Conservation and Development

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

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....
La-Cost of Fast Fashion The Bastion

La-cost of Fast Fashion

Co-authored by Evita Rodrigues and Gopika Kumaran  The global fashion industry employs over 60 million workers and generates $2.5 trillion in revenue worldwide every year....
Cauvery The Bastion

To Live or to Let Live? River Cauvery Is Lost for Words

Co-authored by Chirag Chinnappa, Gopika Kumaran and Aishwarya Birla  Pushed to the edge, the Cauvery river is the latest to join the growing list of...
Solid Waste Management The Bastion

Who’s the Smelliest of Them All?

Written by Armaan RM  Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in India became a public and administrative grievance after the economic development and rapid urbanization that...
Species Recovery

Make the Western Ghats Green Again

Written by Shraddha Tripathi  Intense developmental activities over the last few decades have exerted tremendous pressure on India's forests, to meet the needs of the...
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...
video

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...
Environment & Human Rights

The Fundamentals of Living: Human Rights and the Environment

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan & Siddhant Sachdeva  In the wake of worsening climate change, environmental degradation, and poorly regulated industrialization, a safe, healthy, and prolonged...
Sustainable development Africa

Looking for Answers: Africa’s Search for Development

Written by Philip Deweyi Changes in power structures and economic boundaries are creating a more decentralized and interconnected world. Africa is the epitome of this...
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...