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.

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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

Garbage, Flooding, Crocodiles and Slums: The Vishwamitri Has it All

Written by Rohan Parikh Following a dirt path covered with brambles and wild grass reveals the languid waters of the Vishwamitri River. The faint odour...
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...
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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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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...
Indian Truck Polluting

Highway to Help: India’s Trucking Predicament

Research by Aditya Vikram Written by Tanvi Mehta India’s trucking industry relies on heavy-freight trucks for 65% of its activity. While they are the most efficient...

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