Conservation and Development

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

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...
Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Sarabhai (KS), Founder and Director of the Centre for Environmental Education (CEE), is one of the world’s leading environmental educators. A Padma Shri...
FRA Tribal rights

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Conservation, Rights and Exclusion in India’s Forests

Written by Arpitha Kodiveri “The Forest Department is not ready to share its power; it sees itself as a landlord of these forest areas. The...
Mumbai India

A Dubious Affair: Examining Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project

Written by Harsh Ghildiyal  Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project was dreamt up over a decade ago. Expected to cost over ₹12,000 crore and be ready in...
India Environment

Of the people, By the People, but For Whom? Building Environmental Democracy in India

Written by Sourya Reddy  Another election season is upon us, and the echoes of electoral promises are getting louder and more chaotic. Amidst this “festival...
ONGC

What the Frack: Is India Ready for Shale?

Co-authored by Sunalika Singh and Charith Reddy  As the third largest consumer of energy in the world, India is far from energy independence; with the...

Of Governance and Garbage

Written by Ahan Bezbaroa  With rousing revelations, such as the IPCC’s recent Special Report that identified 1.5 degrees Celsius as the limit to which the...
Andaman and Nicobar

The Curious Case of Andaman and Nicobar’s Degraded Coral Reefs

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan and Avantika Bunga  Coral reefs and marine environments across the world are facing increased pressure from fast-developing blue economies and lacklustre...
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Oil on Troubled Waters: The Environmental Impact of Proposed Oil Drilling in Alaska

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan, Gopika Kumaran and Sunalika Singh The Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been a political battleground between environmentalists and (politically backed)...
The Bastion

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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