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Delhi's residents should hold the government accountable for air pollution

Why do I live in one of the world's most polluted cities? It is a question I am forced to confront every time I see my eight-year-old son racked by a rattling chest cough. His affliction is back this autumn, along with air quality indices zooming past the severe mark of 500.

It turns out I am not alone in my soul-searching.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 05, 2019, with the headline 'Delhi's residents should hold the govt accountable'. Print Edition | Subscribe