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Development and the Environment

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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...

Surfing Towards Conservation Education in Chennai

This is the first article of a three-part series on how surf schools on India's coasts are pivoting around sports education to bolster conservation...

Dialogues: Dr. Malini Bhattacharjee on the RSS, Seva, and Relief and Development

“What can one say about the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that has not already been said before?” The RSS, perhaps the focal organisation of...

“We Have Literally Cut and Presented Our Arms to the Government”: Mandi’s Fight to...

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  The curvy highway that cuts through Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district remains a busy one, with HRTC buses passing frequently. During the...

Can a People’s Biodiversity Register Contribute to Conservation?

PBRs are an opportunity to discuss and incorporate the traditional ecological knowledge of local communities and their socio-natural relationships.

Jal, Jangal, Zameen: Adivasis Amidst Bauxite Mining in Rayagada, Odisha

Baphlimali is a small hill, hidden away in Kashipur block in Odisha’s Rayagada district. In areas surrounding the hill live the Jhodia, Paraja, Penga...

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...
yamuna floodplain

“It’s Not Our Land to Give”: Tenancy and the Yamuna Floodplain Reservoir Project

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  A herd of buffaloes crosses the muddy path, one of which decides to roll around the expanse of mud he finds...
Kartikeya Sarabhai

The Bastion Dialogues: Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Sarabhai (KS), Founder and Director of the Centre for Environmental Education (CEE), is one of the world’s leading environmental educators. A Padma Shri...
Japan Coal

From Japan, with Love

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  At first glance, Japan is a good example for countries that aim to go green. By 2030, the country plans to...