Perspectives

Policy Edits.

Policy Editorials.

What if we designed homes to stay cool?

Ways in which residential buildings can be made cooler – a set of techniques called ‘passive design’ because they do not require the expending of energy for cooling.

Covid-19 calls for a new agriculture

Development paradigms need to integrate livelihood goals with those of sustainability and health.

Groundwater Regulation: A Challenge to make the ‘Invisible Visible’ in India

Acknowledging groundwater as ‘commons’ is an important step in the right direction.

Can wild places create equal learning spaces?

Nature-based learning is increasingly being shown to work better than traditional classroom instruction.

Western Architecture is Making India’s Heatwaves Worse

To keep the heat out: Careful orientation and overhanging roofs and walls to shade buildings from heat, and central courtyards for ventilation

Revival of old irrigation tanks will work wonders: expert

Telangana sits on a treasure trove of thousands of old irrigation tanks which if revived can support cultivation

Putting Earth’s Life-support Systems on Fire, Equity and Justice Forgotten

We need to demand that all nations take immediate corrective steps to act honestly and genuinely on the above mentioned climate actions, bring many people’s alternatives into serious consideration and review these as genuine alternative pathways to a sustainable and equitable world

Environment and 2022 Budget: Amrit Kaal or Vish Kaal?

Environment is given a few token sops, while in fact financial allocations continue to fuel an economy that is fundamentally unsustainable.

Barking up the right tree: a note on plant identification techniques and their relevance to knowledge

To instill value into the various ‘areas’ of knowledge, which are actually one and interconnected, beginning with the first steps in the identification of plants