Tag: Chennai

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.

Surfing Towards Community Sports Education in Kovalam

This is the second article of a three-part series on how surf schools on India’s coasts are pivoting around sports education to bolster conservation...

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...

Surfing Towards Conservation Education in Chennai

This is the first article of a three-part series on how surf schools on India's coasts are pivoting around sports education to bolster conservation...

Are Residential Welfare Associations the Missing Key in Urban Governance Models?

There are a few characteristics becoming increasingly common across Indian cities. A deluge of a couple of hours can end up flooding a city....

Education in Times of COVID: How Corporation Schools in Chennai Are...

Like every other industry, education systems across the world have come to a crashing halt in the face of COVID-19. Although the pandemic has...

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

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

No More Segregation! The Curious State of Waste Management in Chennai

Written by Varnika Walvekar  “We have to build an andolan (movement) to induce behavioural change which was at the heart of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy”. Even...

The Citizens’ Tricolour

Written by Gopika Kumaran  Public action in today's day and age need not be limited to a protest, internet campaigns or vigils. Collective public action...