Conservation and Development

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

When Goa’s Tourism Season Meets the Olive Ridley Nesting Season

“It was a fairly windy winter evening on Morjim Beach in North Goa. Our team of students and local volunteers donning Olive Ridley T-shirts...
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...

Coal Mining in India: Enter, the Private Sector

Featured photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash. Something big is going down in India's coal sector. The Central government, through The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 laid...

How Does India See Her Oceans?

Most of our “blue v/s economy” contests stem from the fact that climate change is making the ocean more unknown to us than before.
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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...

A Port Expansion is the Latest Threat to the Ennore-Pulicat Wetlands

No Chennai resident can possibly forget the floods of 2015. The horrors of this natural disaster that impacted more than 30 lakh families, and...

Even Your Recycled Synthetic T-Shirt is Killing the Fish in the Ocean

A few weeks ago, I watched the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher which follows film producer Craig Foster’s journey as he meticulously tracks a...
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...
Save Mollem Anamika Gode Interviewvideo

How Can Citizens Use Courts to Save Mollem?

The judicial system is an effective outlet for the citizens of Goa to use, as they up the ante in their fight to save Mollem. How can the courts be used in their battle?
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...