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Families Across India Ask For Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Aishwariya Jain | March 29, 2016

The extent of human activity and its resultant cost to the planet has reached dangerous levels. We have made not just our species, but all others vulnerable and exposed to the perils of our activities. Burning agricultural and other...

Violating the inviolate forests

Blog entry by Ravi Chellam | March 21, 2016

Every year, between the months of March and April, Mahan forest in Madhya Pradesh bustles with activity. People from around the forest set up makeshift camps to collect Mahua fruits - a non-timber forest produce (NTFP) that forms a...

Fukushima Crisis Must Never Repeat Again!

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | March 11, 2016

Nuclear accidents do happen, more so when the planning and regulation process is exposed to industry influence. This is exactly what happened in Fukushima. The earthquake and the tsunami were just a trigger to an already compromised...

Wildlife conservation/development? We’re telling the story wrong

Blog entry by Ravi Chellam | March 4, 2016

A version of this first appeared in Scroll . My earliest visions of forests and wildlife came straight out of comic books, inspired by the likes of Tarzan and Phantom. My first steps into a forest in the 1960s, as a young boy...

Prisoners of Our Dissent

Blog entry by Avinash Kumar | February 23, 2016

As I write this blog, five students sit at the administrative block of JNU. These are the five students who have been branded ‘anti-national’ along with JNU student union president, Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of...

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