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About

I am not sure what to call myself … perhaps most appropriate would be an Indian environmentalist working on development – environment interface, biodiversity policy, and alternatives. Environment and wildlife have been passions since high school in Delhi, when (in 1978-79) I helped found Kalpavriksh, a non-profit organisation in India which deals with environmental and development issues. From that time onwards I’ve been associated with peoples’ movements like Narmada Bachao Andolan and Beej Bachao Andolan. I finished my Masters in Sociology in mid-1980s, but did not continue in regular academics. From then till mid-1990s…

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Areas of Interest & Experience

I have been studying, researching, vocalising and working hands-on on various issues related to the environment – from wildlife and biodiversity to community participation in conservation and sustainable livelihoods.

Agriculture

Biodiversity

Civil Society

COVID-19

Democracy

Development

Education

Energy

Environment

Humour

Tourism

Worldviews

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