Mobile Toilets Come to Lohar Basti in AjmerBy Ramesh Yadawar
Lohar Basti, a 40-year old community of settlers, remains a non-notified informal settlement of ward 42 in Ajmer. Over 100 people live in this settlement located on both sides of the road leading to Madar. Most of the men from the community work as blacksmiths and the women work as domestic workers. Youth from the community are employed in scrap collection and segregation units located close to the settlement
Community Building in Talpura, JhansiBy Ishleen Kaur
The narrow street averting from the main road is lined with brick houses on both sides. The stone slab covered drains and the painted pucca houses at the entry gives an impression of a residential pocket better than what is envisaged as a slum. But as we move forward, the reality starts to sink in.