Eight years ago, the price of land at an obscure village beside an industrial area began rising. Then a luxury residential complex rose there, puzzling villagers. This is a story about access.
For rural India, sharing space with wildlife is second nature. But as development gets fast-tracked, the delicate, value-based balance of man and nature is tilting; coexistence is giving way to conflict. This year-long project explores the…
All the drinking water in the world will fit in a cube that can sit over the city of Bangalore. And in this industrial age, everyone wants a share of aquifers, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Voices get shriller and stakes rise ever higher should…
A country decides what to give its people and what to take from them; what to make and sell, what to buy and distribute. In making these decisions, it arrives at a definition of development. The path has weight, for it forges the character…
Senior journalist and editor for The Peepli Project
Environmental photographer & journalist documenting effects of landuse change on lives, livelihoods, species, and landscapes
Environmental photographer, filmmaker, naturalist and explorer specializing in environment, people's rights and ecology in India.
A former media reporter now writing about land acquisition and development in India.
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