World Water Day: Solving water issues key to achieving ODF status

India, March 22 -- Here's an example of a village in Nagaland that journeyed from being one of the most backward districts in India to being open defecation free The hills are lush. Ladder-like stone... Read More

Why India's celebrating World Water Day and Forest Day is a farce

India, March 21 -- Instead of salvaging these highly essential resources, our country is busy butchering them We will be busy celebrating International Day of Forests on March 21 and World Water Day ... Read More

India's first forest-certification scheme gets global recognition

India, March 21 -- A Geneva-based non-profit recently decided to endorse the Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management designed for Indian forests India now has a globally recognised f... Read More

Forest Rights Act: Evicting the gaps

India, March 21 -- To protect traditional forest dwellers, the Forest Rights Act, 2006, needs to be enforced properly and not be used against them Ever since its inception, conservationists, the fore... Read More

Teens have less face time with their friends - and are lonelier than ever

India, March 21 -- US teens started spending more time with their friends as smartphone usage surged Ask a teen today how she communicates with her friends, and she'll probably hold up her smartphone... Read More

Why linking MGNREGA payments to Aadhaar is a mistake

India, March 21 -- How did the government apply Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act to the payments of MGNREGA remuneration,which in no way seem to be in accordance with the guidelines of the Act The paymen... Read More

Land injustice, Aadhaar problems dog Jharkhand. Is the Opposition listening

India, March 21 -- Activists under Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha highlight issues that should make a buzz before the Lok Sabha elections Troubled land acquisitions and the derailment of several gove... Read More

On Greta Thunberg and the protesting students

India, March 20 -- Sunita Narain on the lessons from the ongoing #FridaysForFuture demonstrations Greta Ernman Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish school girl who is rocking the world with her protest ... Read More

Why Malawi is failing to protect people from floods and what needs to be done

India, March 20 -- Severe floods in Malawi have affectedabout a million people and claimed 56 lives Severe floods in Malawi have affected about a million people and claimed 56 lives. This isn't unco... Read More

Premise of SC ruling on forest dwellers wrong: UN Special Rapporteur

India, March 20 -- Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, says tribals are treated like squatters all around the world The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on ... Read More