The house sparrow declined in urban India in the last two decades; however, conservation efforts might have just stopped its journey to extinction
10 interventions government must make to protect forest rights
The new Patanjali of yoga
Who will provide water security to Chennai?
What Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 should be like?
While the mission got people talking about sanitation and cleanliness, its implementation needs a lot of work
After Cape Town, is Sydney heading for a date with Day Zero?
From June 1, 2019, the Australian megapolis will face water cuts again after nearly a decade as levels in its dams are just over 50 per cent
Norwegian Embassy: A case of treading lighter on nature’s resources
A combination of low-capital initiatives by the management, maintenance policies and a clear vision that have made the Norwegian Embassy into a good learning specimen
Is green menstruation possible?
One sanitary pad could take 500 to 800 years to decompose as the plastic used is non-biodegradable and can lead to health and environmental hazards
Secret tales of polling and counting booths: How our democracy works
Spending a day in a polling booth and another 24 hours in a counting centre served as eye-openers on the way Indian democracy works and the little dark patches behind a well-knit system
My plastic marine litter or yours?
The issue of marine plastic litter warrants bold new answers and strong action and urgent measures if we want to save our planet (and ourselves)
Menstrual Hygiene Day: If healthy women have problems, what about the differently-abled?
The issue of the ever-increasing challenges the deaf and mute, blind, physically handicapped and mentally challenged women and girls undergo is hardly discussed
Menstrual Hygiene Day: It’s time for action
We must make the menstruation narrative about girls and women instead of pads and pad men
Enact a special act for protecting India’s natural pharmacy
The country’s medicinal plants, which are used in a number of alternative systems of medicine, are in danger of becoming extinct due to ignorance and over-exploitation
Can India afford online food orders and takeaways?
The mineral water bottles we order, packaged food we buy and disposable cutlery we use are choking our planet. So let’s practice a few greener ways of living suggested here
Will Indian cities again drown this monsoon?
Even moderate rainfall can lead to major flooding in well-planned urban areas despite the presence of storm water drainage system
Delhi's Karol Bagh: On-street democracy for cleaner air
Pedestrian only street in Karol Bagh proves why urban renewal is needed for clean air and sustainability
Has the Great Indian Bustard just been subjected to a biblical blunder?
The administration in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, the last stronghold of the bird, has sprayed pesticides in the area where it is found, to kill locusts
See SDGs as a policy framework, not as a document
To start work, the Sustainable Development Goals first need to be popularised by the new government
Let people-centric natural resource governance be the new regime’s agenda
India must strengthen the mechanisms of natural resource management that is people-centric and sustainable to ensure economic and social stability
It's not just jobs, but good jobs that the unemployed need
People don’t just want jobs, but good ones that are stable, are in the formal-sector, have safe working conditions, collective bargaining rights and regulations against arbitrary dismissal
Government must prioritise on conserving water
Our river systems are suffering badly from water scarcity and non-point source pollution
Agrarian crisis one of the biggest challenges for new govt
Sustainability, more than anything else is agriculture’s biggest challenge. Whoever can manage water can claim to be Indian agriculture’s saviour
Is waste on the govt’s mind?
The new government will need to prioritise this in the coming years, otherwise we will run out of resources, poison our environment and have landfills all around
Electing India’s health transformation
The new government must convene a meeting of central and state health ministers annually, to build consensus across the political spectrum and accelerate action on an agreed agenda
New government must work to improve health infrastructure
India’s GDP for health is less than 1.5 per cent and is one of the lowest in the world