Any Land of the Gods is supposed to be safe, peaceful, beautiful, natural and calm. In reality, the exact opposite is happening.
We hope the discussions of the Conference will soon transform into action so as to prevent disasters and promote inclusive and sustainable development.
Natural disasters have affected 200 million people each year since 1990. Simran Arora discusses how these disasters may not as natural as we think they are.
Satellite image of River Yamuna and its floodplain (in lean period) clearly shows the encroachment that may have intensified floods in Delhi this year If you think the massive traffic jams, national shame, broken infrastructure that crumbles even as it is being constructed and the caving in of roads are […]
A girl tries to wade through water at the P.G. Women’s Hostel in Delhi University. The students at DU this year are the worst hit beginning with the half hearted introduction of the semester system–in some courses–by the administration, which never went well with the lecturers, to being evacuated from […]
Chanting to their lungs capacity, the praise of Lord Ganesh, “Ganpati Bappa Morya, Mangal Murti Moraya”, along the banks of River Yamuna, thousands of devotees assembled to bid farewell to the Lord of prosperity and urged him to come back soon next year. The waves of the river was in […]
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are to miss the future” – John. F. Kennedy Well that’s an apt statement truly depicting man’s present suffering based on his previous actions of non-judicious use of resources. Change is the law […]
Here’s wishing everyone a colourful and well meant Holi hoping it is celebrated with all the natural colours and a judicious and well thought of use of water! Haven’t we played enough? Image source: over the Internet
For a city where 98% of the total annual rainfall pours down in less than a month, planning can never be easy. When the latter is carried out hurriedly as if to meet a certain 2010 target, what can happen is what Delhi is witnessing today. A delayed monsoon that gave up to the changing climate met an infrastructure in the making of a ‘world class city’.
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The geoclimatic conditions of India make the country prone to natural disasters like floods and tsunamis. The frequency and intensity of floods has grown in the country over the years primarily because of the increased encroachment of flood plains. India receives an […]
There is a bridge in Lodhi Gardens and there is a plaque that declares that this bridge was constructed in 1556 by Akbar’s minister over a tributary of Yamuna river that used to flow from here toward what is now known as South Delhi. The river since has changed its […]
This is what mindless construction on the Mithi river of Mumbai led to back in 2005. The land-deprived city of Mumbai – a city lying adjascent to a sea! – now faces the flood crisis every year. ___________ Coming back to Delhi – we have been ‘planning’ a similar fate for […]