Open Forum

The Pig idea: No hogwash this

Yes, pork is not popular in many parts of India. But across the globe, this is how the ‘pig-man cycle’ works: Man creates waste. Pig eats waste and turns it into food. Man eats pig.

Genetically mortified organisms...

...That is what we become when thinking about the debate around Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Are they the monster spawn of greedy corporations?

Ozone on my apple

Do you wash that luscious and juicy red apple before eating it? What about those fresh, green vegetables?

Environment Apps

Have you ever contemplated downloading an environment app on your smart phone? Oh, you think environment-related-everything is so boring? Well, think again. There are some uber cool apps waiting to be downloaded. Go on, usher in some ‘smart’ environment awareness!

Zooming in on sensitive zones

We all witnessed the Uttarakhand tragedy. Since, there has been a lot of talk about what could and should have been done to avoid a natural disaster of this humungous proportion...

Stranded in Sangla

A gargantuan natural disaster claimed thousands of lives and left a devastating trail of destruction in its wake across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and some parts of Uttar Pradesh last month. Twenty three college students, part of CSE’s summer training Agenda for Survival, witnessed it unfold before their eyes

Heady Heat

What do international climate change policymakers do when they cannot reset their policies to common consensus? Have another conference! 


The Glass Ceiling

People. Privacy. Protocol. The Internet, they say, is about all this and more. But, ‘wearable’ computers are changing how much of our lives we share online. And who is keeping all our information safe?

End of Endosulfan?

This infamous hormone-disrupting pesticide is the culprit behind many children born with congenital defects and deformities in Kasargod in Kerala. At the recently concluded Stockholm Convention set up to battle such organic pollutants that threaten lives and the environment, nations approved chemical and non-chemical alternatives to the toxin


A beautiful visual narrative on the 100-year-old burning coal fields of Jharia in Jharkhand. The coal earns the residents of the area a meagre living, but it comes at a huge cost… Produced by the Bombay Flying Club and shot by German journalists and filmmakers, it is poignant portrayal of one of the most resource rich parts of our country.