBLIC SPACES’

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ANECDOTES ON RIGHT TO PEE- A LITTLE TOO HARD TO BELIEVE CAMPAIGN Mumbai sure is a city of dreams. From Vada pao, to Irani chai, to Cinema… everything here is dreamy. The sea link consumes you in its structural enormity and the magnificent sea, is a harbourer and a keeper of innumerable yearnings.   But what happens when dreams concede and the reality takes over? When one shifts from the skyscrapers towards desolation in the streets, there is a paradigm shift in the day to day mechanisms. The city’s metabolism flickers every few kilometres. When I went to Mumbai to…

‘NOW, WE OWN OUR FORESTS’

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FIELD-NOTES FROM BASTAR Sometimes, you do not understand all the dimensions of a story unless you reach the place where the story resides. All the more so when you are travelling to the so-called Naxal heartlands of Chhattisgarh, chasing a story of Community Forest Rights. All along, the cab-driver incessantly regales you with seemingly innocent quips about how the ‘naxals’ recently abducted a foreign journalist and kept his camera as a keepsake, and how they have ‘training grounds’ which are out of bound to even the locals – and all that. Heck, you can’t even tell him that his exuberance…

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