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Losing a home in Colombo and Lahore

Working-class communities struggle to lead ‘grievable’ lives within state-led redevelopments of their cities.

Letter from Karachi: For a place in the shade

Shade is increasingly becoming a luxury in Karachi's public spaces.

| May 17, 2019

The idea of Kolkata

Why author Kushanava Choudhury believes his book is about the present, the Kolkata that is lived in.

| Jan 28, 2018

Nostalgia, secession and the absurdity of it all

Some reflections on the Indian city

| Jun 01, 2003

Mumbai

| Aug 01, 1998

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