Posts in Jalandhar
Jalandhar: Emigration, transnationalism and the future of a 'Smart Chowk' development

Project PI Ayona Datta introduces Sudama Bazaar in Jalandhar through the transnational connections that make smart city proposals irrelevant for both older and younger generation of traders. While the ‘Smart Chowk’ proposals create a disillusionment of the future, smart citizens are seen as those who are able to emigrate to the West to access better opportunities and hope for the future.

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Recording the Past and Writing the Future in Jalandhar

In this blog post, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Srilata, shares about her archival adventures in Jalandhar. She talks about how we must embrace the rich lived experiences and politics of place as well as trace continuities between the past, present and future in order to justly write about the city with integrity rather than, in her words, “through a vacuous notion of ‘smartness’ “.

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Searching for the 'Smart City' in Jalandhar - Part 1

In this piece, Research Assistant, Varun Patil, delves into the beauty of the 63-Acre Burlton Park and introduces the proposed plans for the erection of a Smart Sports Hub. This post celebrates the compendious array of the activities and time spent at Burlton Park by the locals of Jalandhar and touches on the sentiments of supporters and critics on building the said Sports Hub.

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