Conservation and Development

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

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...
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Drains to Diseases: Haryana’s Sanitation Struggle

"My kid falls sick so often because of the stagnant water in these open drains. Why isn't the government doing anything?" — Asawarpur Resident, Haryana In...
Environment & Human Rights

The Fundamentals of Living: Human Rights and the Environment

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan & Siddhant Sachdeva  In the wake of worsening climate change, environmental degradation, and poorly regulated industrialization, a safe, healthy, and prolonged...
Sustainable development Africa

Looking for Answers: Africa’s Search for Development

Written by Philip Deweyi Changes in power structures and economic boundaries are creating a more decentralized and interconnected world. Africa is the epitome of this...
Goa Crisis

Go, Goa, Gone: Understanding Goa’s Crisis

Written by Kanishk Srinivasan Goa is undergoing a major identity crisis. The State has been earmarked for activities such as mining, a massive port-expansion, river...
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....

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...
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Sparking a Conversation: Ethics vs. Economics in the Environment

In our next video in the 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Dr Mahesh Rangarajan discusses the relationship between development and nature. In a country like...
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Sparking A Conversation: India, its Environment and the Future

In our next video in the 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan, a Professor of Environmental Studies and History, discusses the the key issues...
Panna Tiger Reserve

The Tiger, The River and The Bureaucrat: Analysing the Ken-Betwa River Linking Project

Co-authored by Rohan Parikh and Sourya Reddy  The Ken-Betwa interlinking project is the first in an ambitious 30 river interlinking projects that the government has...