Conservation and Development

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

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...

Out of the Woods: How the FRA Is Helping a Village in Maharashtra During...

This is not what a haat or a weekly market should look like: the place is not bustling with people buying and selling produce,...

Brazilian Gold has an Environmentally Hazardous Supply Chain, and India is a Part of...

Pico da Neblina, or the “Mist Peak”, is Brazil’s highest mountain peak. For the Yanomami—South America’s largest “relatively isolated tribe” who live within the...
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...
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...
India Prison

The Green Mile: Reintegrating India’s Inmates

Written by Aishwarya Birla Prisons are seen as repositories for those who are aberrations in society, outcasts due to their unlawful acts. The Indian criminal...

The Shore Scene: The Heavy Toll of COVID-19 on India’s Fishers

The plight of Inter State Migrant (ISM) workers in India during the ongoing official COVID-19 lockdown, has been highlighted by various media platforms. The...

Can Palm Oil Have a Sustainable Supply Chain?

This morning, I ate toast for breakfast. Then, doing my share of household chores, I ran the washing machine. A quick shower later, I...

In Her Opinion: Dr. Sejal Worah on Restoring a Forest in Uttarakhand

In Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, a 100-acre forest has been home to some visitors. People yes, but also bears, the Himalayan Red Fox, and even leopards....

Is Goa Losing its Forests for Coal?

In 2011, ecologist Madhav Gadgil chaired the  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) which submitted a report wherein all of the Western Ghats was...