Connaught Place Pedestrianisation: A Critical Analysis

Connaught Place Pedestrianisation: A Critical Analysis

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Introduction The Indian government has decided to introduce the month of February as “Car Free” in CP or the “CP Pedestrianisation”. The initiative has attracted a lot of attention both positive and negative from people of different stratas. The idea is to see as to whether an initiative like this can help in controlling the […]

The Pollution Paradox of India: Brief Insight of Current Pollution Condition

The Pollution Paradox of India: Brief Insight of Current Pollution Condition

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Device, Enviornment, Pollution | No Comments

Introduction The case of bad air quality management in India is quite peculiar. Although it should be a concern of the whole population. However, upon further assessment, it is very evidently present that the issue of air quality management in India is a complete class-centric problem. What is even funny is that a greater share […]

Clean Cookstove: an initiative for better tomorrow

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Enviornment, Pollution | No Comments

Nearly three billion people around the world burn wood, charcoal, animal dung, or coal in open fires or in inefficient stoves for daily cooking and heating. This reliance on inefficient cookstoves and fuels leads to a wide variety of environmental problems, including deforestation, air pollution, and climate change. In sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, the lack of […]

The 12-year-old girl that silenced the world for five minutes

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Enviornment, Pollution | No Comments

Severn Suzuki, 12-year-old with her friends asked basic environmental questions at ‘United Nations conference on Environment and Development Rio de Janeiro, 3-4 June 1992’.  We wish to repeat these questions in 2016,  ask out loud, again and again-  how worst have we gone since then and do we wish to change, change at all? In November […]

To combat air inequality, governments and researchers must open their data

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Open-Data | No Comments

Both urban and rural parts of India face poor air quality, and Delhi, in particular, has been in the media limelight for high levels of air pollution. In November this year, Delhi faced an extreme air pollution episode which resulted in soaring sales of air purifiers and masks, and demand for action on air pollution. […]

Best Natural Ways to Keep Indoor Air Clean!!

Best Natural Ways to Keep Indoor Air Clean!!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Pollution | No Comments

Some of the best natural remedies to solve the problem of bad air quality indoors are: a) Good Ventilation Channels: Trickle vents can some of the best ways to ensure that air is properly ventilated and at the same time harmful air that is outside can be prevented from entering indoors. b) Using Beeswax Candles:  […]

Test Field Setup

Test Field Setup

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Kumbha Mela Test Market | No Comments

Currently the Kumbha Mela is taking place in Nashik. Nashik has 1.3 lakh inhabitants but during Kumbha Mela it easily pops up to 1 cruore people a day – especially at the three most significant days, the three Shabi Snans. We want to show how environmental data such as air quality, dust, CO, CO2 and […]

Tackling pollution should begin at the source.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Pollution | No Comments

A lesson to be learnt.  Marine Litter Vital Graphics, highlights why it is important to act now to avoid living in a sea of plastic by mid-century. It highlights that a lasting solution to the problem of plastic pollution must include tackling it as its source.  It is co-authored by the United Nationals Environment Programme (UNEP), and […]

They pay to know their particulate matter!!

They pay to know their particulate matter!!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Open-Data | No Comments

An extremely well-framed article by Jayshree Nandi on  how people are gradually becoming aware and concerned towards the quality of air that they are breathing as well as their eagerness to assess the condition through numbers. The story is a very good pointer to the fact that the way the state regulatories are focused and approaching the issue […]

Interesting Lesson to Learn from Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

Interesting Lesson to Learn from Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Open-Data | No Comments

Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is going to witness a big change with the innovative ideas being introduced by its municipality department. The Municipality of Anchorage, this month has introduced an online resident portal for municipal questions, comments and concerns.  Within that portal the Municipality of Anchorage launched #ANCWorks!, which is an  online tool for […]