Hitesh Vaidya

The author is Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs

Lights, Camera, Action: Manifestos, Elections and Blockbuster Cities

While the manifestos for upcoming general elections agree that cities will be at the forefront of the nation's journey towards a 'Viksit Bharat', Hindi cinema offers a unique lens to explore how data, technology, and innovative approaches can shape our urban future, particularly as Indian cities undergo crucial transitions.

April 20, 2024

India’s Urban 20 Stirs New And Innovative Priority Areas

India’s presidency has brought focus to the urban sector by creating focussed working groups to deliberate on infrastructure financing and future of cities

September 16, 2023

Innovating To Manage Plastic Waste

While Indore and Pune have developed their own models to work with ragpickers, cities like Goa and Mysuru have invested in material recovery facilities

May 31, 2023