Articles by Ronak Sutaria

Ronak Sutaria is the founder of UrbanSciences – an initiative focused on building a scientifically-validated air quality monitoring network in India. He is based in Mumbai, India and can be reached at

The first ten days of November 2017 has seen a furious and unprecedented level of dialogue and mainstream-media conversation around the topic of air quality, specifically in and about the city of New Delhi. While the situation in the national capital is indeed dire, a large part of that conversation has been aided by citizens, journalists and community activism groups having access to scientifically validated real-time, hourly-updated data of the air quality levels in their neighborhoods and surrounding areas. The conversation around air quality levels for several years primarily involved scientists and researchers from leading Indian institutes and a few…

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