Articles on environment, largely focussed on India, published on
The India Forum
The Need to Reinvent and Adapt the Work of Patrick Geddes
A new study of Patrick Geddes’ work in in India underlines the urban planner’s continued relevance to contemporary issues. But we have to ask ourselves why Geddes’s ideas have failed to gain traction…
A. G. Krishna Menon
Why We Must Think of ‘Post-Growth’
What is post-growth thinking and how is it different from the growth-centric thinking that is dominant today? A discussion of some principles of post-growth approaches to the economy, including of…
Rajeswari S. Raina
What will an El Niño bring next to India?
El Niños are becoming stronger. The collective impacts of these changes on agricultural production can compromise food and water security in india. We need to dissect how escalating extreme weather…
Roxy Mathew Koll
The Reincarnation of Millets: From Derided to Divine
The millets revival in India caters to the biases of urban and well-off consumers. The promised benefits to marginalised communities have been unrealised.
How prepared is India for heat waves?
Aditya Valiathan Pillai, Associate Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, speaks in this podcacst about about how heat action plans help deal with heat waves; Aditya is one of the authors of the…
How India’s First Conservation Success Came to Be
India’s first conservation success - the rhino in Kaziranga - came from sustained measures by Assam’s political class and by accommodating rural rights. In the 1970s, such models gave way to more…
Caution Needed in Developing Lithium Deposits in Jammu and Kashmir
Proving India’s lithium deposits would be a boost in the arm for the country’s ambitious net-zero-emissions plans. But lithium mining could itself contribute to ecological degradation.
Ajmal Khan A.T.
Tiger-Charmers of the Sundarbans
The tiger-charmers of the Sundarbans have been seen by forest guards and scientists as unscrupulous. But the islanders argue that tiger-charmers are able to better communicate between human and…
Joshimath: An Avoidable Disaster
Joshimath has been sinking slowly for years due to various reasons, but the recent accelerated sinking may be due to the execution of major projects. Little has ever been done to mitigate the causes…
How wildlife conservation ends up penalising adivasis/tribals
Indigenous people play an important role in protecting the environment. Contrarily in India, tribals are being jailed and are being harassed says the report "Wildlife Policing". Host,…