Ex-Assistant Editor at Down To Earth
Goa: can it strike a balance between environment and development?
Promoting eco-friendly tourism and reviving mining without harming environment are major challenges
Uttarakhand: as problems pile up, youths see wisdom in migration
The ecologically-sensitive state is crying for government interventions on several fronts
Uttar Pradesh: drought of solutions to a flood of challenges
Poor health infrastructure, energy poverty and agrarian crisis are jostling each other to garner attention of new government
Who will salvage Punjab from pesticides, drugs and cancer?
The success story of Green Revolution turned into a harrowing reality with land and water contamination showing a trickle-down effect on economy …
Real or fictional, these women are heroines of all time
From the spirited Bathsheba to Mandakini Amte, from unrecognised midwives and unsung domestic labourers to fearless tribal activist Sumani Jogdi, …
How is Coke-Pepsi boycott in Tamil Nadu linked to concern over groundwater depletion?
Expert finds faults in water-neutrality claim by beverage companies, calls for addressing the issue of excess water usage in their plants
We must explore India’s forgotten recipes, switch to good food culture: experts
In an era of convenience food and TV dinner, it’s a challenge to rediscover our traditional foods
Policies must be aimed at building capacity of soils, not promoting agrochemicals: experts
Scientists and practitioners deliberate on how to reverse soil degradation by taking cognizance of principal causes and policy gaps
Chennai’s soil, Delhi’s air most contaminated due to high PCB concentration: study
Informal recycling of e-waste, open burning of solid waste, combustion of coal and ship-breaking activities cause PCB contamination
After long denial, Haryana recognises Najafgarh lake as water body
The NGT has now directed Delhi government to take appropriate steps in accordance with law for revival of the lake
Bellandur Lake: a story of toxic froth and fire
Bengaluru’s failure in managing solid waste and lack of a sewage management plan explain repeated incidents of Bellandur lake catching fire
Bengaluru's largest lake catches fire yet again; waste burning, untreated sewage to be blamed
Locals have time and again approached the civic authority to stop the discharge of chemicals and other toxic substances from factories and …
Oceans are fast losing oxygen, putting marine habitat at greater risk
Decreasing oxygen level increases stress on marine life even as it faces the impact of rising temperatures and ocean acidification
Village women clean only freshwater lake in Odisha, revive tourism
About 30 women from Malabiharpur village cleared weeds from Ansupa lake and created a source of sustainable income by reviving boating facility
Down To Earth makes debut at Jaipur Literature Festival 2017
Down To Earth released its annual report on India's State of Environment 2017 at Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. It was followed by a riveting …
Trump must confront climate challenge, but will he?
People in the US must turn up the heat on Donald Trump so that he doesn’t water down Obama's environmental agenda
What could have turned yellow fever outbreak into a global disaster?
Fast spread of yellow fever and lack of steady supply of vaccine had put WHO and global aid agencies in a spot
Warring over water
While issues like Cauvery water sharing and Indus Treaty figured prominently in 2016, other inter-state water conflicts could be on the anvil as …
In a Trump world, can Africa be great again?
Africa was a policy priority for previous three administrations—Clinton, Bush and Obama. But can US contribute to Africa’s growth …
J Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu's beloved Amma
The “Iron Lady of Tamil Nadu” has managed to leave a state that is among India’s top five in social and economic indicators
The march of isolationism
Is Donald Trump's victory a win for anti-free-market forces? Is it the death knell for capitalism and globalisation?
Finding a way through prolonged haze and policy maze
As cities around the world saw smog-ridden days and unabated carbon emission in 2016, Down To Earth looks into the scale of problem and solutions …
Can digital villages inspire transition to cashless economy?
The success of e-infrastructure in a village depends on the physical infrastructure and other socio-economic indicators
The dirty truth
On the occasion of the World Toilet Day, we present some stark truths about sanitation challenges in India, including the progress report of the …
Mr Trump, please don’t set a bad precedent
Despite the signs of climate change, Donald Trump administration can derail the modest progress that the US has made towards tackling it