Nivedita Khandekar

OPEN TO OPINION

The author is an independent journalist based in Delhi. She writes on environmental, developmental and social issues.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

How to rid India of terrifying pollution once and for all

Only sustained all-round action considering every minor detail will ensure compliance for improved air quality.

Nivedita Khandekar
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POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why India must push for a water-sharing agreement with China

Urging Beijing to ensure interests of downstream riparian states is not enough.

Nivedita Khandekar
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POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Durga and Ganesha idol immersions are poisoning India's rivers and lakes

Our traditional festival celebrations were once in sync with nature, reinforcing the eco-friendly practices.

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POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Politics of development over Sardar Sarovar Dam has put environmental concerns in the back seat

Raising the dam height without completing the rehabilitation and resettlement procedures has clearly shown the government’s intent.

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VARIETY

 |   8-minute read

​Mumbai floods is a stark reminder of how civic apathy leads to nature’s fury

Deluges in urban spaces are here to stay - till we mend our ways and make way for water.

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POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

How our footprints are exhausting Earth's budget

On the Earth Overshoot Day, it is time to pause and ask: are we, the humans, living within the means of our planet?

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POLITICS

 |   13-minute read

Can Modi government's crop insurance scheme really prevent farmer suicides?

The much-touted Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is not helping the poor and dying farmers even as it's proving to be a huge drain on the exchequer.

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VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

How our tourist visits to Ladakh are harming the region

Tourists must ensure that they do not add to the exploitation of scarce resources, especially water, available to the local community.

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POLITICS

 |   15-minute read

How the disastrous Ken-Betwa link project endangers India's tigers, rivers and mountains

Has the Centre considered all options before deciding to spend such copious amounts on a river-linking project that environmentalists have termed an ecological disaster?

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POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Hype over Dhola-Sadiya - India's longest - bridge in Assam needs toning down

My hunch is that this bridge will benefit the corporates and non-Arunachalis more than the Army and people at the northern end.

Nivedita Khandekar
@nivedita_Him