Conservation and Development

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

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...

“We Have Literally Cut and Presented Our Arms to the Government”: Mandi’s Fight to...

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  The curvy highway that cuts through Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district remains a busy one, with HRTC buses passing frequently. During the...

Swaraj Dweep is now Waste Deep: Developing Sustainable Tourism in the A&N Islands

Written and photographed by Shimul Bijoor  The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in India and...

In the Eye of the Storm: Luna’s Lone War for Clean Water

The village of Luna is like any other village in Gujarat — vast stretches of green, mud and brick houses pockmarked around the fields,...
Vedanta Sterlite

How the Ease of Doing Business is Stifling Environmental Democracy in India

Written by Arpitha Kodiveri  Against the backdrop of an overwhelming pro-Modi-mandate, the BJP-led government has been working on several amendments during the election period. The...

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

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...
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...