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…
Areas of Interest & Experience
I have been studying, vocalising, advocating, networking, and writing on various issues related to environment and development – wildlife and biodiversity, community participation in governance, sustainable livelihoods, ecological crises, and radical alternatives. This website covers my books and articles, engagements and affiliations, art and poetry, since the late 1970s.
- Environmental Aspects of Sardar Sarovar Project
- India as G20 President: Fit for purpose?
- A Clash of Worldviews
- Colonisers and colonised – why do the formerly colonised become colonisers?
- We bloom for you
- The Flower of Transformation Blooms in Kurdistan