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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 ...
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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 ...
staff pick

By Dhriti Bhattacharyya: “If the radiance of a thousand suns/were to burst into the sky/that would be like/the splendour of the Mighty One”. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the famous ...

By Divya Sahasrabuddhe: In early May, the World Health Organization released a database ranking outdoor air pollution in cities, with Delhi in first place. Now, I’ve never been to Beijing, ...
waterprivatizationstaff pick

By Preetika Bhateja: The fresh water available on this planet is enough for our human needs, but runaway global warming, unchecked toxic pollution and climate change has led to a ...
stop_it_do_something

When was the last time you hunted for a dustbin in a public space? Or wait… did this just sound blasphemous to you? Our country is perhaps the largest open ...
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By Vivek Goyal: I asked them why were they here, at this hour? They said, “You will find out soon.” We woke-up to the sound of loud knocking on our ...
Ramesh Agrawal

By Shivangi Adani: “Never under estimate the power of a common man” – a dialogue from a popular Bollywood movie, Chennai Express, holds true in the case of Ramesh Agrawal. Here’s ...
Ganga

By Deepa Gupta: This week brings the curtains down on the dramatic electoral process of the world’s largest democracy. And, as the country’s most keenly-watched, high-profile political showdown of 2014 peaks ...
ganga

By Deepa Gupta: Eight hundred and twenty five crore litres of sewage flows into the Ganga and its tributaries every day. A shameful fact given that for the 20 million ...

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