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On Correa's Passing

An urban architect who was a friend of the residents of the city and the environment, Charles Correa was more than a builder of sustainable houses and offices. He was a quintessential Bombaywallah, one who put forward eminently sensible solutions to some of the problems of his favourite city. Sadly, most of them did not materialise and the problems continue unabated.

The City Extended

House, But No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964 by Nikhil Rao, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012; pp 312, Rs 2,283.

Mumbai Two Decades After

Twenty years after the communal riots of 1992 and the serial bomb blasts of 1993, Mumbai finds itself demographically changed. Muslim families are being forced to move to distant suburbs. The "outside" becomes peripheral to the lives of the men and women inside the new enclaves, especially the young males brought up in the restrictive practices of the ghetto, who use it for unrestrained risk-taking.
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