Mandatory segregation? Great idea, but how can we implement it?
by Meenakshi Ramesh on September 15, 2017 at 4:19 am
The reported move of the GCC to make segregation at source mandatory is music to the ears of many waste champions in the city, but they know that a lot more needs to be done to make the mission a success on a city-wide scale. » […]
The story of a Gurgaon community that has kept 50000 kilos of waste away from the landfill
by Monika Khanna Gulati on September 13, 2017 at 8:33 am
In just nine months, waste segregation by residents of the gated Nirvana Country community has achieved the above, and yielded five tons of compost. What does it really take to go green? » […]
There’s a jackal out there in the heart of Chennai, did you know?
by Balaji Pattabiraman on September 12, 2017 at 5:26 am
400 acres of pure green and 300 species of fauna is what the Adyar Eco Park will treat you to. But it’s more than just another biodiversity hot spot, it’s a tale of what well-spent public funds and hard work can achieve. » […]
Clear and present danger: What’s the future of Bengaluru’s rejuvenated lakes
by Kennedy Wirth on September 8, 2017 at 6:13 am
Rejuvenating a lake is a tough task. But the real work lies after the revival. Maintaining that the lake stays clean and clear of sewage and encroachment is a continuous task that requires funds and people. What would be the future of these lakes? » […]
The man who introduced Chennai to waste segregation, much before anyone else
by Akshatha M on September 8, 2017 at 6:03 am
Long before Indian cities began to talk about segregation and composting, Chennai as a city had successfully experimented with it, thanks to the unique Exnora initiative. But how did the movement wane? Akshatha M chats with M B Nirmal, the visionary founder of Exnora. » […]
When Gurugram citizens took charge of cleaning a stormwater drain
by Latika Thukral on September 6, 2017 at 8:58 am
Solving many of our everyday civic issues does not involve rocket science; all it takes is for citizens and administration to work together, as the successful cleaning of this Gurgaon stormwater drain shows. » […]
Communities take command of lake cleanups in Bengaluru
by Kennedy Wirth on September 1, 2017 at 3:42 am
Groups of people work with the local corporators, to manually clean the lake every weekend. What else is happening, in Bengaluru's lake rejuvenation scene? » […]
How Bengaluru’s lakes got a second chance at life
by Kennedy Wirth on August 31, 2017 at 6:07 am
From being a water network to becoming sewage basins of Bengaluru, lakes have an interesting history. But lakes still matter to this city, because they help in groundwater recharge. The story of rejuvenating Bengaluru's lakes is an inspiring one. » […]
Snapshots from IIT Madras, beyond the academics!
by Varun Jain on August 29, 2017 at 5:14 am
A scholar at IIT Madras captures through his lens the magical campus ecosystem that often goes unnoticed while thousands toil away within the concrete walls of its academic departments. » […]
How will Chennai cope if the water crisis continues?
by Akshatha M on August 28, 2017 at 9:14 am
Chennai has just about survived the scantiest north-east monsoon in 140 years, and the worst-ever water situation in the last 14 years. Akshatha M finds out about the CMWSSB’s contingency plans for the coming season. » […]
Three stories prove Bengaluru’s water woes can be solved
by Kennedy Wirth on August 22, 2017 at 5:17 am
Three communities in Bengaluru are proving that sustainable water management in urban India is possible. They have eliminated borewells and tankers from the equation! » […]
Educated lead the way in littering Lalbagh
by Hema Mahesh on August 21, 2017 at 5:45 am
People abuse the famous park at the heart of Bengaluru, by throwing litter. Why this negligence towards our own public assets? » […]
Who killed Priya?
by Manju George on August 16, 2017 at 8:39 am
A 13-year-old died in a park in MEG Layout, after a loose play equipment fell on her head. Who is to blame? » […]