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Heat Waves are a Double Jeopardy For Urban Poor Settlements

Last week, I called the repairman of my home AC as the cooling in my bedroom the night before did not seem comfortable. After finishing his job, I offered him a glass of water and a piece of cake. As he wiped his sweat, sipping water slowly, I enquired about his home. Living in a single room rented tenement of 150 sq. ft. in Sangam Vihar colony with his wife and two young kids, he barely smiled.