A little green in Delhi’s growing grey
Sunder Nursery's trees, plants, birds and monuments aim to educate and inform Delhi's residents and visitors about their natural and cultural heritage.
Posted on 17 Nov, 2013 10:01 PM

Delhi claims that it is one of the world's ‘green cosmopolitans’ because of the 20% of green cover it has. However, the fact is that 200 full-grown trees die every year because of storms, water scarcity, disease and old age. A large number of New Delhi's neglected avenue trees are 80-100 years old, planted at the time the British built the capital.

Restored monument in Sunder Nursery
The Taj Mahal's poor neighbour
Tajganj once bore the stamp of Mughal architecture. It is now a sewage-filled, crowded slum. Revival efforts are on to restore its water systems and the quality of life that the residents once had.
Posted on 31 Oct, 2013 01:32 PM

 The Tajganj boasts a heritage walk taking sightseers back in time to the excellence of the Mughal era. History-loving eyes examine this threshold to the mausoleum for its remains from the urban landscape of the Mughal lay.

Overlooking the Taj
Six women change Agra's water story
A suburb of Agra, Nehar ka Nagla, found itself without access to potable water. The solution came from within the slum and it wasn't water tankers.
Posted on 31 Oct, 2013 12:56 PM

Historically, Agra has had decentralized water systems that were derived from a riverine core and supplemented by numerous lakes, wells and baolis (step wells). The system was a synthesis of geography, excellent Mughal fluvial engineering and an involved citizenry. Unfortunately,  much has been lost over the years.

Six women change Agra's water story
A school that doesn't teach
This girls' school in Punjab has much more than a regular curriculum. It educates its students on life skills and lets them live and learn for themselves.
Posted on 31 Oct, 2013 11:43 AM

Constant giggles, playful pulling of plaits and teasing is common in girls' schools. Though the Baba Aya Singh Riarki College in Gurdaspur is different in many ways, it is filled with similar scenes. This school is an exceptional experiment in education for rural girls of Gurdaspur and Amritsar.

Baba Aya Singh Riarki College in Gurdaspur