Earth

  • Plastic What’s It Like to Go Without Plastic For Two Years? I Found Out the Hard Way

    Trying to live sustainably is not easy. Some days, I’m too tired to fight the battle. It’s hard, time-consuming, frustrating, inconvenient, and expensive. But I know it’s worth it.

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  • Indian Mom: The OG Enthusiast of Recycling and Sustainable Living

    When I was growing up, milk packets would be washed and stuck on kitchen tiles for drying – for rotis to be packed in for lunch. After a little wear and tear, mom would fold the plastic packets and use them as a trivet. Long before recycling became hip, every middle-class household practiced it.

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  • What Will it Take to End Our Toxic Affair With Plastic?

    How do you say goodbye to something you’ve known your entire life? After all, plastic is almost like an honorary family member in most middle-class households. But, to paraphrase Spider Man, “With great awareness, comes great responsibility.”

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  • Delhi vs Mumbai: Mere Paas Ped Hain

    Whichever way you lean in the age-old debate of Delhi vs Mumbai, you have to admit the capital holds the edge in one area. Delhi HC’s order saving 16,500 trees from being chopped is a far cry from axe-happy Mumbai’s approach of felling 5,000 trees for Metro-3.

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  • Fashion How Your Fast Fashion is Slowly Killing the Earth

    Our clothes now hardly last us for a year, and yet each piece of machine-made denim sold takes about a hundred litres of water to make. Once the denim loses its grip, it finds a way into our landfills. And that polyester in your jacket takes about 200 years to decompose.

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  • slums A Nation of Litterbugs: Why Swachh Bharat Will Always Remain an Unfulfilled Dream

    Not only do Indians have an astonishing lack of civic sense, we can also counter it with classic whataboutery. India will continue to top lists of dirtiest cities in the world, until we teach the next generation to pick up after themselves, instead of posing with brooms on social media.

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  • ShailBalaSharma Murder: The Price of Your Hill Station Holiday

    The shooting and murder of Shail Bala Sharma, the Kasauli corporator, has exposed the rotten heart of the mountains. And we – who retreat to the hills every chance we get – are responsible for the corruption hill towns are steeped in. The problem is that our relationship with these pieces of paradise, is all take and no give.

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  • Versova Say Hello to 80 Happy Lil Turtle Shells

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  • Plastic Life After Plastic. It’s Fantastic

    Years before plastic became pervasive, you went to buy ration swinging a cloth bag. The local butcher wrapped up your mutton in yesterday’s newspaper. But plastic adapted itself like a shape-shifting hydra to suit our urban needs.

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  • delhipollution Death By Breath | Documentary | Children Of a Choking City

    Two years of being the most polluted city in the world has had an adverse effect on the children of New Delhi. See their story in Death by Breath, an Arré Indian Express production.

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