Articles by Janaki Murali
Aug 25, 2018
Kerala, After The Flood: India should focus on disaster-proof housing, insurance, not take recourse to jugaadThe Kerala experience must remind that it's time India looked seriously at disaster proof housing to secure homes and property from shocks, mudslides and flooding, while also making disaster insurance compulsory
Aug 24, 2018
Kerala, After The Flood: Underprepared India needs rapid rescue and planned rehabilitation to combat disastersWhat was obvious from the start in the Kerala floods, was the lack of preparedness of the state to face a disaster of this magnitude.
Aug 23, 2018
Kerala, After The Flood: Tendency to back development despite warning from ecologists creates ground for future disastersWhat is important is that ecologists and environmentalists have to work in tandem with the government departments to achieve success on the ground.
Aug 22, 2018
Kerala, After The Flood: India needs to go beyond leaning on its military for relief and rescue to deal with disastersFlooding from the torrential rains from this year’s monsoon maybe our immediate concern, but, we have to be equally aware that India is highly vulnerable to other natural disasters like cyclones, tsunamis, landslides, avalanches and earthquakes.
Apr 21, 2017
NGT ruling on Bellandur Lake: Election in 2018 puts ruling Congress under greater pressureWednesday's ruling by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru came as a huge boost to various civic organisations and activists, citizen forums and resident associations fighting for the lake’s right to breathe
Apr 14, 2017
Bypoll wins: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah should keep his promises to voters before state electionWith the Congress winning both the Nanjangud and Gundulpet bypolls, the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is obviously on a high. The CM will now be looking at the bypoll results as a pre-cursor to the 2018 Assembly elections, expected to be held exactly a year from now.
Apr 08, 2017
Tarun Vijay's racist rant: Identity has no link with skin colour despite society's prejudicesI beg to differ, Tarun Vijay. There are no different colours in India — we are all known as brown-skinned people.
Apr 04, 2017
Karnataka faces worst drought in 42 years: Can Siddaramaiah save Bengaluru before taps run dry?The alarming water shortage in the IT capital, in the wake of a severe drought in the state of Karnataka, has only worsened, with the two main reservoirs, Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) and Kabini nearing dead storage of 4.4 tmcft.
Jan 25, 2017
Jallikattu ban: Why the demand for revival of a blood sport does not indicate people’s freedomGiven, that these animal sports have their cultural and historical heritage, these protests demanding the lifting of bans against the sports are guaranteed to raise machismo and regional jingoism.
Jan 12, 2017
David Guetta Bengaluru concert row: Cancelled or postponed, why this is bad news for the cityWhat really led to the authorities calling for the ‘cancellation’ or ‘postponement’ of the David Guetta concert? Have Bengaluru’s authorities really thrown up their hands and given up trying to uphold law and order in the city and handed it over to goons and potential molesters?