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  Urban Longings
 

Urban Longings is a series that appears every Sunday in the Times of India – a thought leadership series that aims to present the views and thinkers and opinion makers on why India needs new cities. In a 360-degree discussion, India’s leading minds lay out their own astute blueprint. What should the city of the future be? However varied the items on this wishlist, one can be certain that no one wants it to be like our present cities. What alchemy of infrastructure and emotion creates the perfect place in which to live, work and play? Is such an ideal even possible given the demands, pressures and constraints?

 
The inaugural article is penned by none other than
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s 11th President in association with Srijan Pal Singh.
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A sprinkle of truth is what we need to disinfect cities from excess and pomposity — the two great seismic tremors of urban India.
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Let's re-learn the art of living - By Suhel Seth

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From Three worlds to our world - By Geeta Doctor

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The California clones of indian urbania - By Gautam Bhatia

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Open your arms, yours hearts, your minds - By Rahul Bose

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Our next train stop - By Brinda Somaya

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Cities, like people can't be born fully grown - By Santosh Desai

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What the future city needs, wants - and desires - By Tasneem Zakaria Mehta

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No, Sir slums are not just eyesores - By Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar

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In favour of soul-selling rights By Bachi Karkaria


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There’s no better template than Hong Kong By Chetan Bhagat

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Real and Imagined Cities - By Gurucharan Das


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Urban longings on ET Now Full Episode 1

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Urban longings on ET Now Full Episode 2

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Urban longings on ET Now Full Episode 3

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Urban longings on ET Now Full Episode 5

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Urban longings on ET Now Full Episode 6

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  Articles & Videos
Architecture that repairs itself?
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As cities grow, transportation plans must head for the future

One of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission's (JNNURM) visions is to have cities where the public mass transport system rules.....

 
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