Tagged Under: Field Notes

  • Yeh Galliyan: Stories of Secret Toilets, Sewer Lines and Hidden Septic Tanks

    By Avinash Kaur Bons on March 12th 2020

     In 1976, 70,000 people from Janta Colony were resettled to Cheeta Camp. It took 43 years for the settlement to procure all the essential services and have a state of permanence in the camp. This Photo Essay details the various difficulties and challenges in creating a sanitation infrastructure in the settlement. 1. Map showing Gallis […]

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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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  • Chembur’s Unfurling Marketplaces

    By Himanshu Burte on July 14th 2019

    Marketplaces unfurl. Unfurling here refers to the literal opening outwards, as well as the figurative achievement and revelation of a fully realized form as space or practice. Each of the two photographs above shows different ‘galli markets’ in Chembur (a large district of many neighbourhoods in the north-eastern part of Mumbai city, situated within the […]

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