Category: Urban Landscapes
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a house? What are the building materials used in construction? And how does it affect our environment? In this episode of Soil Sense, we dig deeper to find out how bricks are made, how eco-friendly they are and what major threats they pose.  From the bylanes […]
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By LMB Staff
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In this episode, we are going on a journey with Tallulah D’Silva, a Goa based architect who is taking inspiration from nature and building long-lasting, eco-friendly and sustainable houses using mud. She believes in mixing nature and science while designing urban landscapes and strongly advocates for a change in our thinking and lifestyle. “Nature gives […]
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By LMB Staff
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The Indian state, of Uttarakhand, became the hotbed of yet another man-induced climate crisis as several buildings in the hilly town of Joshimath, situated in the Chamoli district, started developing cracks. Joshimath, a town of 20,000 people, which has both a religious and tourist attraction, is sinking.  Officials and locals maintain that cracks have developed […]
By Bhadra Mahapatra
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A little-known disease,  till about a month back, has now taken gigantic proportions in India. The lumpy skin disease (LSD) that affects cows especially has spread across 15 states in India from July to September 2022. According to the data from The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, over 20 lakh animals, and 97,435 […]
By Smitha Verma
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The two communities of Kolis (fishers) and Warlis (tribals/Adivasis), residing on the edges of Versova Creek (Madh Koliwada, Versova Koliwada, Dharavli village) in Mumbai share a unique relationship with the city and its coasts. To celebrate this local culture and the unique fabric of the city that is home to generations of indigenous communities, a […]
By Smitha Verma
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“[…] hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. I say it because hope is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency.”   (Rebecca Solnit, “Hope in the Dark”)  Across the globe we are witnessing debilitating heat waves, unusually cold days in summer, and […]
By Seema Mundoli
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Dumping waste on the roadside is a major waste disposal problem in several cities across the country. In Jaipur, one NGO has found an innovative solution to not just beautify the streets but also bring in a behavioural change. Through its ‘Rang De Jaipur’ campaign, Contree has started painting wall murals across Jaipur. The walls […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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Many of us living in cities used to take food availability for granted. Vegetables, cereals, and other fast-food items were readily available in groceries and restaurants. However, over the last two years, the global pandemic and lockdown impacted our lives by disrupting healthcare, businesses, and most importantly, food systems. Travel and transportation restrictions limited the […]
By Maitreyi Koduganti Venkata
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The Gurugram millennium city model was viewed as the ideal and sought-after scenario for as long as one can remember after it’s conception. Its’s story from an erstwhile sleepy village to a real estate hub with expatriate investments has been told often, optimistically and admirably. Till of course the city choked in its own manner […]
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By Shinjini Saha