Friday, September 26, 2008

Land acquisition - colonial times to the present

This story traces the evolution of this phenomenon of eviction and land acquisition by the state under various pretexts starting with colonial India.

Land Acquisition from colonial times to the present

A report published by Oxford titled "INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT 2009 Land—A Critical Resource for Infrastructure" extensively reproduces parts of this article and can be seen here

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Commonwealth games village and the Yamuna riverbed

In the name of housing Commonwealth Games participants for a mere 10 days, an exclusive gated community is being established on the Yamuna banks, in areas previously protected as green spaces in the heart of Delhi.

A run on the Yamuna Banks

Treehugger has reproduced the article here