Cover Story and Featured Stories

The Prime Minister envisions a ‘Clean India’. Will it just remain an ambitious dream or can Modi deliver?
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

In spite of its supposedly excellent green cover, the air in Delhi has become the dirtiest in the world
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

The ill effects of the almost institutional practice of open-air defecation can no longer be ignored, and to clean up the government might have to dirty its hands 
Lily Tekseng Delhi

The conversation about the relationship between caste and sanitation, therefore, must also encompass new ways of segregation and exploitation that is made possible by the primarily upper caste/middle class-driven notions of development
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

It is time for democracy to hear its future
Manash Bhattacharjee Delhi 

With the e-waste burden mounting, India still has no clue as to how to deal with this toxic dump
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

A decentralised system of segregating and disposing waste will go a long way in cleaning up our landfills
Pinky Chandran and Sandya Narayanan Bengaluru 

Why do waste-pickers continue to be a neglected lot, in spite of their vital contribution to keeping a city clean? 
PinkyChandran, KabirArora and Nalini Shekhar Bengaluru 

Menstrual taboos have thwarted any healthy discussions around producing and disposing of sanitary napkins in an ecologically sound way
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

Analysts are pressed to divine meaning in the synchrony of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India with troop manoeuvres on the border 
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi 

Floods in Kashmir could have been managed better if there was a reliable early warning system
Himanshu Upadhya Bengaluru

Our first PM’s vision for India remains significant in neo-communalist times
Harish Khare Delhi