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COVID-19 Pandemic Reaffirms the Importance of Right to Clean Air and Water for Indians

Data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic in the Indian context is intimately linked to the differential access to clean air and water, particularly in urban centres.

Swachh Survekshan 2020: India’s Annual Cleanliness Survey Fails to Capture Complex Realities

Once again, the Modi government's flagship national cleanliness survey has glossed over intricacies of cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene in India.

Baghjan Blowout: Victims Worried About Contamination, Coronavirus, and Their Future

As a botched-up oil well continues to burn in Upper Assam's Baghjan, two university scholars providing relief to the displaced discover a barren landscape of hopelessness, apathy and anxiety.

Sentimentality Around Animal Suffering Arises out of Notions of Human Supremacy

Modern animal welfarism is linked to the idea that humans are superior and have the right of guardianship over other species.

“Never Expected Such an Incident”: Locals Displaced and Distraught as Baghjan Oil Well Burns

The Baghjan blowout in Upper Assam has displaced thousands who have lost their homes, farmlands and livestock. They are scared, angry and often, hopeless.

A Disastrous Oil Spill in Upper Assam’s Baghjan Threatens Local Ecology and Public Health

A toxic spill from an Oil India Limited drilling site in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district may cause irreparable damage to local flora, fauna, human life and livelihoods.

Etalin Hydropower Project: High-Voltage Hydropolitics Returns to Arunachal Pradesh

Fresh controversy over a proposed mega dam project in Arunachal Pradesh is a reminder of the many complexities of the neoliberal development regime in frontier regions.

19 Student Organisations Demand “Complete Reversal of Extractive Projects” in Forests of Assam and...

Joint statement against three project sites in the eco-sensitive forestlands of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Coal Mining in Dehing Patkai: The ‘Amazon of the East’ Must Be Saved at...

India's National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) recently approved coal mining in an area very close to the ecologically-sensitive and biodiverse Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary in Upper Assam.

Cyclone Amphan Torpedoes West Bengal and Bangladesh, At Least 88 Dead

The Bay of Bengal region just witnessed one of its fiercest cyclones in recent memory.