Jeebesh Bagchi on Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:42:18 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> "Packing up and leaving from Nangla has begun."

Dear friends,

Over last 35 years we have seen many an internal dislocation of
habitations and life world within the city, Delhi. This is something
that started with high intensity in Delhi from early 70s. Now the
process of this internal dislocation has become intense and harder.

Nangla Maachi is a 30 year old habitation. It was made by its
inhabitants over this period. It is along the river bank and next
toPragati Maidan (Progress Ground). It is now become an valuable real

Built on prime land for the new urban development, the process of its
dislocation has begun.

Also, in Nangla Maachi Sarai/Ankur had set up a cybermohalla lab two
years ago. Many a practitioner have been through the lab.

Over these two years, diaries have been written by the lab practitioners
They have many an entry about life in Nangla. These diary entries are
also a way to stubbornly remind us all that Nangla was made into an
lively, heterogeneous habitation by countless peoples effort and needs
to be remembered for this creative act of making and finding ways of
living together.

Recently, an entry read - "Packing up and leaving from Nangla has
begun."  The diary is now a record of a contested terrain of the
violence of dislocation.

We have set up a blog in both English and Hindi, to share with a wider
public the various diary entries of the practitioners. Do visit it, read
it, circulate it, share it and link it further. Your comments and
stories will be very valuable.

English language blog:

Hindi language blog: <>

More posting from the practitioners will be made.  Countdown to another
disappearance of self organised urban space has begun.


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