Tagged Under: Centre for Policy Research

  • Slipping Through the Cracks: The Demolition of a Government Homeless Shelter in an Informal Settlement

    By Tacit Urban Research Network on February 26th 2020

    In May 2017, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) demolished a Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) shelter located in an informal settlement in South Delhi’s Amir Khusro Park. DUSIB had built the shelter in response to a 2014 Delhi High Court Order. DDA demolished the same structure in cognizance of a 2015 Delhi High Court […]

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  • Understanding the Life of Law in the City

    By Manish on August 23rd 2019

    The law, in presence and absence, pervades all aspects of everyday life. All our actions and interactions, especially in relation to the State, are either in conformity with or in opposition to some legal code or framework. As a “counterpart of the unwritten”, the law gives us a useful way to understand tacitness: as something […]

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  • Aditi Surie on Studying the Platform Economy in India

    By Niyati Dave on August 21st 2019

    Aditi Surie is a sociologist with training from the Department of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics. Aditi’s current research at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) investigates the nature and conditions of work in the life of urban residents bereft of state-sponsored work and social security. She is particularly focused on understanding […]

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  • Reading Informality in Vasai Virar

    By Manish on July 16th 2019

    The visit to Vasai-Virar amplified the stunning contrast between the various parts of the areas that were grouped under the Vasai-Virar municipal corporation. Indeed, the entire area did not give the impression of being part of one contiguous urban settlement, with vast variations between the East and West, divided by the railway line, as well […]

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