When the Mayor said she not seen me in any of the ward meetings, it came as jolt – it was an apt reminder that no matter what I elsewhere, my responsibility as a citizen must be towards my area/ward first and then the city.
There is a huge difference between perception and reality. There is a certain image built about politicians and IAS officers that gets amplified by social media posts – usually a reaction to some headline, a
The ruckus over the formation of ward committees is exposing the failures of city governance in a big way, and pointing to its main cause – the exclusion of citizens from decision-making. But that’s not