Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Can the Affluent Be Convinced to Ride Transit in Delhi?

Every winter when New Delhi’s air quality reaches hazardous levels, much of the conversation about it tends to focus on two causes—the practice of crop burning by farmers in nearby states, and the bursting of firecrackers during the Hindu festival Diwali.

There’s no doubt that these are both major contributors to the Indian capital’s toxic winter air. But putting these events in the spotlight can be frustrating for those who study pollution and wish there was greater public scrutiny of the issue …

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Runners Racing Through Delhi’s Smog

An army of masked men and women take to the streets equipped with high-performance gear and gadgets capable of reading hazardous weather conditions. Though they may sound like a band of superheroes, they’re not. They’re the running community of New Delhi—one of the world’s most polluted major cities.

For months, many of them trained for New Delhi’s half-marathon, a fixture of the Indian capital’s November calendar, which was held on Sunday.

Air quality levels in the city hit crisis levels almost t…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: What’s Next For New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan?

When the Hall of Nations—a modernist icon of New Delhi—was razed to the ground in April, the move was decried by many within India’s architectural community. One group, which includes the architect and engineer who designed the structure almost half a century ago, declared the demolition to be “an act of outrage.”

As I detailed for CityLab just weeks before the Hall of Nations was torn down, the building was commissioned by the Indian government to host the country’s first major international tra…