Delhi - Work in Progress| 37mins
Director: Mr Krishnendu Bose | Producer: Earthcare Productions
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: India
Delhi, known as one of the greenest capital in the world is changing fast. This 2500 year old city's history and greens are being transformed for a globalised look. This process is being rushed up, in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in 2010, hosted by Delhi. As Delhi's face is changing beyond recognition, what is the price we are paying in destroying the green lung of our city? What is the vision of this change? Who is planning the change and for whom? Is this change inclusive? This film made over 2007-2008, captures the key milestones of this transformation. City's leading academics, urban planners, environmentalists and activists, debate the nature of this change. The ridge, the Yamuna, the city trees, city's poor and powerless â€“ all have come under this axis of change. Commercialisation of land, seems to be the mantra fueling this new vision for the Delhi.
While we debate, resist and make films on this 'new' Delhi, Delhi is being transformed forever.