Environment

Development and the Environment

The Bastion

Earth Overshoot Day: Managing the Ecological Bank Balance

Co-authored by Pratheek Rebello and Pratik Purswani  Do you know that every year, you end up spending more than you earn? In fact, on the 1st...
The Bastion

Noah’s Gene Bank: New Directions for Wildlife Conservation

Written by Tanay Gokhale Researched by Avantika Bunga   Phrases such as ‘global warming’ and ‘climate change’ feature in mainstream media discourse on the daily. Environmental...
Kerala Floods The Bastion

Disaster Management in Kerala: Coming up Short and Dirty

Written by Tanay Gokhale  Researched by Ayushi Ghosh  The floods that ravaged Kerala were ruthless in their destruction. The physical damage to infrastructure is staggering; 11,000...
Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Energy: Domestic Growth Through Safeguard Duties? The Bastion

Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Energy: Domestic Growth Through Safeguard Duties?

The Indian economy is the fastest growing major economy in the world. With rapid growth comes a rapid increase in energy demands. Given the...
GMO Pears

GMOs and the EU’s Plant Politics

Written by Ishani Pant  Mutagenesis is the process by which the genetic makeup of an organism is altered either due to natural circumstances or laboratory...
India Plastic

Recycling India’s Waste Woes: A Two-Pronged Solution

Written by Tanay Gokhale  Alongside a seventh of the world’s population and a fast-growing economy, India is also home to a huge waste problem. Every...
India Prison

The Green Mile: Reintegrating India’s Inmates

Written by Aishwarya Birla Prisons are seen as repositories for those who are aberrations in society, outcasts due to their unlawful acts. The Indian criminal...
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...