The beautiful Chandlai lake is located on urban-rural fringe of Jaipur. It appears to view after 1-2 km drive on taking right detour from Shivdaspura village on Jaipur-Tonk road. As one approaches the lake, there is a decline in temperature and increasing sensation of cold. In the haze of winter mornings the horizon looks lost beyond the Lake Island, which falls midway between the waters giving illusion of an endless sea. Looking at the lost horizon one feels like going out on a boar to explore and search it down. Continue reading “Chandlai Lake – An Urban Hope”
Bhanpur Landfill Site Bhopal
Black and white constructs plethora of metaphors in mind. ‘Landfill gulls’, hawks and stench, mark their territory over the skies of Bhanpur Landfill. This area signifies and marks the decaying rotten side of the city. An unplanned unscientific dumping of waste spread across 57.80 acres, has been continuously exploited for more than four decades.
Romantic Trams – Trams were introduced in Kolkata in 1873, followed by many cities including Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Kanpur, Delhi etc from 1870-1910. These public transport were withdrawn from every city except Kolkata during 1930-1960 owing to financial constraints and urban congestion. In Kolkata trams continue to operate 145 years since their introduction. Featured here is interior of a 1940 Kolkata tram showcased at Transport Museum in Gurgaon. #urbanprecis #urban #transport #publictransport #history #culture #life #India Photo – Manik Doomra (@manikdoomra)
Encroachment? Walking through the Lal Kuan locality on Delhi-Faridabad border, one confronts the sharp line of division between natural, necessary and encroachment. The informal housing as well as new planned development is taking up spaces abandoned after closure of mining activities. People taking up the land are building to sustain their lives but are essentially developing by altering the natural terrain composed of Aravali hills. Such urban edges give a glimpse into challenges of walking the tight rope of urbanisation. #informal #housing #sustainable #development #encroachment #urban #urbanprecis #stone #expansion #village #India #urbanisation Photo – Manik Doomra (@manikdoomra)
Parking Hazard – Carpocalypse has reached catastrophic proportions. Cars have continued to proliferate the planet and we have seen extreme congestions in urban areas. In cities like Delhi, India lack of comprehensive policies related to transport management and further poor implementation of road laws has led to regular ignorance of even basics like proper parking. Avoidance of no parking notices, shoddy parking practices are viral and can be seen even in well planned and managed areas of the capital city. For more visit our website #urbanissues # parking #transport #pollution #cars #socialproblems #transport #management #levelcrossing #population #inclusive #development #urban #urbanprecis #abstract #journalism #discussion #environment #habitat #urbanism #polution #infrastructure #city #udaipur #india Photo – Manik Doomra (@manikdoomra)