Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

India’s Safecity gives women a voice against violence

Safecity is an online platform where women report personal experiences of sexual violence in public spaces. The website takes these crowd-sourced reports and maps them to show where the “hotspots” … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Cities in Bad Shape: Urban Geometry in India

Cities are valuable to the extent they bring people (and jobs) together. To what extent is this value affected by the difficulty of commuting from various points in the city … Continue reading

Monday, 7 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Waste not, want not

The working lives of India’s urban waste pickers show the hidden connections between everything that matters in the city. Managing India’s urban waste will always be about more than just … Continue reading

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 · Leave a comment

Socioeconomic Welfare among Gender and Sexuality Non-normative People in India

This case study explores the socioeconomic experiences of gender and sexuality minority peoples in India, especially in respect of ways in which sexual and gender ‘difference’ may be correlated to … Continue reading

Thursday, 5 February 2015 · Leave a comment

Tackling Urban Violence through Citizen Engagement and Community Action

Urban violence is an urgent and growing problem in many cities across the world. It comes in a multitude of forms such as gender-based violence, gangs and drug-related violence, police … Continue reading

Monday, 25 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Urban Poverty in India and Post-MDG Framework

In spite of rapid economic growth over the last decade, India’s urban areas show high levels of inequality, with many social groups being left behind in most of the areas … Continue reading

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Corporate colonisation of new India

Graham Peebles – Twenty years of corporate colonisation of the Indian countryside has fuelled conflict, forced-urbanisation and the breakdown of the democratic ideal. The fight for land is occurring in many … Continue reading

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Tackling corruption in Indian medicine

Dinsa Sachan – Some doctors and non-governmental organisations are taking up the fight against corruption in Indian medicine, which many observers claim is widespread in the country. Kickbacks have been … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Government-Sponsored Health Insurance in India

Author: World Bank Public financing for health in India is low, leaving households to rely heavily on out-of pocket payments for health expenses. New World Bank research finds over the … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment