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

Political will needed to effectively and efficiently conserve and manage water in India

Dr Mansee Bal Bhargava, a research entrepreneur at the Environment Design Consultants (EDC), Ahmedabad, has written an open letter on behalf of water allied researchers, educators, consultants, and enthusiasts*, titled “Water Matters: Appeal for Election 2019 Onward”. Text of the letter: This is an open letter from a group of water allied researchers, educators, consultants, enthusiasts … Continue reading Political will needed to effectively and efficiently conserve and manage water in India