Monday, February 18Delhi Greens Blog: Greening the World, One Post at a Time!

Author: Gialome

Environmental anthropologist by training, been in the field for over 20 years. I am mainly concerned with the infrastructure and technology project impacts on people communities and their physical environment. Their adaptation and mitigation strategies, interests me, now especially in the context of climate change and CDM.

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Experiencing Delhi Art

Experiencing Delhi Art

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The public art ecology related ‘conversations’ at the 48c Public.Art.Ecology Festival, of various artists, architects, art critiques, curators of museums and others was an amazing experience. I will highly recommend that you participate in what ever way you can in this public art festival celebrating the city of Delhi. The convergence of each and every one on ‘actions that would make a difference’ is something that is very inspiring. Just being there to witness the enthusiasm, what is happening without being judgmental is fun…and you can count on me for being participant observer for it where ever I could. The ecology context within public art is related to the whole issue of Delhi aspiring to be a Global city and the balance that is demanded from Climate change consensus. Large metro
What Makes Her Green

What Makes Her Green

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Elections are over and Delhi has chosen to re-elect Ms. Sheila Dikshit and her party. She is very much a Delhi born and brought up women. She is committed to her work and her passions. Her passion for bio-diversity conservation and she has ‘200 species to plants, animals, butterflies’ in her gardens. It boasts of several rare and nearly extinct species of trees and hundreds of bats. Her government has funded project to find out why is the population of common sparrows declining. WWF promoted conservation education for government school children. But what makes her uniquely “Green” is her commitment to providing basic minimum infrastructure services to the Jhuggi Jhompdi (JJ) slums in Delhi along with her being sensitivity, empathetic and compassionate towards the poor who live there. A

Being Prepared

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November 29, 2008 Saturday 8 pm: “Operation Cyclone” as the commando operation at Taj Hotel was christened, ended in Mumbai city. The carnage caused by it took the lives of over 100 people. Only 10 terrorists could hold the entire city to ransom, destroying the two prime locations for high end business visitors. We are still dealing with the impact of it all… urban terrorism – a man made disaster. Over the last one week we have seen all the stages of coping with disaster: Anger… how dare they… was the security sleeping?... Denial – politicians blaming media, media blaming RGV… Depression/ resignation this is the way life is .... and finally cynicism - what can we do?… will set in. Blaming the victims, or the status quo, or the government, does not take us very far. Disaster preparedn