Thu, 02/02/2023 - 15:30

I recently had an interaction with an environmentalist relating to my research on environmental crime. Upon hearing the term ‘environmental crime’, he wondered aloud if in India our environmental jurisprudence prefers to use ‘environmental violation’ as opposed to ‘environmental crime.’ No doubt

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 09:59

COP27 was a much-awaited climate summit as vulnerable developing countries and low-and middle-income countries were expecting definitive action to be taken in light of the growing visible impacts of climate change. Up until this year, COPs had a reputation of unkept promises and ambitions. But after

Wed, 04/01/2023 - 11:59

‘Pop culture’ otherwise known as popular culture refers to the mainstream cultural elements of people’s lives at a given point in time. It is often driven by the West and can include any popular and ‘in vogue’ music, fashion, art, television and movies, food habits, physical wellness and even

Fri, 25/11/2022 - 12:17

This blog is a continuation of the ‘environmental crime: a brief introduction’ blog and is aimed at helping the reader understand the limitations of how environmental crime data in India is compiled. Environmental crimes in India are registered under a few special and local laws (SLLs). Until 2013

Thu, 10/11/2022 - 10:06

Research on the correlation between climate change and mental health is a new but rapidly growing field. The term mental health in particular does not refer to mental illness, mental problems and mental disorders alone but also includes states of mental wellness, emotional resilience and

Wed, 14/09/2022 - 15:26

We need to embrace ourselves for what our world is turning out to be. Of all the challenges faced by mankind, climate change remains the most threatening issue of all time with the survival of our very planet at stake. The world around us is reeling from the ill effects of a warming globe. India is

Tue, 30/08/2022 - 16:28

The #SaveEnvironment and the #OnlyOneEarth buzz Have you heard the term ‘environmental crime’? But before that, have you lately come across any news (in any form: print, audio-visual and social media), calling on people to #SaveEnvironment? Chances are, you haven’t. The likely reason for this is

Wed, 10/08/2022 - 10:08

Every now and again an article pops up telling us that the day is not far when humans will live on the Red Planet. This is not, the writers insist, something out of an Isaac Asimov book or the ramblings of a Star Trek fan. In my mind whether the human race is technologically close to achieving trans

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 16:34

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” - Chief Seattle Climate change is leaving its stamp on every nook and corner of the world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) First Working Group Report 2021 unequivocally states that humans are

Fri, 18/02/2022 - 10:20

The science has spoken! As per the recently released report “The physical science basis” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), there is irrefutable evidence that humans are responsible for the current climate crisis we find ourselves in. Greenhouse gas emissions are choking the

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 16:09

The stakes are at an all-time high for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) as the fate of the sheer existence of our planet is dependent on its outcome. COP26 was originally scheduled to be held during November 2020, but, like

Thu, 23/09/2021 - 13:32

The Energy Versus Climate Conundrum The current energy market is becoming more and more entangled in energy transition with rising concern about climate change due to fossil fuel (coal, oil and gas) utilisation. However, a recent report shows that India is on a lower rank (87th out of 115 countries)