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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....

Of Governance and Garbage

Written by Ahan Bezbaroa  With rousing revelations, such as the IPCC’s recent Special Report that identified 1.5 degrees Celsius as the limit to which the...
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...

Drowning India: Managing Floods in the Brahmaputra Valley

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  July 17th 2019 came with a mixed bag of developments for the Northeast; the escalating waters of river Brahmaputra reached 30.36...

The Shore Scene: PM-MSY’s Fisheries Development Promises Anything But Sabka Vikas

In a 2015 address delivered in Mauritius, Prime Minister Narendra Modi indulged in some curious historical revisionism worth considering today. “To me the blue...
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Out Of Breath: The Okhla Landfill

Filmed by Nabina Chakraborty and Ohida Khandahar For years, residents of and around Delhi have witnessed mountains of waste popping up in different pockets...

Shared Atmosphere, Equal Responsibility? Enter, Climate Debt

One of the greatest scientific discoveries was made in the 1700s. It was the realization that coal could be used to turn water into...

Blood on India’s Sand Trail: Part II

Written by Sourya Reddy Updated on 09/09/18  India uses an estimated 450 million cubic meters of concrete annually. On average, one tonne of concrete is used...
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...

Coal Mining in India: Enter, the Private Sector

Featured photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash. Something big is going down in India's coal sector. The Central government, through The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 laid...