Conservation and Development

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

The Ecological History of Delhi’s Ridge with Thomas Crowley: Part 2

Interviewed by Aarathi Ganesan; Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal. New Delhi's Ridge has born the brunt of mining, construction, and human encroachments for years. The result:...

What’s in a name? The ‘Odia Kandha’, their OTFD status, and the Forest Rights...

Harbandhao Pradhan was 12 in 1952, which is when the first settlement process took place in his village of Sankhajodi, in Odisha’s Nayagarh district....

Tigers: Behind the Lens of India’s Pride

The Project Tiger initiative was created under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 for the safety and well being of the national animal of the...

The Bolsonaro-Modi Affair: Defining Development this Republic Day

Jair Bolsonaro, as you must have read, is India’s guest for the Republic Day parade, and the third Brazilian President to be invited. Given...

Forests for the People: The FRA in Northeast India with Amba Jamir & Ayesha...

Edited by Malavika VN  The Forest Rights Act (FRA) was created “to recognize and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest-dwelling...
industrial waste

Water Pollution Takes Over Ludhiana

Authoured by Manu Moudgil In August this year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) filed a criminal case against the mayor, commissioner and four other...

Demolishing Nurseries to Plant Trees on the Banks of the Yamuna

Every year during the monsoons my social media blows up with reports of the Yamuna floodplains brimming with water, closely followed by stories on...

Trailing A Path of Non-Anthropogenic Jurisprudence Amidst the Climate Crisis

In the age of the Anthropocene, can the world’s rapid biodiversity losses be mitigated by shifting to a non-anthropogenic legal paradigm?
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...

“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...