Urban Ecology

Specific focus on citizens, municipal corporations and governance in fast-growing cities; rapid diminishing of urban ecosystems and the impact of natural resources. Emphasising the environment as the pivot in urban planning.

Sparrow on a Ledge

The Case of the Missing Sparrows: What can be done?

Here’s a haunting question to ask yourself: when was the last time you saw a House Sparrow fluttering about in your balconies or even...

The Green Frontier: Sustainable Housing in India

Written by Arnab Chakraborty The conversations around climate change and greenhouse gas emissions have gained momentum in the last few years. So, let’s test your...

Jheel Ke Kinaare: Crisis in the City of Lakes (Part III)

Filmed by Kartikeya Saxena  In Part III, the final part of the Jheel Ke Kinaare series, we explore the politics of water management in Udaipur. With...

Local Solutions to Local Waste: Himachal Pradesh’s Aima Panchayat

It’s a busy intersection at Himachal Pradesh’s Palampur. In the backdrop of this town, the Himalayas stand tall adorned with the winter’s snow, and...
Udaipur City of Lakes

Jheel Ke Kinaare: Crisis in the City of Lakes (Part I)

Filmed by Kartikeya Saxena One of the most popular tourist destinations in the subcontinent, Udaipur is burdened by the ever-increasing number of hotels around the...

No Work From Home

Modi’s Janata Curfew on this Sunday was welcomed with what can only be described as rabid energy; the fake news marshalls forwarded messages about...
Mumbai India

A Dubious Affair: Examining Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project

Written by Harsh Ghildiyal  Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project was dreamt up over a decade ago. Expected to cost over ₹12,000 crore and be ready in...
truck through the highway

A Highway of Contention

Written by Arathi Menon Photographed by Abhishek N. Chinnappa Balachandra, Conservator of Forests and Field Director, Project Tiger, Bandipur, is a worried man. Close on the...

No More Segregation! The Curious State of Waste Management in Chennai

Written by Varnika Walvekar  “We have to build an andolan (movement) to induce behavioural change which was at the heart of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy”. Even...

Construction Mud Puts Settlements on the Edge of Eviction in Yamuna Khadar

New Delhi's Central Vista Redevelopment Project puts Yamuna Khadar's settlements on the edge of eviction.