State of Working India’23: relationship b/w economic growth and social disparities in India

‘State of Working India 2023’: relationship b/w economic growth and social disparities in India

42% of graduates under the age of 25 are unemployed. This is the data point which is floating around on the internet. The data comes from Azim Premji University’s State of Working India Report 2023. But, there is more unpack in the report. Here, let me help you out. Structural transformation in the nature of … Read more

Violent crackdown on people questioning mining sanctions in Odisha

Press conference organized by Mulniwasi Samajsecvak Sangh at the Press Club of India

The last two months have seen a slew of arbitrary arrests and disappearances in Odisha’s bauxite-rich Rayagada and Kalahandi districts- targeting grassroots activists. These activists have been protesting against the Vedanta and other enterprises seeking to bid for mining activities in the region. As per reports, at least 22 activists from Dalit and Adivasi communities … Read more

DUSU elections: Candidates elude environmental concerns, students stay silent

DU elections environmental cost

Hundreds of pamphlets lay strewn across the campus roads- a pressing question begs answer- What is the cost of this canvassing on our environment? As threats pertaining to climate change become more and more evident with each passing day, it is surprising how candidates and their supporters go about littering flyers, hoardings and stickers- blatantly … Read more

No data on instant economic benefits from hosting G20 summits, then why spend so much

India’s G20 Presidency has been touted by media outlets all over the world as a massive branding campaign to help India strengthen trade ties with member nations and provide an opportunity to attract investments from those countries. And why not?  The grouping dominates the global economy and trade. It represents about 85% of the global … Read more

Climate models, the way scientists predict climate change and its impact, explained!

How do scientists predict climate change and its impact; Climate models, explained!

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change in its 2021 report warned that “unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial temperatures or even 2°C will be beyond reach.” It also investigated the impacts such warming would have on the earth’s systems. Have you … Read more

Heatwave raises death risk for schizophrenic people by 200%: research

schizophrenia and heatwave

Schizophrenia is considered to be one of the most debilitating mental illnesses to exist. The illness is characterised by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behaviour and speech, and delusions or hallucinations, such as hearing voices. As per WHO, the illness affects approximately 1 in 300 people worldwide. Previous research has established a relationship between extreme … Read more

IIT Madras Prof, T Pradeep’s AMRIT filters saving lives from arsenic contamination

amrit filters

The chemical element of Arsenic is a naturally occurring element found in the earth’s crust. However, its presence in drinking water beyond the WHO- mandated maximum permissible limit of 10 ppb is known to have disastrous consequences for human health. Scientists say that over ninety per cent of such arsenic-related contamination is geogenic in origin. … Read more

Morena: Tribal homes demolished by Forest department in Madhya Pradesh

Morena: Tribal home demolished by Forest department in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh Forest Department last week demolished the homes of several tribal families using bulldozers in the Morena district of MP. The incident occurred near the Karahdham Ashram of the district. Local reports state that the tribals were also forcefully evicted from the place. The action was taken jointly by the Forest Department and … Read more

‘Practical eco-anxiety’ can do us more good than harm: Research

eco anxiety is good

A 2021 study published in The Lancet Planetary Health unveiled a distressing reality: the rapid acceleration of climate change is reshaping our environment and profoundly affecting our mental health and psychosocial well-being. The implications of eco-anxiety are far-reaching, as emotions such as emotional distress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, and even suicidal tendencies are being linked to … Read more

State of India’s Birds 2023: 60% of species long-term decline, 104 new High Priority entrants

Rising temperature is causing decline in bird diversity in cities

Birds have been an inalienable part of Indian folklore and children’s stories. But apart from being potent cultural symbols, birds also have a huge ecological significance and have been considered important markers of the state of our natural world. But a recent report released on August 25 shows a worrying trend. The State of Indian … Read more