Perspectives

Policy Edits.

Policy Editorials.

Living bioregionally, now

One compelling idea being put forward is that of bioregional forms of governance, which start from the biophysical realities of ecosystems, which are particular and even unique to places.

River Walks, Mutual Aid and Open Futures

As we move ahead trying to resolve our challenges with a changing planet, mutual aid and attribution may be our keys to an equitable future.

Restoring Indian grasslands does not require disturbing soil and planting grasses, but more science

Grassland productivity is driven by rainfall, not by the absence of soil fertility or the need for ‘improved grass varieties.

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