As the Economic and Political Weekly begins a new biannual review on issues of urbanisation, this quote caught our imagination:
There are cities within cities, invisible or simply inconvenient to the official gaze. Cities are places of creativity and ferment, where hopes are lit and doused, where new political energies, communities, networks, and identities are born, where livelihoods and careers are built and squandered, and where naked violence intertwines daily with quotidian struggles for survival, and longings for emancipation.
You can read the full editorial here.
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