Story of Nayandahalli is the Story of Urban Nomads

Notes from Nayandahalli Kabir Arora Historians have always been interested in cities and their resource inflows. They rarely ventured out from their comfort zones and talked about outflows. Romila Thapar’s book ‘Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas’ sheds a lot of light on Mauryan capital. We all know that Pataliputra, the cosmopolitan capital of … Continue reading Story of Nayandahalli is the Story of Urban Nomads

Thoughts on the Process of Waste Work: Value and Precarity in Nayandahalli’s Recycling Economy

Notes from Nayandahalli Shreyas Sreenath* “Often, in the red light of a street-lamp Of which the wind whips the flame and worries the glass, In the heart of some old suburb, muddy labyrinth, Where humanity crawls in a seething ferment, One sees a rag-picker go by, shaking his head, Stumbling, bumping against the walls like … Continue reading Thoughts on the Process of Waste Work: Value and Precarity in Nayandahalli’s Recycling Economy

Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource

Notes from Nayandahalli ‘Cities are engines of growth’ is an old cliché statement. For economic growth and well being of mankind they consume the resources sourced from faraway lands and release matter termed as waste. It is imperative to frame the discourse of sustainability in cities around the questions of ‘flow of matter’ i.e. where … Continue reading Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource