Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: cities

60-second heritage – Instagram is breathing life into India’s old cities, buildings, stories

Instagram pages dedicated to India’s old cities are creating online museums of history, heritage and people, one Reel at a time.

Bengaluru scores poorly on infra parameter, ranked least livable city in India in global index

The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Livability Index 2022 analysed living conditions in 173 cities, 5 of which — New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru & Ahmedabad — were in India.

‘Griddy’ cities may have easy routes, but they’re bad for developing navigation skills

So, what is it about cities that seems to bring down our spatial abilities? This US study shows why.

Roaming, grooming, protecting – Three activities that define young men in New India

In ‘Becoming Young Men in a New India,’ Shannon Philip shows how men in urban India engage in elaborate rituals of seeing and being seen.

Why Coimbatore, Indore & Surat will decide success of India’s urbanisation. Not Mumbai & Delhi

The big metros don’t do well in city rankings, in India or internationally. Mumbai and Delhi rarely rank high, and the biggest European, American, and Chinese cities are not the most liveable either.

India’s R for Covid back at 0.98 after dip, Delhi only major city with value below 1

Jammu & Kashmir’s R value rose to 1.23 this week from 1.07 last week. Mizoram, where R was 0.88 last week, saw the value increase to 1.14.

India’s R value for Covid dips to 0.94 from 0.98, several major cities still over 1

Last week, India’s R value had risen very close to 1, sparking fears that active cases may increase again post Diwali. But states with high active cases now have R below 1.

Hyderabad is India’s ‘most liveable city’ but it’s deprived of the title

Hyderabad isn't just about Charminar or biryani. The city is a perfect blend of traditional and modern, and boasts of top education and civic infrastructure.

India could get 8 new cities after Finance Commission provides Rs 8,000 crore grant

Housing Secretary D.S. Mishra says it’s too early to give details like where the cities will come up, or if they will be new or carved out of existing cities.

These 10 cities have the most traffic congestion in the world

In 2020, global congestion levels plummeted. Traffic levels dropped in 387 cities compared to 2019, with just 13 cities showing an increase.

On Camera


Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.