Uttarakhand’s Battling Interests: Time to Change Priorities?

Tourism and hydroelectricity generation are the major contributors to Uttarakhand’s economy. However, underutilisation of existing hydroelectricity projects, indifference towards environmental impact, proposal of new projects in environmentally sensitive zones and acute concentration of tourism in selected pockets is a cause of much worry. This article was published in Terra Green-an internationally circulated environmental monthly published…

Stirring Emotions in the Time of Disaster

“That the media rose to the challenging task of providing the catastrophe wide coverage so as to attract national attention was commendable. But it cannot be allowed to get away scot-free for the sensationalism and emotional opportunism that marked the coverage.” The torrential rains and cloudburst in Uttarakhand earlier this year, which triggered landslides and…