Conservation and Development

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

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...
Solid Waste Management The Bastion

Who’s the Smelliest of Them All?

Written by Armaan RM  Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in India became a public and administrative grievance after the economic development and rapid urbanization that...

Is Goa Losing its Forests for Coal?

In 2011, ecologist Madhav Gadgil chaired the  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) which submitted a report wherein all of the Western Ghats was...

Uttarakhand’s Forest Fires: Communities’ Voices on why they Recur

The Uttarakhand forest fires are in the news again. As various photos of raging fires circulated on social media, the Forest Department issued statements...
La-Cost of Fast Fashion The Bastion

La-cost of Fast Fashion

The global fashion industry employs over 60 million workers and generates $2.5 trillion in revenue worldwide every year. Its contribution to environmental degradation is...

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...

Shrinking Negotiations: How the Draft EIA 2020 Is Affecting Public Consultations on Development

This article is the first of the two-part series "Shrinking Negotiations" on the draft Environment Impact Assessment 2020. Click here for Part Two: Involving...

How India’s Private Infrastructure Projects Risk Economic Stability, Environment, and Public Welfare

This article is the first of #FinancingDevelopment, a series analysing the finances behind India's development journey, in collaboration with the Centre for Financial Accountability. In India,...

Can Isha’s ‘Cauvery Calling’ Campaign Actually Save the Cauvery?

Editor's Note: The Isha Foundation was requested to contribute to this conversation with specific details on the Cauvery Calling's funding and implementation strategy. They...

“Ladies First Hai!”: Mahila Mandal’s Fight Against Solid Waste Dumping in Sudher, Himachal Pradesh

In India’s Himachal Pradesh, in the western Himalayas, Anuradha is doubled down into the soils of her farmland in Sudher village, donning a dhattu—the...