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.

Swaraj Dweep is now Waste Deep: Developing Sustainable Tourism in the A&N Islands

Written and photographed by Shimul Bijoor  The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are famous for being one of the most visited tourist destinations in India and...

Monsoon Mayhem: No Rehabilitation for Evicted Residents of Himachal’s Chetru

Photographs by Yogesh Upadhyay Come June, the monsoon ventures into the subcontinent and India welcomes it with open arms. But for Najuki and her husband,...

Stories from Beggar’s Home: How the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act Of 1959 Criminalises...

To address the issue of begging in India justly, a new government vocabulary and responsibility surrounding destitution needs to be developed.

Behind the “Green” Rationale of Evictions

84,000 Indians were forced out of their homes for “ostensible environmental” reasons in 2020, but there may be more at play here than conservation measures.
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The Ecological History of Delhi’s Ridge with Thomas Crowley

Interviewed by Aarathi Ganesan; Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal. There are history books written on pretty much everything in India--be it kings, kingdoms, cultures, or even...
India Plastic

Recycling India’s Waste Woes: A Two-Pronged Solution

Written by Tanay Gokhale  Alongside a seventh of the world’s population and a fast-growing economy, India is also home to a huge waste problem. Every...

Finding Delhi’s “Encroachers”: The Lal Dora Investigation

Aside from low-income "encroachers" of common land, there are much larger players in Delhi who must also share the blame of worsening Delhi’s land scarcity.
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...
The Kavoor Sewerage Treatment Plant is located in Mangalore, India. The facility treats wastewater before releasing it safely into a nearby river or to industrial parks where it is reused.

From Waste to Water: How Recycling Wastewater Kills Many Birds with One Stone

Humanity is at a point where indiscriminate use and pollution of water has reached a tipping point. Increasing water scarcity will not only limit...

Part II: Whatever Happened to the Lutyens?

This is the second instalment of Ajitesh Bohar's graphic series 'Whatever Happened to the Lutyens?' Click here to read the other parts.  To be continued...