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Our Starless Skies

The sky is infinite and there are millions of stars. But, in a city where smog hangs like a veil over us, the stars don’t shine anymore.

Chinki Sinha December 20, 2021
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  • Cover Story


    Delhi in winter is a nightmare come true for its residents. A gas chamber. A purgatory. A place where death comes slowly. One mouthful at a time.

    December 20, 2021 | Ashutosh Sharma
  • Opinion

    Young And The Restless

    Children and the youth make a case for speeding up the process of cleaning the country’s notoriously foul air

    December 20, 2021 | Aditya Dubey

Other Stories


Upstairs-Downstairs In The Smoking Zone

From the pollution capital of the world, a tale of intertwined yet divergent lives

December 20, 2021 | Trisha Mukherjee

Show, Don’t Tell

The ‘lungs billboard’ is gaining traction as one of the most effective ways of raising awareness

December 20, 2021 | Brikesh Singh

Tareekh Pe Tareekh

We must not allow analysis paralysis to postpone anti-pollution measures, but promote public transport, walking, cycling, etc...

December 20, 2021 | Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

The Time To Act Was Yesterday

No matter how difficult the actions required to contain air pollution are, the cost of inaction is too high...

December 20, 2021 | Dr Arvind Kumar

Where The Streets Have No Name

Tucked away in eastern Mumbai, the polluted industrial pocket of Mahul is a living hell for its poor residents whom even...

December 20, 2021 | Haima Deshpande

Smog Screen

The eastern state’s staggering pollution levels are often worse than Delhi’s.

December 20, 2021 | Giridhar Jha

Objects In The Mirror Are Closer Than They...

The bottom 50 per cent of India's population who holds just 2.8 per cent of national wealth, are prone to health issues...

December 20, 2021 | Rohit Upadhyay

Smoke Dreams In Our Eyes

Children from economically weak backgrounds face the worst of outdoor air pollution

December 20, 2021

The Mask Over Our Failures

While not even death certificates give air pollution as cause, crores of Indians suffer from breathing trouble

December 20, 2021 | Rajiv Khurana

Our Lives, Their Lives

Children from poor backgrounds are worst sufferers of pollution. But planners never see the big picture.

December 20, 2021 | Bharati Chaturvedi

Wake Up, Stand Up...

Citizens have taken up the battle because those who are supposed to be in charge are in deep slumber

December 20, 2021 | Bhavreen Kandhari

A Bridge Too Far

India’s journey towards a clean environment will be long and winding, with no destination in sight yet

December 20, 2021 | Ananda Banerjee

Art & Entertainment


You Must Be Joking, Right!

Stand-up comedians, ‘two-nation theory’ and other stories that failed to tickle our funny bones

December 20, 2021 | Kushal Poddar


Kashmir/Pigeon Breeding

Flights Of Fancy

Militancy has competition among Kashmir’s youth from an unlikely source—pigeons

December 20, 2021 | Naseer Ganai


Last Page

Pollution Diary

There is no sight of the Swachh Bharat Mission and children of Jahangirpuri are being denied fresh air to breathe

December 20, 2021 | Mehjabi Khatoon