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A Defaced Mural, Two Arrests: Arunachal Pradesh's Tryst With Anti-Dam Movements

A Defaced Mural, Two Arrests: Arunachal Pradesh's Tryst With Anti-Dam Movements

Arunachal Pradesh, where 169 hydropower projects are proposed to be built, often grabs the headlines for the community resistance against the construction of mega-dams upon the Brahmaputra.

06 April 2022
‘Chandigarh Belongs To Punjab, Next Big Battle With Haryana Over River Waters’: Navjot Singh Sidhu

‘Chandigarh Belongs To Punjab, Next Big Battle With Haryana Over River Waters’: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s comments came after recent remarks by Haryana leaders demanding the completion of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal for...

04 April 2022

Uttar Pradesh Polls: The Electoral Power Of Nishads And Nomads

All parties eye the big OBC block. Except for the Muslim OBC, the BJP had successfully brought in several OBC castes into its fold both in the 2014 and 2019...

Poetry: Of Bardot, Abstractions, Letters And Cities

Poetry: Of Bardot, Abstractions, Letters And Cities

To the drowning, a boat is an abstract thing/to the fallen, resurrection is an abstract thing.

27 February 2022

A Stream In Kashmir Disappears Into Sinkhole, Kills Trout In Large Numbers

A stream in Kashmir disappears in a sinkhole, leaves downstream dry and kills famed trout in large numbers.

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11 February 2022
Elections 2022: Who Will The Nishads Row Across To Success In UP?

Elections 2022: Who Will The Nishads Row Across To Success In UP?

Nishad politics, marked by growing identity assertion and the hype around elections, cannot be confined to reservations. Here is an attempt to make sense of...


10 November 2021
Yamuna Pollution Row: Detergents Cause Froth, Govt Must Have Will To Act, Says Conservation Activist

Yamuna Pollution Row: Detergents Cause Froth, Govt Must Have Will To Act, Says Conservation Activist

As the Yamuna river fills with froth yet again, Manoj Misra, convener of the ‘Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan’, speaks to Outlook about the road map for a clean river...


01 November 2021
Move Over Paris: Goa's Zuari Bridge Viewing Gallery Will Be Better Than Eiffel Tower, Says Nitin Gadkari

Move Over Paris: Goa's Zuari Bridge Viewing Gallery Will Be Better Than Eiffel Tower, Says Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also said there will be parking space beneath the Zuari bridge in Goa and people could arrive even in boats.


14 August 2021
Kinnaur Landslide: Death Toll Rises To 20, Chenab Flow Normalised

Kinnaur Landslide: Death Toll Rises To 20, Chenab Flow Normalised

The wreckage of the HRTC bus was traced but no trace of the missing Bolero has been found so far.


08 July 2021
Krishna River Row:  AP CM Seeks To Decry Politics Over Water

Krishna River Row: AP CM Seeks To Decry Politics Over Water

The Andhra CM’s statement has come after Telangana stepped up offensive against AP over the last few days on the Krishna water issue.


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08 December 2020
The Tragic Song Of Our Rivers Of Hope

The Tragic Song Of Our Rivers Of Hope

The alarming degradation of our rivers is a reflection of our times. But if they die, so do we.


24 November 2020
Haryana Man Arrested For Hurling His Three Children Into Canal

Haryana Man Arrested For Hurling His Three Children Into Canal

Divers have been pressed into service to trace the bodies, say police.


27 September 2020
World River's Day: A River Is Not The Source Of Water, It Is The Destination

World River's Day: A River Is Not The Source Of Water, It Is The Destination

Water is a resource that needs to be managed. But we think about water only when we run out of it.


15 November 2019
Subansiri Hydel Project: Disaster On The Cards?

Subansiri Hydel Project: Disaster On The Cards?

After a eight-year gap, work on the Subansiri dam has resumed much to the unhappiness of activists. Project cost has spiraled from Rs 6,900 crore in 2005 to...


17 August 2019
Over 17,000 People In 87 Villages In Andhra Pradesh Affected By Krishna Floods

Over 17,000 People In 87 Villages In Andhra Pradesh Affected By Krishna Floods

In all 11,553 people in Krishna and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh have been moved to 56 relief camps where food and drinking water are being provided.


31 July 2019
OPINION | 'The Current Of Destruction Is Strong, Even The Ganga Has Not Been Spared For Political Gains'

OPINION | 'The Current Of Destruction Is Strong, Even The Ganga Has Not Been Spared For Political Gains'

Siddharth Agarwal, who walks along rivers across India, feels the common man is being left in the lurch as urban desires will not solve the core issues...


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29 July 2019
Using Water As Weapon? Or As A Solution For Peace? India On A Slippery Pitch

Using Water As Weapon? Or As A Solution For Peace? India On A Slippery Pitch

If India even plans to use the Indus to coerce Pakistan, it must be prepared for similar action by China and Nepal


26 July 2019
Kaziranga Loves A Good Flood

Kaziranga Loves A Good Flood

Kaziranga exists because of the floods; they are the lifeblood of this 430 square km protected area, a Unesco World Heritage Site.


12 July 2019
Flood Worsens In Assam, Six Lives Lost So Far

Flood Worsens In Assam, Six Lives Lost So Far

NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) teams have been pressed into service in the flood-affected areas for search...


10 May 2019
River, River Everywhere But Not Much To Drink In 'Wet' Kerala!

River, River Everywhere But Not Much To Drink In 'Wet' Kerala!

Kerala's groundwater has fallen by 50 centimetres in 60 per cent of the aquifiers and is increasing. Intense heat and freak climate patterns are playing havoc...


22 February 2019
Pakistan Says It's Not Concerned Over India's Plan To Divert Water Of Eastern Rivers

Pakistan Says It's Not Concerned Over India's Plan To Divert Water Of Eastern Rivers

Under the Indus Water Treaty signed in 1960, the waters of the western rivers -- the Indus, Jhelum, and Chenab -- was given to Pakistan and those of the...


09 February 2019
India To Work For 'Early Signing' Of Teesta Water Sharing Agreement: Report

India To Work For 'Early Signing' Of Teesta Water Sharing Agreement: Report

According to Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave the assurance to her Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul...


07 December 2018
Bastions Of Unreason | By Feroze Varun Gandhi

Bastions Of Unreason | By Feroze Varun Gandhi

Education, labour, healthcare, credit...A Rural Manifesto ponders over all these. In this extract, it focuses on the human and ecological costs of those...



31 July 2018
Yamuna River Water Level Continues To Rise, Stays Over Danger Mark For Fourth Day

Yamuna River Water Level Continues To Rise, Stays Over Danger Mark For Fourth Day

The water level in the Yamuna river continued to rise and stayed over the danger mark for the third day today, officials said.


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