In Denial: Betrayals of the Earth

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Jeffrey Gettleman, Pankaj Sekhsaria and Prerna Singh Bindra in conversation with Amita Baviskar By Hemal Thakker, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger Imagine a world where people die because of poisonous air, polluted water and chemical laden food. This grim picture might seem straight out of a science fiction movie, but because of climate change,… Read more »

Swachh Bharat: Taking Responsibility for Change

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Angela Saini, Gurcharan Das, Hema Maira, Jeffrey Gettleman, and Uday Mahurkar in conversation with Jyoti Malhotra   By Bhavika Bhuwalka, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger   The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or the Clean India Mission was launched by the central government of India in 2014 in a bid to make the country a cleaner… Read more »

Environment

Devendra Upadhyay

There is no such thing as nature – we are nature. Does talking about ‘the environment’ create an unhelpful distinction between people and planet? “पर्यावरण हर वह चीज़ है जो मैं नहीं हूँ” । महान वैज्ञानिक अल्बर्ट आइंस्टीन ने जब ये कहा था तो उस वक़्त उनका पर्याय शायद ये था कि मनुष्य व प्रकृति… Read more »

Eco-centrism over Ego-centrism: The Mahatma’s Motto

Hemal Thakker

Mahatma Gandhi, a timeless leader who paved way for a revolution, which rattled an empire by the way of truth and humility. His life inspired the foundation of the Indian republic and his teachings transgress the spatio-temporal realms. In this age of rapid industrialization, environmental pollution and degradation, what can we learn from the Mahatma?… Read more »

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Archita Mittra (3)

we burn bleed sing drown dream as ourselves as others as victims as martyrs as enemies sometimes as trees we breathe poison & call it love or some silly pretext talk about our hearts as if they exist outside us without us in neat sterilized packets hanging like fruits we talk about our homes as… Read more »

Environment

Anju Chandna

When Charles Darwin coined the theory of evolution little did he know that in times to come this adage would come back to haunt the human race. ‘Survival of the fittest’ was the cornerstone of his theory. And we were the fittest and the most intelligent species of the lot, with a scientific theory up… Read more »