Conservation and Development

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

Dissent and Solidarities: Analysing Free Speech for Environmental Activists

This is not the first time that this government has tried to muzzle free speech under the guise of applying "reasonable restrictions". What's more,...
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...
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The Ecological History of Delhi’s Ridge with Thomas Crowley: Part 2

Interviewed by Aarathi Ganesan; Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal. New Delhi's Ridge has born the brunt of mining, construction, and human encroachments for years. The result:...

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...
India Forests

Forest Development, but at Whose Cost?

Written by Armaan RM India became a world-leader in agroforestry when it became the first country to adopt a National Agroforestry Policy, back in 2014....

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...
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Privatizing Coal: Things To Know

In the hopes of infusing new life into the Indian economy, the Government of India has opened up coal production in the country to...
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...
India Climate Strike

Fighting for the Future: Young Voices in the Climate Change Battle

Photographed & Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  Dusshera is around the corner. In that spirit, on a sunny morning last Friday, a life size Raavan made...
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Forests for the People: The FRA in Northeast India with Amba Jamir & Ayesha...

Edited by Malavika VN  The Forest Rights Act (FRA) was created “to recognize and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest-dwelling...