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May 09, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Compelling local narrative, targeted income scheme could make water a voting issueToday, popular narrative spins ‘provision’ (of water, versus 'management') as being poor-friendly. That must change if we want to make water management resonate with the voters.
May 06, 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019: What polls in India have to do with winning the country's water crisisAt the heart of the politician-water nexus is the need to balance different interests — between groups and within the same group.
Apr 04, 2019
How the British transformed, subjugated the Punjab through canals — and left it vulnerable to external shocksHistory’s rhythmic drumbeats echo loudly in the Indus valley, and in how the British transformed a community-based rural economy (one that was arguably ill-equipped to make that transition) to a market-based economy, and left it vulnerable to external shocks.
Apr 03, 2019
Amid calls for Indus' geopolitical weaponising, a reminder of how climate change has affected the river in the pastIn the days following the Pulwama attack, one suggestion for retaliation has been to “cut off” the waters of the Indus to downstream Pakistan. Can we ‘turn off’ the tap though? After all, the Indus (and her tributaries) are mighty rivers — the annual flow of the Indus is estimated to be upwards of 200 cubic kilometres.
Feb 22, 2019
Marrying climate change and financial sustainability: The curious and troubling case of coal in India - IICoal’s viability is a fight with Economics and Climate ranged on one side vs Democratic realities and Financial stability on the another.
Feb 21, 2019
Marrying climate change and financial sustainability: The curious and troubling case of coal in India - IMore than three quarters of India’s electricity is generated by burning coal. The international community would prefer the better part of India’s coal to stay below ground. Indian development enthusiasts would beg to differ. In the stridency of their arguments, the nuances that could lead to a solution — of both climate and finance — can perhaps be missed.
Jan 03, 2019
Data, democracy and decision making: A look at climate change and India through the prism of past, present, futureIn this column, Mridula Ramesh considers the past, through five pieces of data, the present political context, and three important events in the coming year that are central to climate change and India.
Nov 29, 2018
Lessons from Madhya Pradesh, Telangana elections on what works, what doesn't in solving India's water crisisCan India’s water crisis be conquered? Yes, it can. Israel, that receives far less rain than we do, grows mangoes in its desert, showing water supply is clearly not the problem. Lack of water management is.
Nov 01, 2018
Delhi air pollution: Not bans, solutions must be explored to end practice of stubble burning by farmersIf we want to reduce Delhi’s air pollution in winter, then we need to address biomass burning
Oct 23, 2018
#MeToo must address the power imbalance that hurts women — which climate change could worsenThe #MeToo movement is a protest against a specific manifestation (harassment) of gender inequality and power imbalance. There are few forces as powerful as climate change in exacerbating that inequality and tilting the power balance away from women, which makes it imperative to ask how a warming climate will affect women.