Reportage

January 1, 2020

Cold wave, rainfall anomaly, floods, drought, heatwave and cyclones — 2019 sets new records in extreme weather events

The year 2019 will be remembered for breaking several previous records of extreme weather events be it the cold wave, large-scale rainfall anomalies, or the number of cyclones

Nidhi Jamwal
December 31, 2019

It’s been months since I paid my children’s school fees: Kashmiri carpet weaver

Kashmir’s carpets are famous worldwide but its trade is going through a crisis. Fewer takers for “expensive” traditional carpets and the availability of cheap machine-made carpets are to be blamed

Swati Subhedar
December 31, 2019

Middlemen robbing Bihar’s Madhubani artisans of recognition and livelihood

Bihar’s Madhubani paintings are famous across the globe. But, this art-form is facing threats from middlemen. And the government has failed to help the artisans from getting exploited

Gaon Connection
December 30, 2019

The longest ever climate change meet ends without much headway

Frustrated by the lack of action, young people and activists challenged rich industrialised nations to pay up for climate damages

englishteam
December 30, 2019

“Drops in the bucket are not enough; we need a sea change”

The day COP25 kicked off in Madrid, the UN climate chief reminded not enough has been done to tackle the growing carbon emissions and climate change

englishteam
December 28, 2019

Hundreds of families await fishers, who went ‘missing’ in Ockhi cyclone, to return home

Delay in warning and lack of communication lead to hundreds of fishers in Tamil Nadu and Kerala to go missing in Ockhi cyclone. Bodies of some dead fishers were found. Many are still ‘missing’.

Nidhi Jamwal
December 28, 2019

Kashmiri apples now have competition as Jammu apple growers reap rich harvest

About 5-6 villages, nestled about 150 km away from Jammu amid the mountains in Udhampur district, have been growing apples for 4-5 decades. But, they have been using the produce only for local consumption. That is now changing

Deepak Khajuria
December 28, 2019

Over 12,813 sq km forest land in India under ‘encroachment’. But, who is the ‘encroacher’?

Researchers and activists working with the tribals and other forest-dwelling communities pooh-pooh Union environment ministry’s recent data on encroachment on the forest land. Unless the Forest Rights Act of 2006 is implemented in both letter and spirit, encroachment will remain a contentious issue.

Nidhi Jamwal
December 28, 2019

Who moved my village?

The story of how women are facing the impact of climate change in the Sundarbans. Alone.

Nidhi Jamwal
December 28, 2019

Climate change hits Himachal’s famous apples, causes the of frequent floods

Kullu in Himachal is identified as highly prone to floods. But, the Centre is yet to release required funds for an early warning system. Rising heat, reduced winter chill have wiped off many apple orchards

Nidhi Jamwal