If you thought the Commonwealth Games was constructing only on the floodplains of river Yamuna, here’s a piece of news for you. Parts of the University of Delhi have now become inaccessible to the students of the university. Spaces that saw annual hosting of events, meets and get togethers are […]
A senior journalist from a European TV channel leans forward to hear Rajendra Singh loud, at the Commonwealth Games village site (November 2007) Even as environmentalists across the city raised massive hue and cry for saving the Yamuna river and its floodplain, and even as their concern was picked by several national and […]
Reply to VC’s response, as the Sports Complex gears up for launching the Youth Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 Dear Sir, Thank you for your speedy reply. Sir, you did not solve our queries but only added to our list of issues. 1. Of course the university […]
VC’s Response to the Open Letter regarding the greens of DU’s North Campus: Thank you for your letter concerning trees and greens at the University. Your concern is important. The University has neither lost its essence nor values. Today the University has no facilities for sports. Our challenge is to create […]
Vice-Chancellor University of Delhi Delhi – 110 007 INDIA Dear Sir, Hope you are doing good and keeping well. Unfortunately, and much to the shock of many, the green cover and the ‘heritage’ trees in the university campus, about 500m from your office are not. A little over an year […]
EVEN as the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village adjacent is in full swing, members of the Jal Biradari are in no mood to quit.
A tree was chopped down at University of Delhi’s Mansarowar Hostel (Opp. Khalsa College) this Thursday. When the alert students rushed to stop the maali from doing so, they were informed – much to their shock and disgust – that the tree is being removed for the beautification of the hostel and that he had been ordered […]
Just one of the banners put up at the Siri Fort Crossing TreesForDelhi Protest A lot of students, organisations, and local residents turned up for the ‘Trees For Delhi’ Protest against the felling of as many as 500 Trees, to make way for a squash court at Siri Fort for […]
From the pages of Metro Now on World Environment Day, 2007. Update: University Environment Study Project We have collected considerable data on the ambient Environment of Delhi University’s Science Faculty (till the Ring Road ~ Project Area). The data is now being analyzed and compiled to be released in the form […]
Following is an open letter from the TreesforDelhi Action Group to the citizens of Delhi on World Environment Day. ‘TreesforDelhi’ is a coalition of a group of concerned citizens and environment NGOs, who have come forward to launch a campaign against extensive tree cutting taking place in the city. Lend a […]
What is most striking is the extent to which environmental awareness has taken root among the professionals in Delhi.
Delhi may be gearing up for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, but has lost the bid to host the 2014 Asian Games. Good or bad: No comments! Here’s the story courtesy Rediffmail.com April 17, 2007 19:07 IST New Delhi’s bid to host the 2014 Asian Games came unstuck as the Olympic […]