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POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Vedic India, Environment, Sustainable development, Budget 2019

Vedic Talk, Western Walk: How BJP-RSS actually ignore Vedic knowledge and are destroying our environment for growth

The tokenism is funny, if it weren't frightening. It's like carrying the Union Budget wrapped in a 'bahi khata', not a colonial briefcase, but arriving in a BMW to do it.

SCI-TECH

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Solar Energy, Innovation, Environment, Sustainable development

How grand challenges are driving innovation

The world needs highly energy-efficient ACs, which will also be cheap. The room AC technology has remained virtually unchanged for the past 100 years.

VARIETY

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Smog, Diwali, Delhi pollution, Environment

We are not serious about environment. Ministers skipping environment meetings must admit that

Stubble burning, smog, blame game, talk of tough measures and then a hiatus of a year. We need to break this cycle.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Avni, Man elephant conflict, Environment, Wildlife

We could not save Avni. Can we now save her cubs, please?

Despite several protests, the suspected man-eater was killed in a midnight encounter. There was no state-approved vet present.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
River, Environment, Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi

How Ganga can decide the 2019 Lok Sabha polls

For Rahul Gandhi, pledging to clean the Ganga is an opportunity to win the hearts of millions of Hindus.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Environment, Hinduism, Ganga, Irony

Durga Puja is proof our rivers are not fit to carry faith

The fact that most of our Gods are supposed to depart through the conduit of flowing rivers is laced with irony.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
National Green Tribunal, Forest Rights Act, Narendra Modi, Environment

We're yet to see PM Modi walk his environmental talk

Contrary to international appearances, the Modi government's record on ecology and pollution in India is a woeful let-down.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Environment, Rivers, Clean ganga, Fast

With GD Agarwal's passing, India has lost a mighty heart. And a bit of its own self

We must recognise GD's struggle to save the Ganga, an effort made through months of his fast that finally claimed his life. 'We too' must now redeem our soul.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Chennai Floods, Coastal erosion, Environment, Ecology

Why the coastlines in India need a Gandhi to fight for their 'swaraj'

A walk along a Chennai beach made me realise that the sea is not a resource, it is a way of life.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Environment, Forest cover, Vultures, Fiftytrees

#FiftyTrees: How people from different cities are documenting trees to protect them

A tree is so many things — a landmark, a protective cover, a canopy of memories and so much more.