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.

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Bastion Shorts: Is “Odd-Even” really the answer to Delhi’s smog problem?

Delhi-NCR and most of Northern India face the recurring bane of smog and pollution every year around the months of October and November. Delhi...
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Building Sustenance

The world’s cities occupy just 2% of the land use but account for 71-76% of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions. Closer to home, India’s...
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A Highway of Contention

Written by Arathi Menon Photographed by Abhishek N. Chinnappa Balachandra, Conservator of Forests and Field Director, Project Tiger, Bandipur, is a worried man. Close on the...
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Jheel Ke Kinaare: Crisis in the City of Lakes (Part III)

Filmed by Kartikeya Saxena  In Part III, the final part of the Jheel Ke Kinaare series, we explore the politics of water management in Udaipur. With...

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,...
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Episode 3: The Right Start — Beating the Single-Use Plastic Problem

Narrated by Sumit K. Yadav  While it was earlier speculated and suggested that there will be a complete ban on single-use plastics, the government has...
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Fighting for the Future: Young Voices in the Climate Change Battle

Photographed & Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  Dusshera is around the corner. In that spirit, on a sunny morning last Friday, a life size Raavan made...
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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...
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“It’s Not Our Land to Give”: Tenancy and the Yamuna Floodplain Reservoir Project

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  A herd of buffaloes crosses the muddy path, one of which decides to roll around the expanse of mud he finds...

Yamuna Floodplain Reservoir: Technically Feasible or a Grand Announcement?

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore A recent water stress index has ranked India the 46th highest risk country in the world;11 of India’s 20 largest cities...