November 8, 2015

I spent most of this summer trying to understand how the massive urban bureaucracy in Mumbai really functions on the ground. Even though the formal functioning of the state is fascinating in itself, my enquiry was taking me into domains of what could very loosely be te...

November 8, 2015

M, the junior engineer in the maintenance department of the M/E ward office, and I are on the field tending to the regular complaints that come in to the Municipal Corporation. We are today in the Mandala Gaothan following up on the maintenance work that is being condu...

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