[Audio] Delhi: A Hydrological History

In summer, Delhi’s fancy turns grimly to thoughts of thirst.

How can a mega-city provide a safe and sustainable supply of water to its 24 million residents? How has it done so in the past? What do we lose when we turn our backs on a river,  turn our streams into sewers and lay concrete over our ponds?

In this conversation, Sohail Hashmi summons the Delhi of history, and  the Delhi of his childhood through recollections of the Yamuna, ponds, streams, and the Urdu Bazaar where everyone had a favourite well from where they drew their daily sustenance.

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One thought on “[Audio] Delhi: A Hydrological History

  1. K SHESHU BABU

    Politicians are eager to desecrate Janina by holding a ‘cultural’ conclave with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and do not even bother to collect the fine imposed on him. How can one expect to quench thirst with the help of government?

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