2024

Illustration of a Tulsi plant at the entrance of a building from the neighborhoods of Goregaon and Sion. By Aditi Suresh

Special Mention | Belonging and Appropriations: A Dialogue

Urban displacement disrupts social networks, causing a sense of placelessness. Yet, people establish belonging through intangible connections—rituals, traditions, and shared experiences—shaping both mind and space as is explored by Aditi Suresh Kawade through this piece. The essay is a part of shortlisted entries for Urban Imprints essay writing contest, March-April 2024.

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The 'Old Goa' of 2023. Source: Ravjyot Kaur

Winner | The Chronicles of Placelessness in Old Goa

While Old Goa’s charm extends beyond Basilica of Bom Jesus to St. Paul’s College Gate, and more, urbanization threatens its identity, with concrete facades erasing historical essence, as Ravjyot Kaur writes. The essay is the winning entry for the Urban Imprints essay writing contest, March-April 2024.

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Shortlisted | The Cry of Curb-Side Hustlers

Divya Ramaseshan explores how the street vendors, seeking only a small space to sell, face challenges with government solutions like centralized complexes, disrupting their sales dynamics and livelihoods. The essay is a part of shortlisted entries for Urban Imprints essay writing contest, March-April 2024.

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