Ashika questions where the middle class lies in the spectrum of environmentalism on the basis of wealth specific to India and explores the running discourse on the subject. Much like that of the rich and the poor, it is important to understand their attitude towards the environment and its resources.
The Plastic Ocean is a documentary that brings to light the infamous nature of plastic, opening up our eyes to the necessary solutions and path forward. A one cause, multiple effect situation arises, as the simple use and improper disposal of plastic products finds its way into the tales of animal endangerment, and rise in inequality and poverty.
Hydroelectric projects have burgeoned in the Himalayas, in the name of economic growth and development. The eco-sensitive region is no stranger to environmental degradation, which is being exacerbated as a result of extensive damming. Instead of directly improving the regional economy, these projects are hampering the lives and livelihoods of the locals.
This article looks through the journey of the United States of America in the action against climate change. It talks about how the change in the Presidential office over the past few years have affected the position of the USA in terms of their leadership in climate neutrality, as well as their stand in the fight against climate change. From President Obama, to President Trump, to now President Biden, we see a reversal in policies and rules when it comes to decisions pertaining to the environment, and its future.
In this article, Vanshika Mittal talks about how nationalism determines (anti)consumption patterns in India. She shows how consumers inherently believe that they are being environmentally conscious when their consumption is motivated by nationalist ideologies. Ironically, not only is that not always the case but such (anti)consumption also results in other disputes.
Vanshika Mittal talks about America’s controlled food industry through its portrayal in the documentary Food, Inc. This article brings forth the focus on the integrated capitalism and the hidden consequences of a globalized food chain.
Given the enthusiasm with which the government seems to fuel the river-interlinking projects has become worrisome. To settle this debate we shall look no further than the rice bowl of India: the Krishna-Godavari delta basin’s Pattiseema Project. This is the last part of this series.
Over six thousand rivers and rivulets pass through the land-locked country Nepal, making it the third richest country in water resources. This article will demonstrate that if the development of a natural resource is strategically conducted, it proves to be a boon for economic growth.
This article is an introduction to the three part series focusing on India’s National River Linking Project. Vanshika Mittal traces the background and plan proposed by the government for this project.
Deepanshu Singal explores the developing border tensions in the Arctic. It analyses the power dynamics and certain treaties that govern these not-so-well-defined borders. The discourse around the Arctic is becoming increasingly relevant due to climate change thawing sea-ice and opening up new opportunities in the regions and simultaneously states’ increasing thirst for monopolising over them.
Climate change poses the most daunting threat to humanity’s existence. I provide an analysis of climate change and its root causes by using the theory of ideological dominance. Over the past century, capitalism has established economic growth as the ultimate aim of countries and human lives for its own benefit, and the planet has had to bear its brunt.
This article will explore notions of crop failure and the push and pull factor that leads to migration in the first place. Furthermore, these factors are only worsened in the current situation, with the relief packages announced by the government being too little and too late.