Everyone, in villages and cities alike, can feel the pressure of population that threatens to overwhelm the country and neutralise the economic expansion of the last quarter century. In that context, the 100 Smart Cities project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s NDA government looks like a winner. Many of our city governments seem besieged and out of ideas as they watch the relentless, incoming tide of people seeking a better deal. The response is not even a finger in the dyke. The Sma