Citizens Make a City

The recent nod by the municipality of Delhi for the Resident Ward Committee scheme is one small step for RWA empowerment, one giant leap for civic governance!* It will opens the flood gates to public participation and consultation, enhance transparency and accountability in the MCD and empower local self government by enshrining the Resident Welfare Association … Continue reading

The Jungpura episode: Community Vs Communality.

The recent episode of the demolition of an illegal mosque in Jungpura in New Delhi has been an eye opener for all concerned. Apart from blinkered governance, it has to rate as a most bizarre case of the government arguing against its own property! What seemed like a protracted legal battle of a well-meaning, law abiding … Continue reading