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Friday, September 24, 2021

Fahad Zuberi

Fahad Zuberi is an independent scholar and researcher of Architecture and City Studies

Memorialising Past
Sun, Sep 05, 2021

Instead of nationalising an event of trauma and freezing it in the frame of time as a day, a memorial or a series of memorials rooted in the context of their time and space are what we need to not forget the trauma of Partition and remember it humanely

Delhi Master Plan: Planning a city by excluding the people
Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Fahad Zuberi writes: The Delhi Master Plan, 2041 – traditionally illiberal enough – has been made more authoritarian, superciliously detached, and imposed on the people of Delhi by the GNCTD Act

How Hindutva works to create an urbanity of hate
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Socio-political rhetoric creates polarised cities through legislation and polarised segregated cities further contribute towards divisive politics

To pit people’s protest against infrastructure is to diminish urban life and democracy
Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Between the lawns of Rajpath and the barricaded borders of Delhi today, we see the city becoming increasingly hostile to dissent. The state wants to keep the protestors out and the general public accepts the rhetoric of disruption with ease.

Why the obsession to restore historic sites to their ‘original’ status is futile
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

A toxic and vulgar obsession towards history drives these futile attempts at reaching the “original” — as if, the history that these structures imbibe in themselves can be rewritten and erased by offering namaz or by laying the foundation stone of a temple