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.

In Southwest Delhi, Fields Have Been Underwater for the Last Two Decades

In Raota, a village in southwest Delhi, a blue wooden canoe floats. Four feet below the canoe is this year’s kharif paddy crop, now...
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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...

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,...

The Fight for Clean Air in the City of Joy

Over the years, Kolkata has celebrated Diwali and Kali Puja—which fall between October to November—with religious vigor, accompanied by the carefree bursting of fireworks....
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Out Of Breath: The Ghazipur Landfill (Part I)

Filmed by Nabina Chakraborty and Sumit Krishna Yadav. The Ghazipur landfill has been operating as a garbage dumping ground since 1984. Standing at a height...

In Her Opinion: Dr. Veena Srinivasan on the Rural and Urban Water crisis

Today, the water crisis is one of the leading causes of worry in the environment sector. Funds are diverted towards the issue, research on...
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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...

The Art of the New Wilderness

Edward Burtynsky’s astonishing photographic series China Recycling maps waste. In them,  he provides a frightening visual reminder of a civilisation – human, that is...
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Sparking a Conversation: Ethics vs. Economics in the Environment

In our next video in the 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Dr Mahesh Rangarajan discusses the relationship between development and nature. In a country like...
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Out Of Breath: The Ghazipur Landfill (Part II)

Filmed by Nabina Chakraborty and Sumit Krishna Yadav. In this second instalment of Out Of Breath: The Ghazipur Landfill. We take a look at how...