End vendetta politics towards Harsh Mander and the Centre for Equity Studies

Civil Society statement for Harsh Mander/Centre for Equity Studies: Stop vendetta politics against civil society and persecution of citizens associated with civil society: One of the most disturbing trends in India in the recent years, along with the decline in Constitutional values and shrinking space for civil society, is the demonisation and persecution of activists … Continue reading End vendetta politics towards Harsh Mander and the Centre for Equity Studies

Climate change, dams, roads worsened Himalayan flood impact manifold

Left: Undisturbed snow and ice on Jan 20, 2021 at original point; right: Origin point, direction of slide, and debris on Feb 21, 2021. Source: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) By Joydeep Gupta* The February … Continue reading Climate change, dams, roads worsened Himalayan flood impact manifold

Cycling Culture: Towards reharmonising human habitats with natural ecosystems

By Chandra Vikash Is this #TheGreatReset and a new world order that human society most urgently needs? Bicycle Tracks (or bike lanes) are signages of Car Culture. Most people including avid cycling enthusiasts and cycling/NMT (non motoring transport) advocates fail to see that. The reasons are not very difficult to see. They are either misled … Continue reading Cycling Culture: Towards reharmonising human habitats with natural ecosystems

India’s needs create a holistic mitigation plan to achieve 2030 climate targets

By Simi Mehta, Ritika Gupta, Manoswini Sarkar Climate change is one of the most pressing issues that the world is collectively facing at the moment. It is contended that strengthening the global response is pertinent to combat the threat of climate change.1 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted in 1992 that … Continue reading India’s needs create a holistic mitigation plan to achieve 2030 climate targets

Mistakes made in H1N1 epidemic are being repeated in COVID epidemic

An international alert message about COVID-19 by United Health Professionals to President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan: We are health professionals of the international collective United Health Professionals, composed of more than 1,500 members (including professors of medicine, intensive care physicians and infectious disease specialists) from different countries … Continue reading Mistakes made in H1N1 epidemic are being repeated in COVID epidemic

Is there a North-South Divide in Gender Equality in India?

By Jeemol Unni* Ahmedabad University organized an interesting online conversation on the gender differences in the North, South, East and West India (February 10, 2021). Alice Evans, King’s College, was in conversation with Jeemol Unni, Ahmedabad University. Listen to the conversation here. The starting point was Alice Evans’ blog on ‘Why are North and South … Continue reading Is there a North-South Divide in Gender Equality in India?

Call to ensure Constitutional right to dignified housing for migrant workers

National Alliance of People’s Movement’s (NAPM’s) solidarity statement in favour of the migrant labourers of Ahmedabad demanding basic living facilities:  The past year has exposed the dire situation of migrant workers across India, who continue to work in precarious conditions. On 15th February, 2021, almost 1000 migrant labourers, members of the labour union Majur Adhikar Manch, … Continue reading Call to ensure Constitutional right to dignified housing for migrant workers