Parking is now a messy affair in Chandigarh, sans any discipline/Photo Courtesy: hellotricity.in

Illegal Sprawl: “City Beautiful” Turns Ugly

Above: Parking is now a messy affair in Chandigarh, sans any discipline/Photo Courtesy: hellotricity.in Chandigarh is witnessing a construction spree as it is being converted...
The proposed project was close to the green lungs of Chandigarh, the Shivalik Hills (above) and Sukhna Lake. www.happytrips.com

Tata project: Caught in a Logjam

A housing project started by this conglomerate in Chandigarh on cheap farm land bought by a society of MLAs and MPs has run into...

Poison in the Air

The residents of Sukhdev Vihar in south Delhi are battling toxic ash from the nearby Jindal waste-to-energy plant. Investigations show that many legal norms...

Growing Trees, Saving Forests

Forest dwellers and marginal farmers in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh are benefitting from a unique program in collaboration with industry to promote...
Gujarat Governor OP Kohli (centre) with students at a university during an academic conclave in Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Gujarat: Shackling Autonomy

The Gujarat State Higher Education Council Act, 2016, given gubernatorial assent last month, will bring state-run universities under the direct control of a council...

World Culture Festival: Art of Killing a River

The NGT had slapped a fine of Rs 5 crore on the Art of Living for it to proceed with its cultural program on...
Will this woman’s mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar be safe from GM infusion? Photo: UNI

The GM Jinx

Another genetically modified crop, mustard, faces an uncertain future with the Supreme Court and the government passing the buck              By S Gopikrishna Warrier The history...
Cracking the Green Whip

Cracking the Green Whip

NGT’s recent order “ceasing the functioning” of chairmen of 10 state pollution boards comes as a wake-up call as these persons were appointed without...

Sterlite Plant: Seething Discontent

Above: Tuticorin witnessed mayhem for 100 days this year due to the anti-Sterlite movement/Photo: UNI In a heartening move, the Madras High Court has set...

Electric Vehicles: All Charged Up

Above: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the handing over ceremony of e-rickshaws to the Senegalese ambassador/Photo: UNI The Delhi government’s plan to introduce e-vehicles...

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