Conservation and Development

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

Inside India’s Closet: Green Accounting

Researched and written by Sourya Reddy  In 2014-15, India was the fourth largest exporter of sugar, with a share of 4.4% of the total global...
Japan Coal

From Japan, with Love

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  At first glance, Japan is a good example for countries that aim to go green. By 2030, the country plans to...
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...

Reimagining Conservation in the Global South

This is the second instalment of a two-part series released in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation on conservation in the Global South. Click here to...

The Shore Scene: Locked Down In a Fishing Town

In early March 2020, I traveled to Malvan, where, for the past three years, I’ve been studying the fisheries in the region. Malvan is...

What’s in a name? The ‘Odia Kandha’, their OTFD status, and the Forest Rights...

Harbandhao Pradhan was 12 in 1952, which is when the first settlement process took place in his village of Sankhajodi, in Odisha’s Nayagarh district....
Indian Truck Polluting

Highway to Help: India’s Trucking Predicament

Research by Aditya Vikram Written by Tanvi Mehta India’s trucking industry relies on heavy-freight trucks for 65% of its activity. While they are the most efficient...

Environment, the Unsuspecting Victim of Cross-Border Conflicts

Trans-national conservation can protect flora and fauna in the strategically sensitive landscapes India shares with Pakistan and China.
Kartikeya Sarabhai

The Bastion Dialogues: 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...

“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...