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Hauz Khas – An interesting Facade

The Contrast The village has numerous ethnic boutiques and restaurants where owners themselves interact. There are many fancy roof-top cafes. Hauz Khas village has a lot of art and culture. There are artists who special in customized merchandise (top). We met Italian artists who were working on a gallery. Surprisingly they were acquainted with very few places in Delhi like…
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Jia Sarai - Off Limits

Jia Sarai is today classified in the Delhi revenue records as an “urban village”. Agriculture, the main occupation changed when its lands were taken over by the Government of India in the 1950’s,  to build a premier Institute of excellence - the IIT Delhi. For years buffaloes grazed through the campus as part of the compensation package offered to the…
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Kalu Sarai

Kalu Sarai – Just across the road from IIT Delhi, a few metres away from the Hauz Khas Metro Station. Mohd Bin Tughlak’s capital, dating back to the 14th century, competes for space with modern homes, sewer pipes and Sintec tanks. Can the city of Delhi coexist with its history? Contributed by: Neetesh Bhargava
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The Aya Nagar Case Study

Delhi – the capital of India – is a city of villages! Don’t believe it? Take a simple test. Next time you’re in Delhi, look around and count -  How many Delhi bus/metro routes cross or end in stations with colourful  names like Kondli, Karkarduma, Khichripur, Kotla, Seelampur, Burari, Wazirabad, Timarpur, Badarpur, Jhilmil, Karawal, Badli, Begumpur, Narela, Pitampura, Sahibabad, Shakarpur, Adchini,…
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