Hurray !!!

Application for Youth Fellowship Programme is Out


Mumbai is because you are.

From the glittering streets made up of high-rises to the tiny lanes dotted with zopadpattis, fancy cars racing past highways to commuters inching their way to the fourth seat in a Mumbai local, Mumbai is because you are. It is here that huge amounts of food are dumped into the kachra dabba everyday, while the old woman living down the road takes refuge in starvation. It is also here that school education is a right for a few, while a privilege for another. The city is made up of contrasts, of stories, of rights and of entitlements.

As a citizen of this large metropolis, YOU have the right to the city- to claim your right to public spaces, education, health and sanitation.

The tenth edition of PUKAR’s Youth Fellowship is back this year to give you this opportunity to question the processes and practices of governance. Filled with new ideas, fresh perspectives and numerous questions to be answered, here’s your chance to re-explore the many contrasting realities in your own neighborhood and community through the lens of a researcher. Spanning one year, you will be able to work in a team to break existing biases and notions, understand your everyday life in a more systemic manner and experience. Mumbai in its process of being and becoming. At the end of this research process, the new knowledge that you will produce will enable you to become a community leader with informed choices and opinions.

Applications are invited between  May 15 – June 30, 2015.

Download the form to submit your application. For more information, keep a watch on PUKAR’s Facebook page.

Good luck, get cracking!

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यह है मुंबई मेरी जान . . .

ऊँची ऊँची इमारतों और जगमगाती सड़कों से ले कर छोटी छोटी गल्लियाँ और टूटे फूटे मकानों तक, चमचमाती गाड़ियों से घूमने वाले लोगों से लेकर मुंबई की लोकल में चौथी सीट के लिए झगड़ने वाले पैसेंजर तक | यह वही शहर है जहाँ एक ओर बहुत सारा खाना कचरे के डिब्बों मैं फेका जाता है और दूसरी ओर एक बूढी औरत भूखी सो जाती है | यह वही शहर है जहां शिक्षा पाना किसी के लिए आसान है तो किसी के लिए अब तक एक सपना रह गया है | यह शहर बना है ऐसी विविधताओं से, विभिन्नताओं से और विषमताओं से |

इस मायावी नगरी के नागरिक होने के वजह से हमको हक है पाने का – अच्छे घर, अच्छे रास्तें और अच्छी सुविधायें |

हर साल की तरह इस साल भी पुकार का यूथ फ़ेलोशिप प्रोग्राम आया है – नयी सोच, नए दृष्टिकोन और नए नए सवालों के साथ | यह मौका है आपके लिए रिसर्चर बन कर अपनी बस्ती और समाज के विभिन्न वास्तविकताओं को एक अलग नजरिए से देखने का | एक साल के इस फ़ेलोशिप प्रोग्राम के ज़रिये आप एक ग्रुप बना कर अपने रोजमर्रा की ज़िंदगी को और अच्छे तरह से जानकर, अपने पूर्वाग्रहों और मौजूदा मतों को चुनौती दे सकते हो | रिसर्च के अंत में आपने निर्माण किये गए ज्ञान से आप अपने समूह के, बस्ती के और शहर के एक सजग लीडर बनेंगे |

Application लेना शुरू हुआ है | Application form भरकर भेजने की अंतिम तारीख      १५ जून, २०१५ |

हिंदी या अंग्रेजी में Application form डाउनलोड करो और जल्द से जल्द भेजो ..

और जानकारी के लिए पुकार के facebook page से जुड़े रहे …

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Carol Breckenridge Memorial Lecture


Part 1           

Part 2

Part 3


Sabke Liye Broadband


Info all (internet for all) is a public campaign initiative for infrastructural facility towards universal access to internet in Mumbai. The core group consists of three city organisations – Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI), Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action & Research (PUKAR) and Majlis Manch. Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Head of the Dept., Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay is the technology consultant of the project. In the current phase the focus of the campaign is to include provisions for broadband infrastructure across greater Mumbai in the forthcoming Development Plan (DP), 2014-34.


Narratives of Transformation

You will now be able to be a part of the self-transformative journeys of our researchers as they stumble upon new realities, explore unheard of stories, and in turn, advocate change.

We will be tracing the lives and research experiences of our researchers on our

blog, www.azadkhayaal.wordpress.com 

Follow us to celebrate their free thoughts and beliefs.


 Your Place, My Place or Our Public Space?

PUKAR – BMW Guggenheim Lab Collaboration 

How do you think about privacy? Have you ever considered what privacy means in relation to yourself, your friends and family, and your communities? The researchers at PUKAR, in collaboration with the BMW Guggenheim Lab, have explored these questions with the citizens of Mumbai. This study explores people’s perception of privacy, city and space.

Click here for Presentation





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