Lucy Dubochet is research associate at the Graduate Institute’s Hirschman Centre on Democracy and postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University’s Wolfson College. Her research focuses on everyday practices of politics in India, with a particular emphasis on how collective action emerges and falls apart. She also continues work that she started during her doctoral research at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This research line studies how time and power shape interactions between citizens and the state in low-income neighbourhoods of Delhi. It explores how unpredictability and long waiting times can foster tensions or, on the contrary, offer a space where new solidarities can come together.