Conservation and Development

Analyzing the ever-growing battle between environmental conservation and development goals.

Conserving Predators: Community-led Initiatives in Ladakh to Protect the Himalayan Wolf

It was the late 1980s. Karma Sonam was riding horseback with his father in Ladakh’s Gya. They were to collect manure from the Dogpas,...

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...

Involving Local Participation: What the EIA 2020 Could Have Done

Part 1 of "Shrinking Negotiations" gave us a snapshot of a glaring gap in the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification. If passed,...
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...

Dialogues: Dr. Malini Bhattacharjee on the RSS, Seva, and Relief and Development

“What can one say about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that has not already been said before?” The RSS, perhaps the focal organisation of...
Mining Rajasthan

Not on Our Commons: Rajasthan’s Villages Fight Against Mining

Vaishnavi Rathore and Deborupa Ghosh  Since the first week of September, Pur, a town in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan has been on an indefinite protest....

A Conservation of Convenience: The Tussle Between the Developmental State and Wildlife at Uttarakhand’s...

The Rajaji Tiger Reserve has emerged as a battleground between the State’s developmental aspirations and the conservation of a critical ecological habitat.

In the Dam Safety Bill 2019, the Devil Lies in the Details

To what extent does the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 prevent damages to dams that can turn into disasters?
SEEDS NGO

Citizen Science: Data of the People, by the People, for the People

Last week, something interesting was introduced in the state of Sikkim. A ‘Sunny Weather Lab’ to record information like wind speed, temperature, and rainfall...

Monsoon Mayhem: No Rehabilitation for Evicted Residents of Himachal’s Chetru

Photographs by Yogesh Upadhyay Come June, the monsoon ventures into the subcontinent and India welcomes it with open arms. But for Najuki and her husband,...