Conservation and Development

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

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....

Brazilian Gold has an Environmentally Hazardous Supply Chain, and India is a Part of...

Pico da Neblina, or the “Mist Peak”, is Brazil’s highest mountain peak. For the Yanomami—South America’s largest “relatively isolated tribe” who live within the...

2020: Like Never Before, a Year of Despair and Hope

2020 has seen an interregnum never before experienced by humanity—it has been a year in which despair and hope, and callousness and caring have...
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...

The Bastion Dialogues: Pankaj Sekhsaria

Pankaj Sekhsaria (PS) has worked extensively in the fields of environment and development, citizen science, wildlife conservation, media studies, and science and technology. He...

Changing Notions of Human-Leopard Conflict around Jhalana Leopard Reserve, Jaipur

The news of a pregnant elephant dying after consuming a pineapple filled with crackers in Kerala has been doing the rounds. The fact that...

The Shore Scene: The Heavy Toll of COVID-19 on India’s Fishers

The plight of Inter State Migrant (ISM) workers in India during the ongoing official COVID-19 lockdown, has been highlighted by various media platforms. The...
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...
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Privatizing Coal: Things To Know

In the hopes of infusing new life into the Indian economy, the Government of India has opened up coal production in the country to...

Understanding Biology for Better Conservation and Management of Sharks and Rays

Editor's note: this article contains images of captured fish. Reader's discretion is advised. There’s a group of animals that have roamed the earth for millions...