Here’s how poverty, political myopia and ecological degradation are inter-related
India heads to an unprecedented rural economic crisis
Mining in Jharkhand threatens locals in their own land
Reforms in India’s forest sector stuck in reverse gear
'We should identify mineral-rich sites and allow monitored mining'
Manohar Singh Rathore, Director, Centre for Environment and Development Studies, Jaipur, talks about mining in Aravallis
'The mining lobby tried to suppress our voice'
Chairperson of Tarun Bharat Sangh writes about their fight against illegal mining that started in the 1980s
Open defecation in an ODF district in Rajasthan
Here's a travelogue to four tribal villages in Rajasthan's Sirohi district, which has been declared open-defecation free; but there are barely any toilets constructed or used
Apologies for yesterday’s crimes: Spain and its Conquistadors
Mexico recently asked Spain to apologise for Hernan Cortes’ Conquista. Are apologies to the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere overdue?
How the Nanar anti-refinery protests in Maharashtra clicked
The protestors used diverse social, legal and political activism strategies and drove a hard bargain with the local politicians to convey the will of the people to the state government
Biomedical Waste Management in India: Still a looming concern
The seemingly endless stream of biomedical waste management in India has necessitated the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to amend and enforce the 'parent rules' of 2016
How democratic was the 16th Lok Sabha?
A lot of recent decisions, like Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s low attendance in Parliament to passing Constitutional Amendment Bill as a money Bill, establish the regime’s autocratic nature
World Health Day: Indian tale of unfulfilled goals
India short of five lakh doctors and the situation is worse than Vietnam
The logic of mass tree plantations
Such plantations can succeed in India only if farmers are given proper incentive and protection to grow them
The new Forest Act debate is essential
Let both forests and communities win
Monsanto's troublesome trait
Bayer is battling seed companies and farmers in several countries over royalty on Monsanto's GM seeds
Green may be the colour of the winning agenda this Lok Sabha polls
Whosoever wins General Elections 2019 must make environment as the top governance priority
Mission Shakti was supposed to make India proud. Is it doing so?
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says such events are not compatible with human space flight; increased risk to ISS by 44%
March against asbestos
Though its use is banned in most countries, the asbestos industry continues to thrive at the cost of putting millions of people at risk
Long road ahead: Odisha’s DMF funds to improve livelihood
The state has amended its DMF Rules and is also investing in projects to improve the lives of its mining-affected people; whether DMF lives up to its promised potential is yet to be seen
BS-VI in NCR: Wise move on All Fools’ Day
Starting today, as a run-up to the BS-VI emissions standards for vehicles next April, the National Capital Region will start selling cleanest petrol and diesel with sulphur content as low as 10 ppm
Is India turning into a death bed for the last remaining South Asian tigers?
If the government does not wake up now and take corrective measures; Indian forests, wildlife and biodiversity have a very slim chance of recovery
Sedition: Anti-national abuse
Most developed countries have repealed sedition laws. But India continues with this colonial law, only to help the government suffocate dissent
Sino-US trade war: Why China can’t win it
China has no future of becoming a game-changer and a lasting and trusted global leader
Wave of big data and the swaying ship of public health in India
Big data can be a game-changer, only if adequate measures for capacity building, technological advancement, data privacy, logistics and governance are put in place
Does Centre’s move to hike MGNREGA wages hold any value?
While this news might excite millions of rural workers, in reality, the workers will only be handed disappointment and pain