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....

Garbage, Flooding, Crocodiles and Slums: The Vishwamitri Has it All

Written by Rohan Parikh Following a dirt path covered with brambles and wild grass reveals the languid waters of the Vishwamitri River. The faint odour...
Panna Tiger Reserve

The Tiger, The River and The Bureaucrat: Analysing the Ken-Betwa River Linking Project

Co-authored by Rohan Parikh and Sourya Reddy  The Ken-Betwa interlinking project is the first in an ambitious 30 river interlinking projects that the government has...
Udaipur City of Lakesvideo

Jheel Ke Kinaare: Crisis in the City of Lakes (Part I)

Filmed by Kartikeya Saxena One of the most popular tourist destinations in the subcontinent, Udaipur is burdened by the ever-increasing number of hotels around the...
October 2017 Bangalore/ Bengaluru flooding

Flooded Bengaluru: Nature’s Wrath or Human Error?

Coauthored by Stuti Pachisia, Kartik Sundar and Chirag Chinnappa  “It only has to rain heavily for a short while for the city to get completely...
Cauvery The Bastion

To Live or to Let Live? River Cauvery Is Lost for Words

Co-authored by Chirag Chinnappa, Gopika Kumaran and Aishwarya Birla  Pushed to the edge, the Cauvery river is the latest to join the growing list of...
Kerala Floods The Bastion

Disaster Management in Kerala: Coming up Short and Dirty

Written by Ayushi Ghosh and Tanay Gokhale  The floods that ravaged Kerala were ruthless in their destruction. The physical damage to infrastructure is staggering; 11,000...

Drowning India: Managing Floods in the Brahmaputra Valley

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  July 17th 2019 came with a mixed bag of developments for the Northeast; the escalating waters of river Brahmaputra reached 30.36...
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...
1024px-Mumbai_container_terminal_from_Elephanta_Island The Bastion

50 Shades of Blue (Economy)

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Aarathi Ganesan   In-Depth  For many developing countries, economic growth is facilitated by a booming manufacturing sector. Yet, in light of increasing...

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