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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...
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...

Swaraj Dweep is now Waste Deep: Developing Sustainable Tourism in the A&N Islands

Written and photographed by Shimul Bijoor  The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in India and...

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...
La-Cost of Fast Fashion The Bastion

La-cost of Fast Fashion

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Gopika Kumaran  The global fashion industry employs over 60 million workers and generates $2.5 trillion in revenue worldwide every year....
India Prison

The Green Mile: Reintegrating India’s Inmates

Written by Aishwarya Birla Prisons are seen as repositories for those who are aberrations in society, outcasts due to their unlawful acts. The Indian criminal...
Mumbai India

A Dubious Affair: Examining Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project

Written by Harsh Ghildiyal  Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project was dreamt up over a decade ago. Expected to cost over ₹12,000 crore and be ready in...

“It has become Acid”: Aravallis battle against Garbage Disposal and More

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore “When we were around 9 years old, we used to go to the bani, and you would not believe the kind...
Sparrow on a Ledge

The Case of the Missing Sparrows: What can be done?

Here’s a haunting question to ask yourself: when was the last time you saw a House Sparrow fluttering about in your balconies or even...
FRA Tribal rights

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Conservation, Rights and Exclusion in India’s Forests

Written by Arpitha Kodiveri “The Forest Department is not ready to share its power; it sees itself as a landlord of these forest areas. The...

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