• Ganga loses its steadfast champion in GD Agarwal

    October 11, 2018

    GD Agarwal, a doyen of India’s environmentalists, breathed his last at a Rishikesh hospital after a 111-day fast demanding action to revive uninterrupted flow in the critically polluted Ganga

  • Greener Pakistan: A case for climate diplomacy

    October 05, 2018

    Pakistan could boost its international image by joining the fight against climate change, but first the country has to turn its back on its massive coal expansion plans

  • Cities must lead the action on climate change

    September 14, 2018

    Administrators of cities across the world underline the importance of urban centres in tackling climate change at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

  • Environmentalist GD Agarwal fasts to save Ganga

    July 23, 2018

    Even as one of India’s most eminent environmentalists has been put into protective custody in a hospital, the authorities have largely ignored his month-long fast to force corrective action on the Ganga

  • Life along a dirty river

    July 13, 2018

    As the Indian government’s flagship project to clean up the Ganga struggles, we take a close look at how the people who live along one of its major tributaries, the Gomti, deal with the pollution

  • Treasures in trash

    May 23, 2018

    In Jia Pingwa’s newly translated novel, ‘Happy Dreams’ the fragile existence of trashpickers in one of China’s biggest cities is revealed in heartbreaking, loving, and amusing detail