Water cannons and cannonisation of the governance of protest

By Mansee Bal Bhargava* The current farmers protest in India is inching towards the first anniversary mark pertaining to the several issues identified by the farmers on the enactment of three new farm bills as Farms Acts on September 27, 2020. As a tribute, this article is about a lesser talked subject in the protests: … Continue reading Water cannons and cannonisation of the governance of protest

Observations by sustainable architecture students on Rajpath-Central Vista Avenue project

Open Letter on Heritage & Community Perspectives on (Rajpath) Central Vista Avenue, New Delhi, to the Central Public Works Department, CPWD, New Delhi: Observations and Suggestions from master students of Sustainable Architecture (Heritage and Community Perspectives) at Central University of Rajasthan, with course coordinator Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava on the proposed Re/development of (Rajpath) Central … Continue reading Observations by sustainable architecture students on Rajpath-Central Vista Avenue project

CII’s water summit: Lack of women representation reflects on patriarchal mindset

Open letter on missing women in the 2020 CII-International Water Innovation Summit “For a Shared Water Future”, addressed to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti and other organizing partners with observations and suggestions from the students of TERI-School of Advanced Studies with a teacher and few others: We learn from … Continue reading CII’s water summit: Lack of women representation reflects on patriarchal mindset

Bihar flood with coming rains and continued COVID-19 pandemic

By Asif Shahab,Suchita Jain and Dr Mansee Bal Bhargava[1] At SaciWATERs Hyderabad, we are doing a project in Bihar on ‘Civil Society voices, vulnerable communities and localized platforms for addressing water quality challenges’ funded by European Union Project since January 2018. We took a dig into the current flood situation of Bihar since it is … Continue reading Bihar flood with coming rains and continued COVID-19 pandemic

Life in vertical buildings in the Covid-lockdown times and otherwise is not good for sure

By Mansee Bal Bhargava, Sherayu Wadekar* The impact of lockdown-affected is underrated currently amidst the world continuing (rightly so) with the Covid affected. Covid and lockdown are interrelated, their effects too are interdependent over time and space. Although there is right now no such thing like the Worldometers for lockdown, like the one for Covid, … Continue reading Life in vertical buildings in the Covid-lockdown times and otherwise is not good for sure

Would Niti Ayog position for chief economist welcome woman leadership?

Prof Mansee Bal Bhargava, entrepreneur, researcher and educator, who is with the SaciWATERS, Hyderabad, and is Environmental Design Consultant, Ahmedabad, has written an open letter to Niti Ayog and PMO insisting, “We need a chief strategist and not chief economist for the ‘Niti’ Ayog in its true meaning and to realign India’s growth”: I’m writing … Continue reading Would Niti Ayog position for chief economist welcome woman leadership?

Future of environment with future generation: Open letter to MoEFCC

Open letter by Prof Mansee Bal Bhargava1 to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of Government of India, along with Farmer-Entrepreneur, Vivek Shah and Young Thinkers led by Gautamee Baviskar and Kruti Desai: This is an open letter for the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of Government … Continue reading Future of environment with future generation: Open letter to MoEFCC