National Capital in Pandemic: Visualising the story so far

Sonali Chauhan On August 11, we completed five months since COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. With over 22 lakh cases and around 45,000 fatalities, India is amongst the worst-hit nations after the US and Brazil. In the first eight days of August, the total number of new cases reported from India surpassed the U.S. … Continue reading National Capital in Pandemic: Visualising the story so far

Understanding the Sounds of Animals

Himanshu Choudhery With the advancement of technologies over the past several years, the field of animal conservation has significantly evolved. Earlier, with the limitation of proper tools, there were many impediments to conservation programmes. Now, with the help of new tools such as bio-logging and bio-telemetry, camera traps, drones, sound recorders and advanced digital technologies, … Continue reading Understanding the Sounds of Animals

Analyzing Vegetation Cover Change in Dheerpur Wetland Restoration Site

Shiwani The success of an ecological restoration project is based on several key attributes such as the progress/recovery of ecosystem function and structure. A timely assessment/evaluation of the progress of the restoration activities is an important step in measuring the progress. It further helps in monitoring the changes and emergent patterns that could be of … Continue reading Analyzing Vegetation Cover Change in Dheerpur Wetland Restoration Site

More-than-human Cities: On Urban Design and Nonhuman Agency

Kartik Chugh The modern cities are usually imagined as purified spaces of human existence, a humanist citadel, constructed by humans and for humans alone. The rapid urbanization fueled by capitalist development project proceeds without any regard for nonhumans. In its classical sense, urbanization transforms empty, unproductive wastelands into improved lands through a process called development … Continue reading More-than-human Cities: On Urban Design and Nonhuman Agency

Conservation Through Citizen Science

Himanshu Choudhery Worldwide, the field of biological conservation has been increasingly seeing the involvement of people of all ages. From amateur wildlife explorers to the more experienced ones, everyone is actively contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. This active participation and collaboration of the general public with professionals in scientific research is known as citizen science. … Continue reading Conservation Through Citizen Science

A Healthcare System Which Cares About Women

Himanshu Choudhery Amidst COVID-19, when the situation in India is getting severe day by day, our public health care system seems to have come under considerable scrutiny for the several loopholes that have surfaced. While most of the hospitals are converted into COVID care centres, people are barely getting admitted to the hospitals for other … Continue reading A Healthcare System Which Cares About Women