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Place-Based Reviews

The Elevators on the Pink Line

Sakshi Wadhwa

The Pink Line Metro stations, which were constructed a few years back, have spacious elevators. The Pink Line is less crowded than other lines, and these elevators are less busy. The small amount of traffic makes them a perfect place to think and sketch one’s day, and they offer a moment for touch-ups, fixing one's hair, or buttoning cufflinks. In autumn, a soothing breeze welcomes passengers stepping out of the elevator onto the concourse, and, opposite the elevator, a wall painted in vibrant colors catches one’s attention.

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Sakshi Wadhwa is a doctoral student at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India. She is working on her thesis, which relates to the imagination of "People" and "Peoplehood" through cultural artifacts, the state, and popular mobilizations in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Her research interests include the confluence of culture and politics, literature and politics, law and society, and social stratification in the construction of peoplehood in India. She completed her master's in Political Science from the Centre for Political Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Her recent publications include a chapter titled "Online Hate Campaigns against Women: Exploring the Instrumentalization of Women and Denial of the Right to Speak in Online Space" in an anthology titled Truth and Deception in the Digital Age: Navigating the Culture of Misinformation.

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