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Refugee Laws – The Need of the Hour?

As India sees an exodus of refugees from its neighbours, there is an urgent need to look at establishing a law that governs refugees in the country. With no established laws, the refugee crisis is something that needs urgent attention. India still handles illegal migrants under The Foreigners Act of 1946 in the absence of… Read More Refugee Laws – The Need of the Hour?

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Interview: Archana Soreng

Archana Soreng from the Kharia tribe in Odisha, India, is a member of UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change making the case for indigenous tribes in India. In the Kharia tribe, ‘Soreng’ means ‘rock’. Interestingly, many indigenous communities have surnames related to nature showing how intertwined they are with the natural world.… Read More Interview: Archana Soreng

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Groundwater gets a Tech update

Recently I was asked to produce a short podcast episode on groundwater and I chose to do one on how technology is helping a more equitable distribution of this precious resource. India is the largest user of groundwater in the world. It uses an estimated 260 cubic kilometers of groundwater per year. Since groundwater is… Read More Groundwater gets a Tech update

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Million Wells for Bengaluru

The million wells project is a movement that is ensuring Bengaluru’s water needs are being met naturally with filtered rainwater. The ‘One Million Wells for Bengaluru’, a name that was christened in 2018 is a movement that was started over two decades ago by Biome Environmental Trust, Bengaluru. The year 2021, saw record rains in… Read More Million Wells for Bengaluru