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Over 1.3 billion Indians have been ordered to stay at home as a preventive measure to fight the highly infectious and deadly coronavirus. Practices like social and physical distancing and regular handwashing have now become an integral part of our daily lives. The lockdown is...

Today public spaces and streets around the world are emptying and some places already look like ghost towns. We could not have imagined this even a month ago when we were already into the virus spread. Now that our cities and streets are emptying, people are...

A good public place is one where everyone feels like they have their own space to be, to engage with and to enjoy. This is impossible if we feel fear while occupying and moving through public places and hence, it is very important to make...

As I boarded the flight from Narita airport to Delhi, I had tears in my eyes at the thought of leaving a place which kept me safer than my own country. Japan is known for its safety and hospitality. However, for a woman from Delhi...

Safety in public spaces is of paramount importance for everyone. Yet, women are often more concerned about their safety as compared to men. The lack of safe mobility choices and poor last mile connectivity adversely impacts women’s growth both socially and economically. For women to...

This time I spoke to Sanjana Nagesh, a 22 year, college student in Australia studying marketing and she has truly cracked her course. If you don't believe me, just check out BrownGirlGang (BGG). It’s a space that features inspiring and badass South Asian women around...

One more reference to “Khadar Ki Ladkiyan”!  We know that it was a great learning experience for the girls but now we want to talk about what an amazing experience it was for the people working with the girls. We’ve put up interviews with the girls...

Ayona Datta, author of “The Illegal City: Space, Law and Gender in a Delhi Squatter Settlement”, and Busk Medal awardee from Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is Reader of Urban Futures (Associate Professor) in King’s College, London. She has a background in architecture, environmental design...