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A happening park

Nehru Park is getting a facelift that will change it in many ways Nehru Park is one of the most underrated parks—an 80-acre rectangular green patch on the map of…

Modern at 100

An alumnus celebrates the quirkiness of his alma mater Modern School, Barakhamba Road is celebrating its centenary year.  The institution was founded at a time when the capital of India…

Liberal Noida 

Many of Delhi’s Africans, Afghans, and other foreigners who feel discriminated against and alienated have shifted to Noida and Greater Noida There are localities in Delhi that have become ghettos…

Stoic in the line of duty

A sub-inspector and a head constable of the CISF talk about the challenges to keep Delhi Metro safe for commuters in a pandemic One of the toughest and the riskiest…

‘Dope helps’, say the poor

The poor—could be a rickshaw puller or even a beggar—form part of the supply chain of ganja to eke out a living. And they also smoke up all their sorrows…

Green shoots to boost health

Microgreens produced in urban farms have great potential —  they can be the cornerstones of affordable, healthy living. Shruti Jain is one of the pioneers of the new trend in…

​A doctor in my pocket

BeatO for the diabetics, co-founded by Delhi’s Gautam Chopra, is the leading health management app for a chronic disease in the country Gautam Chopra, 37, is the co-founder of India’s…

No smoke without supervision 

​Two schoolboys confided in their parents about the desire to dope, and got permission to take the substances at home. They want to indulge in it for experience in a…

Old wood in new avatars  

Delhi’s oldest trader in antique furniture, some of it repurposed, employs technology to entice customers Delhi has something for everyone. A good example is the Amar Colony furniture market, one…