Environment

Development and the Environment

The Making of Increasing Tiger Attacks in the Sundarbans: Common Forest Dependencies, No Compensation,...

In February 2022, West Bengal’s Forest Department entrusted the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to look into the causes behind the surge in human-tiger conflict in the Sundarbans. The answer lies in the interplay between forest livelihoods, the pandemic, weak social security recourse post-attack, and the history of conservation in these mangroves.

Paani, Bijli, Makaan: The Gaps that AAP Needs to Fill

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore | Names of all respondents have been changed to protect identity. At 9.30 every morning, Nirmal walks down from her rented...

Inside India’s Closet: Green Accounting

Researched and written by Sourya Reddy  In 2014-15, India was the fourth largest exporter of sugar, with a share of 4.4% of the total global...

Can Isha’s ‘Cauvery Calling’ Campaign Actually Save the Cauvery?

Editor's Note: The Isha Foundation was requested to contribute to this conversation with specific details on the Cauvery Calling's funding and implementation strategy. They...

In Her Opinion: Neha Sinha on Conserving Amur Falcons in Nagaland

Even though it’s right under everyone's noses, not everyone develops a connection with the ecology surrounding them. But for Neha Sinha (NS), growing up...

Teach ‘Em Young: Appreciating Biodiversity Through Our Classrooms

There is a need to develop a language and vocabulary that communicates the essence of the natural world to young students. Citizen science interventions such as Nature Classrooms and Suttha Muttha are encouraging children to go beyond what's in their textbooks to observe, feel, and hear all that is around them.

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...

Land of Trouble

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore Photographed by Sumit K. Yadav  We were riding in an auto at around 8.30 am. In a journey of about 20 minutes,...
October 2017 bangalore/ bengaluru flooding

Crisis in Bangalore: Nature’s Wrath or Human Error?

Written by Stuti Pachisia “It only has to rain for a short while for the city to get completely submerged. This creates a lot of...
The Bastion

Weighing Priorities within India’s Coastal Contests

Co-authored by Kanishk Srinivasan and Pratik Purswani  Coastal Regulation Zones (CRZs) attempt to address the vagaries of development along India’s coastline. Before 1991, very little...