Criminalising Africans in Delhi’s Urban Villages

With Persis Taraporevala. Published in The Hindu. There is an eerie silence masquerading as peace in Khirki Extension. Previously home to a people of various nationalities, the recent fracas in the area has turned it into a shadow of its former self with many African residents fleeing the region. The raid and self-declared exposé against…

Kapashera Screenshots

Google Earth is a great tool to analyze cities, particularly the rapidly changing peri-urban spaces. Consider the following images: they are divided not only by the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Highway, but by much more. The area in question 1. East of the Highway In case it’s hard to make out (clickable), these are farmhouses of the NCR…

Brutality, Anger and the Death Penalty

As a seeming majority of fellow travelers are calling for death to and/or torture of the perpetrators of the heinous gangrape in New Delhi, maintaining a steadfast opposition to these instruments is as difficult as it is important. The position against capital punishment is commonly believed to be on account of a misplaced defense of…