Environment

Development and the Environment

Mining Treasure at the Bottom of the Ocean

In 1997, an experiment was conducted in the Central Indian Ocean Basin in the middle of diverse underwater ecosystems. In a small area on...
Odd Even Rule

Bastion Shorts: Is “Odd-Even” really the answer to Delhi’s smog problem?

Delhi-NCR and most of Northern India face the recurring bane of smog and pollution every year around the months of October and November. Delhi...
industrial waste

Water Pollution Takes Over Ludhiana

Authoured by Manu Moudgil In August this year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) filed a criminal case against the mayor, commissioner and four other...

Building Sustenance

The world’s cities occupy just 2% of the land use but account for 71-76% of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions. Closer to home, India’s...
farming

ZBNF: Will One Size Fit All?

By Vaishnavi Rathore  Zero Budget Natural Farming is a fairly self-explanatory term. An alternative to conventional farming, ZBNF claims to have almost negligible investment in...
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...

Kolkata’s ‘Environmental Subsidy’ is in Danger

Written by Arnab Chakraborty  Peri-urban Kolkata, to the East of the city, is dotted with several water-bodies, farms, and stinky canals. This same site is...
truck through the highway

A Highway of Contention

Written by Arathi Menon Photographed by Abhishek N. Chinnappa Balachandra, Conservator of Forests and Field Director, Project Tiger, Bandipur, is a worried man. Close on the...
Mining Rajasthan

Not on Our Commons: Rajasthan’s Villages Fight Against Mining

Vaishnavi Rathore and Deborupa Ghosh  Since the first week of September, Pur, a town in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan has been on an indefinite protest....

Jheel Ke Kinaare: Crisis in the City of Lakes (Part III)

Filmed by Kartikeya Saxena  In Part III, the final part of the Jheel Ke Kinaare series, we explore the politics of water management in Udaipur. With...