Environment

Development and the Environment

Andaman and Nicobar

The Curious Case of Andaman and Nicobar’s Degraded Coral Reefs

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan and Avantika Bunga  Coral reefs and marine environments across the world are facing increased pressure from fast-developing blue economies and lacklustre...
Cauvery Catchment Area

A Zero Sum Game: the State(s), the People and River Cauvery

Written by Chirag Chinnappa  On Friday, the Supreme Court’s much-awaited decision on the Cauvery water-sharing dispute was accepted as a “balanced verdict” by Karnataka officials....
Out of Breath: The Bhalswa Landfill

Out of Breath: The Bhalswa Landfill

Filmed by Nabina Chakraborty  Just a few kilometres further from Delhi’s Jahangirpuri metro station lies a ‘hill’ that will leave you staring at it in...

In Her Opinion: Dr. Bhanumathi Kalluri on Mining in Adivasi Areas and Environmental Justice

There is no dearth of evidence to prove that large-scale developmental projects in India have impacted the lives of those living the closest to...

What Do We Really Mean By Sustainable Consumption In India?

This is the first article of a three-part series on sustainable consumption and food security in India, supported by Pristine Organics. Click here to...

The Shore Scene: PM-MSY’s Fisheries Development Promises Anything But Sabka Vikas

In a 2015 address delivered in Mauritius, Prime Minister Narendra Modi indulged in some curious historical revisionism worth considering today. “To me the blue...

Solutions to the Smoke: Upcoming Alternates to Stubble Burning

If there is anything that can survive through the toughest of times, it is internet memes. Just as the capital city became smokier, my...

An Often Overlooked Contributor to Climate Change: Banks

When it comes to climate change’s enemies, there are the usual suspects: large carbon-intensive corporations, negligent governments, and of course, the climate change deniers....

“We don’t want electricity at the cost of lives”: The Toxic Impact of Okhla’s...

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  One night, Lata Joshi left a white cloth to dry in her balcony. When she saw it in the morning, it...

Of Politics and the Environment: Understanding India’s Need for Green Parties

Written by Rizowana Hussaini  “Future is Green, Green is Future”. These words greet every visitor of the India Greens Party’s website, one of India’s few...