Mumbai District

Applications invited for 'Young India Fellowship (YIF) Programme', Ashoka University, Mumbai
A vision to develop committed change agents for India through a multi-disciplinary programme guided by eminent leaders and scholars of our times. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 3 months ago

For further information on Ashoka University, please click here.

For details on the fellowship programme, click here and here.

Registration open for a short course 'Water resources of India', Mohile Parikh Centre, Mumbai
A short course based on the book 'Oxford India Short Introductions' which are authoritative and accessible introductions to different aspects of India, facilitated by the author A. Vaidyanathan. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 3 months ago

For details on the course, please click here.

For more information on the book 'Water resources of India', Oxford University Press, India, click here.

Mohile Parikh Centre, Mumbai
Gujarat farmers protest proposed nuclear park
News this week - Gujarat farmers oppose nuclear plant, drought hits Bihar and an eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi in Surat. ravleen posted 7 years 3 months ago

Gujarat farmers oppose Mithivirdi nuclear plant

Nuclear power or people's power Source: Wikipedia
Invitation for a seminar ' Save Ganga & Save Himalayas ', Save Ganga Movement, Mumbai, October 2, 2013
A free and frank critical discussion on ways and means to save the Ganga and the Himalayas through a Gandhian movement of non violence. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 4 months ago

For more details on the meeting cum panel discussion, please click here.

Please see below for the attachments that provide more information on the invitation .

Save Ganga Movement
200-crore penalty for Adani's Mundra port
News this week: 200-crore penalty on Mundra port, Parliament passes Land Acquisition Bill and dengue spreads in Mumbai. ravleen posted 7 years 4 months ago

POLICY MATTERS

200-crore penalty for Adani's Mundra port

Land reclaimation from the sea at the Mundra Port
Applications invited for the post of Sanitation Campaign Manager, Haiyya, Mumbai
Haiyya's vision is to break through urban apathy and create a citizenry that is not only aware of its rights but willing and able to act to make a difference in their communities. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 4 months ago

For more information on the organisation, please click here.

For further details on the vacancy, please see the attachment below.

The Water Catchers
The book is a must-read for children to help them understand the importance of water conservation. Bhairavi Parekh, the author, shares her experience on writing the book and on water. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 4 months ago

'The Water Catchers’ is a story of an unlikely hero, an unassuming boy living in the concrete, water-deprived city of Mumbai. The boy named Chintu, has a simple wish - to find water in the village called Tintodan of his forefathers.

A children's book on water Source-Clker
Shanty City: Mumbai
Resettlement of slum dwellers isn't always the answer to their problems. Dr. Sapna Doshi, a researcher from the USA, presents her findings on the development of slums across Mumbai. Hamsa Iyer posted 7 years 5 months ago

Cities and slums coexist in India. Some view these slums as shanties that destroy the image of a world class city while others view them as informal groups that support the city for its needs.

Mumbai slums Source: Mark Adkins
Invite to a book release 'Ecological and Environmental reporting in India- A handbook for media,NGOs and people', Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai
A handbook by Santosh Shintre, an active environmental journalist sabitakaushal posted 7 years 6 months ago

Organisers

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

Venue

BNHS, Hornbill House, 
Dr Salik Ali Chowk
Shahid Bhagt Singh Marg
Mumbai-1

About the book

BNHS, India
Rain rain go away, our cities can't keep the water at bay!
Poor urban planning and reckless construction leave India incapable of welcoming the much-needed monsoon. ravleen posted 7 years 6 months ago

Breaking news! The monsoon is here! It hit Kerala on June 1 and with that put an end to newspapers stories on drought in India highlighted by pictures of farmers standing on cracked earth and staring up at the sunny skies. However, very soon there will be Page-1 picture spreads of water-logged cities with traffic jams and harried people titled "The city is drowning"!

Water logging on city streets