Tag: Environmental Democracy

Dissent and Solidarities: Analysing Free Speech for Environmental Activists

This is not the first time that this government has tried to muzzle free speech under the guise of applying "reasonable restrictions". What's more,...

Displaced by a National Park in 1999, the Mising Community Continue...

“And this time, come what may, we have decided not to end the protest until we have been completely rehabilitated to a safe, liveable,...

On Writing Ground Stories from Home

I move between worlds. Anybody who reads, watches movies, or writes, would know what I mean. Physically, you’d be occupying the space around you,...

Is Goa Losing its Forests for Coal?

In 2011, ecologist Madhav Gadgil chaired the  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) which submitted a report wherein all of the Western Ghats was...

Environment as a Journalism Beat, In Post-Independence India

There is a photograph from 1973, that I consider to be an iconic image. Taken in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal, it depicts four women, facing the...

Brazilian Gold has an Environmentally Hazardous Supply Chain, and India is...

Pico da Neblina, or the “Mist Peak”, is Brazil’s highest mountain peak. For the Yanomami—South America’s largest “relatively isolated tribe” who live within the...

What’s wrong with the EIA 2020?

Research by Charith Reddy & Isha Malaviya Edited & Presented by Sumit Krishna Yadav The draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 has garnered a host...

Our Radio, Our Voices: Bundelkhand’s Community Radio offers Climate Solutions

On 25 March, as a preventive step to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, India was put under a complete lockdown. As inter-state public...

Involving Local Participation: What the EIA 2020 Could Have Done

Part 1 of "Shrinking Negotiations" gave us a snapshot of a glaring gap in the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification. If passed,...

Why Democracy May Not Save India From the Climate Crisis

Authored by Shantanu Kishwar Given the apocalyptic atmosphere that grips Delhi as toxic smog descends over the city every winter, it is unsurprising that pollution...