Tag

pollution

  • Environmentalist GD Agrawal 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

  • Will the new Yamuna River Project clean up the river?

    May 17, 2018

    A new study by the University of Virginia, based on cooperation between India and Spain, aims at rejuvenating the polluted Yamuna as it flows through India’s capital, but there are important, niggling details

  • The Ganga is leaving Patna’s ghats

    May 11, 2018

    As an ambitious Ganga renovation plan is underway, and ghats in Patna are being beautified, there is little attention being paid to the fact that river has moved kilometres away from the city