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.

Sparking A Conversation: India, its Environment and the Future

In our next video in the 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan, a Professor of Environmental Studies and History, discusses the the key issues...

A Port Expansion is the Latest Threat to the Ennore-Pulicat Wetlands

No Chennai resident can possibly forget the floods of 2015. The horrors of this natural disaster that impacted more than 30 lakh families, and...

The Endless Battles of Children with Breathing Difficulties in Bengaluru

The voices of patients and caregivers ring loud and clear: worsening air quality in parts of the city is directly affecting the quality of life that our children can enjoy.

Land of Trouble

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore Photographed by Sumit K. Yadav  We were riding in an auto at around 8.30 am. In a journey of about 20 minutes,...
Central Vista Redevelopment Project

The Many Controversies of the Central Vista Redevelopment Project

Missed out on why the Central Vista Redevelopment Project has been facing huge public outrage? Here is a quick recap of the project and the many controversies that surround it.

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...

In Pedestrian-Heavy Patna, Crores are Being Invested in Road and Metro Projects Instead

There has been a phenomenal growth in the number of metro rail projects across Indian cities in the last decade, despite hard evidence that...

Paani, Bijli, Makaan: The Gaps that AAP Needs to Fill

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore | Names of all respondents have been changed to protect identity. At 9.30 every morning, Nirmal walks down from her rented...
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...

Cooling India’s Urban Poor Houses Down

Urban Poor settlements can be found in huge numbers across the country's metropolitan cities. Generally home to daily wage labourers and low-income families, these...