Conservation and Development

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

Garbage, Flooding, Crocodiles and Slums: The Vishwamitri Has it All

Written by Rohan Parikh Following a dirt path covered with brambles and wild grass reveals the languid waters of the Vishwamitri River. The faint odour...
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Sparking a Conversation: Ethics vs. Economics in the Environment

In our next video in the 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Dr Mahesh Rangarajan discusses the relationship between development and nature. In a country like...
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Sparking A Conversation: India, its Environment and the Future

In our next video in the 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan, a Professor of Environmental Studies and History, discusses the the key issues...
Panna Tiger Reserve

The Tiger, The River and The Bureaucrat: Analysing the Ken-Betwa River Linking Project

Co-authored by Rohan Parikh and Sourya Reddy  The Ken-Betwa interlinking project is the first in an ambitious 30 river interlinking projects that the government has...

Forests of Flames: The Story of Wildfires

Researched and Written by Sourya Reddy The Thomas fire, currently raging in California, has burned more than 150,000 acres since it began a little more...
A Reality Check for the Climate Change Deniers: What is happening to the animals around you?

A Reality Check for the Climate Change Deniers: What Is Happening to the Animals...

Co-created by Stuti Pachisia and Siddhant Sachdeva  In May 2016, scientists discovered that the Great Barrier Reef ─ often touted as one of the seven wonders...
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...
Sparrow on a Ledge

The Case of the Missing Sparrows: What can be done?

Here’s a haunting question to ask yourself: when was the last time you saw a House Sparrow fluttering about in your balconies or even...
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Tigers: Behind the Lens of India’s Pride

The Project Tiger initiative was created under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 for the safety and well being of the national animal of the...

Jal, Jangal, Zameen: The Paradox in Mumbai

Written by Stuti Pachisia Mumbai is a city of dichotomies: on one hand, it invites thousands of migrants to indulge in its rapid urbanization by virtue...