In light of recent alarming trends in air quality of India, I felt that it is a good idea to revisit one of the most important environmental legislation to have come into effect in India, and to see what the government had in mind when it came out with this Act. The Air (Prevention and […]Read More India’s Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
You only need to step into any major market in the country to find yourself staring at huge, relentless suggestions and titles and images of all the shops vying for your attention. While the psychological impacts of banners and advertising are significant, that’s not what I’m covering today. It’s the very medium/material that is used […]Read More Flex boards and the problem of “poison plastic”
Noise pollution is a major issue in today’s urban areas. From factories to vehicles, from machinery to daily equipment, everything produces a noise that is having a significant impact on the ambient environment as well as the health and well being of humans. In India, an added problem is that Indians are naturally a very […]Read More Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000
In the latest news from Delhi’s crazy haze, schools have decided to close for the next three days because of the unbearable smog. The situation remains critical, with many people complaining of burning eyes and retching tastes when they step outside. Kids can celebrate their extra holidays by staying put inside their houses. This is […]Read More Delhi air: So bad kids can’t go to school anymore!
Click here, and here to make a change in Delhi’s air (but go ahead, read the post too). Diwali is a time of jubilation. It is a time when we run around the place in new clothes, boggling sweets and putting on weight. There’s smiles, laughter and if your Diwali is anything like it is […]Read More Clean air: Something Delhi hasn’t seen in a while
As little as 15 minutes ago, I was at a local park doing pull ups (16 in one go. Personal best!). While I was at it, a group of 5 kids, the eldest not more than 9 years old, came rushing into the park. They were very excited. One of them was carrying a figure; […]Read More “What evil are we burning away by adding pollutants into our atmosphere?”
Dear 21st century humans, Odds and evens. Come the New Year, amongst all the hype and hoola around another year, we have the Delhi Government set to tackle it’s major new year resolution: reducing the air pollution of the city. The Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Khejriwal has come up with a policy of allowing cars […]Read More Odd-even: Delhi enters the pollution battle