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Water charity: What the drinking fountains of Mumbai tell us

A pyaav on Mumbai's Mohammad Ali Road

The pyaavs of Mumbai aren’t just public fountains but a repository of memories, architectural history and an important lesson in water philanthropy. Swapna Joshi, a PhD Student at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, studies them closely to find new meaning in the old.  Read more

Nature India Special Issue on ‘Grand Challenges’

Nature India Special Issue on 'Grand Challenges'

As part of Nature India’s 10th anniversary celebrations, we produced a special issue on ‘Grand Challenges’. (Download your free copy here.)  … Read more

Pollution woes: Is methanol a solution?

A smog-riddled Delhi day during peak winter, December 2017

Every winter, the northern plains of India are engulfed in toxic fumes, emanating from crop stubble burnt by farmers in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Western UP. Coupled with that, air pollutants from power plants, and vehicles choke the mega cities.   … Read more

A scientist who can cut your electricity bill

Aaswath Raman

Mumbai-born Aaswath Raman, who grew up in Canada and is now a Canadian citizen, researches unique new ways of harnessing a largely unexploited renewable source of energy — the cold of the universe. Raman moved to the USA for his bachelor’s degree in 2002 and is currently a research associate with the Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University, where he investigates “radiative or sky cooling” to develop prototype systems for cooling, refrigeration and beyond.  Read more

Nature India partners with ICRISAT for InterDrought-V

Nature India partners with ICRISAT for InterDrought-V

Nature India is proud to be associated with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) as media partner for the fifth edition of the InterDrought conference being held in Hyderabad (February 21-25, 2017).  Read more

Tyler Prize for Indian environment policy maker

Madhav Gadgil

Madhav Gadgil, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Goa University and Chair of India’s expert panel on Western Ghats ecology, shares this year’s prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement with Jane Lubchenco of Oregon State University, USA. The 2015 Tyler Prize, announced today, recognises their leadership and engagement in the development of conservation and sustainability policies in India, the United States and internationally.  Read more