On a humid, sweaty, honking afternoon last summer, two women were making their way through the court complex in the north Indian city of Meerut, searching for the office of the subdivisional magistrate….
We had three wonderful guest speakers join us last week.
Mridula Koshy is a writer and community organizer. She was born in Delhi and moved to the US when she was 14. After college, she worked in the US for years as a labor and community organizer. Since returning to India in in 2005, she has published three books of fiction. During that time, she helped start the Deepalaya Community Library Project.
Last year, she went to work for the library full time as a librarian and community organizer.
Polash Mukerjee studied development economics at IIT Madras. He now works in the Clean Air and Sustainable mobility team at the Centre for Science and Environment, one of the leading environmental and policy advocacy and education organization.
Here is a trash fire. This new image posted by the NASA Earth Observatory shows the devastating smoke cloud coming off the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, India. According to the report, the landfill handles 3700 metric tons of waste ever day, accounting for about a third of the city’s garbage….
DAPEGAON, India – At dawn, as bells ring out from Hindu shrines, the people of this village get in line for water. Wells have been going dry across the countryside, and the village’s one remaining well yields just enough to run the communal taps for an hour or two a day….
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 12: Prime Minister David Cameron and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi chat after paying a visit to the statue of Mahatma Ghandi in Parliament Square during an official three day visit on November 12, 2015 in London, England….
NEW DELHI — Eighteen village councils in Uttar Pradesh are demanding a local Coca-Cola bottling plant be prohibited from extracting water from the ground, claiming its over usage has led to water scarcity in the area, said an environmental campaign group….