Nivedita Khandekar

OPEN TO OPINION

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

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

POLITICS

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Rise in temperatures is threatening the survival of Himalayas

Those in the plains, too, can't be complacent as these mountains are the origins of the rivers that sustain more than half of India’s population.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Air pollution is not just a Delhi problem, whole of India is running out of breath

The capital gets all the focus while other cities and towns sit smug because there is no data to show their state of ruin.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

NGT’s Amarnath Yatra decision brought confusion, not clarity

The green body could have made other changes, including restoring the previous duration of the pilgrimage.

POLITICS

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Striking at Krishna's floodplains will make proposed Andhra Pradesh capital a doomed city

Amaravati is aimed at creating high-stake infrastructure in areas that are part of the Krishna river.

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.

POLITICS

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

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

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

VARIETY

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​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.