Digital 3D image of Shahjahanabad, which was once the capital of the Mughal empire.
Vaibhav Rajan/University of Twente
Once the capital of the Mughal empire, Old Delhi is now under threat. Geo-information technology can reveal its previous form, function, and context, however, and so help preserve and bring it back to life.
People protesting the gang rape and killing of a woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, hold onto each other as policemen try to detain them in New Delhi, India, in September 2020. The gang rape of the woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system sparked outrage across the country.
(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Because of its extreme violence, the Hathras rape sent shock waves throughout India: it is a disturbing reminder of the normalization of rape culture there and should be seen as a call to action.
Not first class.
The Modi boom was built on sand – and now the tide has come in.
The glacier express train in Switzerland: on the bucket list for rich Indians.
Rich Indian women are anxious about being recognised as members of an international elite.
Selfies document women’s struggles and accomplishments, as they step out from their traditional roles in the home, into the male-dominated public realm of the city.
Staying at home puts women at greater risk of health problems – cities need to change to encourage them to go outside.
A pall of inaction and apathy hangs over Delhi’s reaction to its air pollution crisis.
While India struggles for answers to its urban air pollution crisis, Beijing is moving forward with strong resolve and effective policy.
Rajat Gupta / EPA
Winter has once again brought severe air pollution to the Indian capital.
Arundhati Roy, in 2010.
Author and activist Arundhati Roy proves once again that she is a passionate voice of dissent in a nation that’s tilting towards authoritarianism.
Newborn aedes albopictus mosquito.
A virologist gives the low-down on chikungunya.
Johannesburg skyline: the challenge is to create a city that is liveable, safe and resource efficient.
Populations revolt when lives are improving but not fast enough to meet their rising expectations.
A 17th-century folding screen depicting the early Edo period on the site of modern-day Tokyo.
Edo, which gave rise to Tokyo, was also the world’s largest city three centuries ago. Facing ecological collapse, Edo developed a culture and practices that supported sustainable living.
Jat protesters block a national highway.
Young Indians have been left desperate by an era of jobless growth.
Adnan Abidi / Reuters
Air quality in the Indian capital is so bad that the government has instigated a vehicle ban.