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Another year, another mismanaged flood response in Assam And North East

Large areas remain inundated [image by: Madhav Bhattacharya]

Kamalakhya Dey Purkaystha, a member of the Assam Legislative Assembly, led the boat that carried the bodies of Mishu Malakar …

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Delhi’s Groundwater Plummets

A man selling refrigerated water on Delhi’s street [image by: Chris Wilson]

As the summer season begins in the Indian subcontinent, Delhi’s groundwater crisis has become severe. Groundwater levels have been dropping …

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Community-led Strategies Offer Hope For East Himalayan Biodiversity

The Tenga river valley in Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world’s last unexplored biodiversity hotspots (All photos by Chandan Kumar Duarah)

The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve, an NGO from the West Kameng district of India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, …

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India’s Poorest Homes Still Await Electricity

While the government may have set up electricity poles, the lines often do not reach the villages of the marginalised, or the marginalised within villages [image by: Harini Calamur/Flickr]

Moyna is in class six and has to study by the light of a kerosene lamp or candles to finish …

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Book Review: ‘Dawn of the solar age’ By Prem Shankar Jha

  At a time when the global effort to counter climate change hangs in the balance, Prem Shankar Jha has …

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Will The New Yamuna River Project Clean Up The River?

Pankaj Vir Gupta, José Ramón Barañano, Ambassador of Spain to India, Thomas Katsouleas, Provost of the University of Virginia, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Issues, and Inaki Alday (Left to Right)

By Anasuya Basu Many studies have been conducted in the past on cleaning up the massively polluted Yamuna river and …

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Going beyond the mega project mindset is a must for India-Nepal relations

Mahakali river site at Bramhadev, Kanchanpur [image by: Bhaskar Bhattarai / USAID]

Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli has returned to Kathmandu after a three-day visit to India that lasted from April …

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Kashmir water crisis hits at its staple: Rice

A farmer working in his rice farm in Zangam-Pattan, north Kashmir [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Western South Asia looks set for an increasingly dry summer, with NASA predicting drought in Afghanistan over low snowfall this …

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With Low Water Reserves, A Blistering Indian Summer

Young girls at a well in Gujarat, which is already facing a water scarcity [image by: Mark Charmer]

The omens for this summer are bad in South Asia. Afghanistan received the lowest snowfall in years, spiking fears of …

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Hydropower in the Himalayas: the economics that are often ignored

The problems with resettlement and rehabilitation was one of the reasons of the escalating social costs of the Tehri dam [image by: Sharada Prasad CS]

Of all Himalayan nations, China has made the most progress towards hydropower development. This has been driven by three major …

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