Environment

Development and the Environment

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

The global fashion industry employs over 60 million workers and generates $2.5 trillion in revenue worldwide every year. Its contribution to environmental degradation is...
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...
Himachal Pradesh

It’s Time to Take Forest Fires Seriously

Co-authored by Ishani Pant & Aishwarya Birla  Himachal Pradesh is undoubtedly having a torturous summer; with the Shimla water crisis reaching a crescendo, the state’s...
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...
Shimla Water

Shimla’s Woes: Understanding the Water Crisis

Co-authored by Ishani Pant & Aishwarya Birla The acute shortage of water in Shimla has resulted in yet another round of blame games, while affected...
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...
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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...
1024px-Mumbai_container_terminal_from_Elephanta_Island The Bastion

50 Shades of Blue (Economy)

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Aarathi Ganesan   In-Depth  For many developing countries, economic growth is facilitated by a booming manufacturing sector. Yet, in light of increasing...