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Tea India

By Debanjana Choudhuri: Life is busy as hell! My day starts at 7 AM (which by many is a late start), but for me, it’s quite an early start, because ...
On a rainy September day, locals living atop some of India’s richest coal seams in central Odisha make their way to a public hearing about a coal mine planned on their lands

By Chitrangada Choudhury: Chhendipada (Odisha): It was just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 4 when the first marchers–men, women, youth, children–streamed down the street, into view. Oriya and English ...
sustainable development

By Vivek D’souza: The United Nations had its final Open Working Group (OWG) sessions on Sustainable Development from 14 — 18 July 2014, where member states, UN agencies and civil society ...
environment clearance

By Kabir Arora: It is highly recommended that the new government change the name of “Ministry of Environment and Forest” to “Ministry of Environment and Forest Clearances”. The interview of ...
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By Mayank Jain: UPDATED: 12th September, 2014 “No helplines are working, I am struggling to enquire about the wellbeing of my family as they are stranded somewhere. The water is ...
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By Pooja Parvati: It’s circa 2029: In an ongoing online symposium titled, “Sustainable Development as if People Mattered”, anguished voices post voice messages on revisiting the model of development that ...
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By Mayank Jain: We never forget to put pictures of our Starbucks coffee on Instagram, but how often do we remember to throw the cups in the bin? There’s trash ...
waste pickers

By Kabir Arora: Informal economy! I’m not sure whether any of the readers have had heard the term ‘informal economy’ ever before. As far as I know, the term is ...
Children in Dharnai Village. Photo Credit: Vivek M

By Ruhie Kumar: What does the word independence mean to you? Is it about living in a sovereign state where the national government can make decisions for national interest? How does ...
flamingos

By Kanika Katyal: A hurried, thoughtless and preposterous decision from the Modi government has once again put all the promises of progress to doubt. While there have been no signs ...
Dharnaistaff pick

By Krishangi Singh: “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.” – Thomas A. Edison A century has passed by since this idea came into being, ...
mahan forest

By Kayonaaz Kalyanwala: Mahan in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli district, has become another front in the battle waging between the desire for economic growth and that to conserve forests and indigenous ...
Raju being served fruits by WSOS co-founder, Kartick Satyanarayan

By Nishant Chhinkwani: “Raju has got a lot of wounds on his hind legs from the spikes on the chains he used to wear. There are a lot of wounds ...
Uttarakhand

By Devadutta Bhattacharjee: A year ago in June, calamity had struck in Uttarakhand when landslides combined with flash floods wrecked the state. Pilgrims to Kedarnath and Badrinath didn’t have the slightest ...
earth-day

By Ashni Dhaor: A circular dated 1st February, 2005 by CBSE addressed to all schools states: “…the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has directed all educational agencies in the country ...
Greenpeace

By Ali Abbas: India is experiencing a new wind of change. Development seems to be the word of the moment. Many people are in the illusion that PM Modi will wave ...
Arun Krishnamurthy, pictured during the clean-up of Lake Kilkattalai, is determined that India’s urban lakes will not disappear through neglect. Chennai, India, 2012

By Mayank Jain: This post is part of a series of content focusing on covering inspiring work of Indian youth, brought by Youth Ki Awaaz in collaboration with Potentiaa A ...
New Delhi, India: Greenpeace activists dressed as animals hold placards

By Mayank Jain: Once upon a time, there was allocation of coal blocks in the largest democracy of the world. The mining was supposed to be allowed on the basis ...
Tiger

By IndiaSpend Team: The tiger population in India has been in the spotlight for various reasons. On World Environment Day, we looked at the trend of the tiger population. And the ...
air pollution

By Mayank Jain: “The new government doesn’t believe in environment versus development,” the newly appointed Minister for Environment with additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar clarified ...
environment

By Medha Roy Chowdhury: Amidst rising questions of whether or not Indian politics and politicians shall wake up to the severity of environmental restoration, the sorry state of the nation is ...
antarctica

By Akshay Thakre: Antarctica is the southernmost continent in the world and the only one which is uninhabited. It’s a frozen landmass which is covered by 98% of ice that ...

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