Delhi

In India, a Mystery of Cities and Holes in the Clouds

The urban heat island might be responsible for a strange weather pattern that appeared this week.

Delhi's Dumpling Divide

Tibetan “momos” are all over the Indian city, but the immigrants who make them still struggle for acceptance.

Why Informal Water Sellers Are Key to India's Future

Most packaged water in India is unregulated and not all of it is safe. Even so, the private water market may meet the needs of Indians better than the public sector does.

Dredging a Dirty River for Art

One of the world’s most polluted rivers, the Yamuna, is the source for new work by the Indian artist Vibha Galhotra.

How to Ride the Metro, According to Puppets

Delhi’s transit system just launched a series of ettiquette-focused puppet shows for kids.

When Children Can't Breathe

Cities must take measures to protect their young residents from air pollution—now.

Preserving the Fading Sounds of Delhi's Street Vendors

A decade-long project showcases the vocal beauty of Delhi's pheriwallas, who are fighting a losing battle against the forces of globalization.

Postcards From the World's Most Polluted City

Delhi's winters are characterized by thick fog that gets dramatically worse every year.

How a Generation of Young Leaders Is Emerging From India's Slums

Child clubs are forming in cities across India to identify young leaders who can speak up for the needs of children.

Why the Delhi Metro Needs to Get Rid of the 'Ladies Compartment'

Grouping female passengers into single cars underscores the idea that women can't use transit freely.

The Doomed Fight to Save Delhi's 'Magician's Ghetto'

A new documentary explores the cultural cost of slum redevelopment. 

How Urban Design Could Help Reduce Rape in India

Delhi's avoidance of mixed-use development patterns isn't helping matters. 

Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?

Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.

Incredible Flood Damage Across Northern India

At least 120 are dead in one of the worst monsoon seasons on record.

Amid Soaring Car Crashes, India Offers Free Treatment to Victims

The program will require 51 hospitals to accept injured patients without questions or money up front.

Inside a Hindu Widow Community

Roughly 100 miles from New Delhi, widowed women live together in the Meera Sahavagini ashram.

Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make GPS Work for India

A "classic example of copy-pasting a first world solution in an emerging economy."

Why India's Obsession With 'Getting Things Done' Should Matter to Urban Planners

Skirting the rules to get a problem fixed runs deep in India's culture. Does it make it difficult to nurture law-and-order institutions?

Urban Planning's Role in Making India Safer for Women

A month after a gruesome gang rape, New Delhi takes aim at the lowest-hanging fruit: Improving public spaces.