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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Green memories

On how Jairam Ramesh found the middle ground of engagement on economic growth and environmental conservation. ... MORE ...

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Life among the monuments in Bhaktapur

In the past three years I have visited Bhaktapur Durbar Square, near Kathmandu in Nepal many times. Unlike many other heritage sites, this one teems with life. People work, play, pray and rest in the buildings that store centuries of Nepali history. Tourists from across the world come and experience the erstwhile royal city.

I have not travelled to Nepal since the 25th April Nepal earthquake. I share these pictures of those who live their lives among the monuments of Bhaktapur.



























Friday, May 1, 2015

Zebra crossings and climate change

Walking across a road scares me in Chennai. And this has an impact on climate change. ... MORE ...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For a green GST

With the GST being finalised, this is a good time to include eco-taxes and eco-subsidies. ... MORE ...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

More gene banks can help cope with climate change

Stored in gene banks or in farmers' fields, the seeds that hold the genes for agricultural diversity could protect us from starvation as the climate changes. ...MORE ....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Water bodies, urban waste and greenhouse gas emissions

Public posturing and lack of end-to-end planning is resulting in slow death for the water bodies in Kerala ... MORE ... 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Framing news on the environment

How does the Indian media frame environment and sustainability? ... MORE ...

Friday, November 28, 2014

New emissions target

Will the emission cuts announced by the EC and the US, and the 2030 peaking by China help hold the temperature increase to less than 2 degrees C by 2100? ... MORE ...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Missing the point

This book could have taken the risk assessment discussion to the next level ... MORE ...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Climate change and insurance

When cyclones like Hud Hud hit India, we are poorly covered by insurance to deal with it. ... MORE ...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Impact of migration on Himalayan communities

Migration for employment is an unequal process. Within this reality, migrating communities continue to find social space that allows them to have one foot in the destination country even while keeping the other in their homeland. ... MORE ...

Clearance mela

With development high on its agenda, the BJP Government is pushing through environmental clearances in order to remove all perceived bottlenecks that hinder growth. ... MORE ...

Organic farming and corporates

The entry of big business the organic farming movement's raison d'etre - to counter the corporatisation of agricultural practices. ... MORE ...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What makes SEZs controversial?

It is a good idea to publish books around the time of national elections. They catch readers’ attention. Especially so during the recent fiercely fought national elections when many topical titles appeared on the bookshelves in the past months. ...MORE ...

Monday, June 16, 2014

Air of uncertainty

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will not have to worry about pressures from alliance
partners. But one does not know how much space he is willing to carve out for himself and how much space the government is likely to give him. ... MORE ...