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The Narmada Andolan in the Words of Adivasi Leaders
An account of the Narmada Bachao Andolan’s activities woven from the memories of two Adivasi activists, who were in the midst of it all, provides rich insights into the movement and gives voice to…
The Constrained Imagination of the IPCC
“The 2022 IPCC Working Group III report on mitigation of climate change has little creative to offer on the critical questions of a deeply unequal international order and a disastrous structure of…
Talking Elephants into Slavery
The vocabularies used to describe temple elephants in Kerala as majestic and sacred animals erase their natural histories and the brutality of their enslavement.
Colonial Roots of the Climate Crisis
The climate crisis can only be understood by centring the role colonialism played in naturalising a violent ideology of modernity and progress.
The Social Experience of Heat: Urban Life in the Indian Anthropocene
Climate change has upset time-honed ways of coping with heat. The new way of keeping cool is impossible without dispossession, devastation, and pollution in distant regions.
Band-Aid Solutions Won't Staunch India's Power Crisis
Current short-term fixes for India's power crisis neither address rising uncertainty in the electricity system nor are aligned to a transition towards a 21st century energy system.
Ashwini K Swain
Climate Faultlines: India’s Lessons from the Glasgow COP26 Climate Negotiations
India’s engagement in Glasgow, while storied and multi-faceted, also exposed faultlines in Indian climate politics; the faultlines in framing, policy, institutions, and diplomacy need to be addressed…
Navroz K Dubash
A Looming Crisis in Fertilisers
India needs to urgently take measures to improve fertiliser availability in the short and long term. The absence of major investments since the 1990s, and now the Ukraine war and the Chinese ban on…
M.P. Sukumaran Nair
An Indian Green Deal
A Green Deal for India could successfully address the triple crisis the country is now facing: an economic slowdown, poor health services and a high carbon intensity of economic activity.
Why Feeding Monkeys is Bad for Forests
"The next time you feel the urge to feed an animal, either to pay obeisance to a deity or to help a ‘starving’ animal, please ask yourself if your action could have unintended consequences,…
Abi T. Vanak