Articles on environment, largely focussed on India, published on
The India Forum
Climate Damage: Who Pays and How
With the world in financial and economic flux, the spectre of climate finance will continue to unsettle the balance between shared responsibilities and increasingly divergent capacities to make the…
Counting Tigers, Discounting Victims of Tiger Attacks
When people die in tiger attacks in the Sundarbans, the humane response would be to compensate their families. Instead, we see an opaque bureaucracy splitting hairs to deny justice to some of the…
Mammoths in Musth
The phenomenon of musth, first systematically observed and recorded in ancient India, is now a thread running through a deep history of elephants.
Thomas R. Trautmann
The Green Revolution is a Warning, not a Blueprint for Feeding a Hungry Planet
It is doubtful that the Green Revolution produced any more food than would have been produced anyway. What increased dramatically was dependence on imported fertiliser.
Glenn Davis Stone
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…