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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.

Out of Breath: The Bhalswa Landfillvideo

Out of Breath: The Bhalswa Landfill

Filmed by Nabina Chakraborty  Just a few kilometres further from Delhi’s Jahangirpuri metro station lies a ‘hill’ that will leave you staring at it in...
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...
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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Jheel Ke Kinaare: Crisis in the City of Lakes (Part II)

Filmed by Kartikeya Saxena  Last month, we looked at one part of Udaipur's troubled water scenario; how Udaipur is burdened by the ever-increasing number of...
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 Bastion Dialogues: Dr. Amita Baviskar

Images from the ongoing lockdown are clear enough evidence that the experiences of city dwellers differ vastly based on their social privilege. This means...
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...

From a Bird’s-Eye View

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore | This article is the second instalment of Vaishnavi's series 'Ecology and the City', which explores how complications in urban...

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...
Beijing Air Pollution

Understanding the Economic Consequences of Air Pollution

Researched by Siddhant Sachdeva Written by Gauri Bansal The question of the environment, as a constant debate between ethics and economics, has forced people to think...