Environment

Development and the Environment

Shrinking Negotiations: How the Draft EIA 2020 Is Affecting Public Consultations on Development

This article is the first of the two-part series "Shrinking Negotiations" on the draft Environment Impact Assessment 2020. Click here for Part Two: Involving...
Asha and farm

Zeroing Down on Zero Budget Farming

Authored by Vaishnavi Rathore  Asha’s husband did not believe her initially. Neither did most of her neighbours in Pichompa Kalan, Haryana. An orchard of citrus...

Drowning India: Managing Floods in the Brahmaputra Valley

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  July 17th 2019 came with a mixed bag of developments for the Northeast; the escalating waters of river Brahmaputra reached 30.36...

“It has become Acid”: Aravallis battle against Garbage Disposal and More

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore “When we were around 9 years old, we used to go to the bani, and you would not believe the kind...

No Work From Home

Modi’s Janata Curfew on this Sunday was welcomed with what can only be described as rabid energy; the fake news marshalls forwarded messages about...
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...

An Often Overlooked Contributor to Climate Change: Banks

When it comes to climate change’s enemies, there are the usual suspects: large carbon-intensive corporations, negligent governments, and of course, the climate change deniers....
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...

What Do We Really Mean By Sustainable Consumption In India?

This is the first article of a three-part series on sustainable consumption and food security in India, supported by Pristine Organics. Click here to...
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...