Luxury Rivers

A View From Across The River

Samprati Pani | Chiragh Dilli | 29th January 2022

On the process of "homing" and of becoming at home in the Delhi neighbourhood of Patparganj. Situated on the eastern side of the Yamuna river, until transport infrastructure expanded rickshaw drivers would regularly refuse to go there. Although home to many middle class apartment dwellers, the street life in between these buildings has thrived rather than being suppressed (3,791 words)

Luxury For All

Gideon Fink Shapiro | Places | 19th January 2022

Commentary on "Rêverie à Paris", an 1867 essay by the novelist George Sand on contemporary urban design and garden art. It amounts to "a love letter to public space and a defence of decorative landscape". She wanted everyone to have access to inspiring open spaces, but — unusually — also made the subversive argument that the common man needed free time to spend dawdling in them (8,999 words)


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