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

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...

Jal, Jangal, Zameen: Adivasis Amidst Bauxite Mining in Rayagada, Odisha

Baphlimali is a small hill, hidden away in Kashipur block in Odisha’s Rayagada district. In areas surrounding the hill live the Jhodia, Paraja, Penga...

The Shore Scene: PM-MSY’s Fisheries Development Promises Anything But Sabka Vikas

In a 2015 address delivered in Mauritius, Prime Minister Narendra Modi indulged in some curious historical revisionism worth considering today. “To me the blue...

In Her Opinion: Neha Sinha on Conserving Amur Falcons in Nagaland

Even though it’s right under everyone's noses, not everyone develops a connection with the ecology surrounding them. But for Neha Sinha (NS), growing up...

Behind the Trail of Chhattisgarh’s Coal Rush

Savitha Rath is telling me a story, as she stands at a T-junction which is one of the few places with good phone connectivity....

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...
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Mapping the Illegal Trade of Wildlife on Social Media

Co-authored by Avantika Bunga and Kartik Sundar The internet’s capacity to enable anonymity has attracted a slew of users who use it for illicit gains....
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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...

Garbage, Flooding, Crocodiles and Slums: The Vishwamitri Has it All

Written by Rohan Parikh Following a dirt path covered with brambles and wild grass reveals the languid waters of the Vishwamitri River. The faint odour...

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...