Interviews

In conversation with Rohini Nilekani: Water, societal platform thinking and COVID-19 response
We are in conversation with Ms. Rohini Nilekani, a committed philanthropist, author and social activist. She founded Arghyam almost two decades ago and has been a key ideator in the water sector. Swati Bansal posted 6 months 3 weeks ago
Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson, Arghyam
Providing safe drinking water, in difficult times!
How does Piramal Sarvajal plan to deal with the water crisis in the country? aartikelkar posted 7 months 1 week ago
Safe drinking water, in difficult times (Image Source: PIramal Sarvajal)
Vulnerable, in the time of Covid-19!
Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune has designed a Covid-19 response programme for vulnerable communities. aartikelkar posted 7 months 1 week ago
Meeting the basic needs of vulnerable communities during Covid-19 (Image Source: SOPPECOM)
Springing back to life
Jal Jeevan Mission can go a long way to promote springshed management and ensure source sustainability of spring based piped water supply. Amita Bhaduri posted 7 months 1 week ago
Image: Flickr Commons
Out of the frying pan into the fire
The Covid pandemic has worsened the condition of migrant women farmers, who have been left with no food, water, shelter and means of subsistence while cities have come to a standstill. aartikelkar posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
Farm women, the worse sufferers of the Covid 19 pandemic (Image Source: Seema Kulkarni)
The Karnataka State Water Policy 2019
The Karnataka Jnana Aayoga (KJA) set up a Task Group to draft a new water policy for Karnataka in December 2017 and the report is now in public domain. What are the suggestions that the report makes? aartikelkar posted 10 months 1 week ago
Groundwater depletion, a growing challenge (Image Source: India Water Portal)
In conversation with K. J. Joy of SOPPECOM
In this interview, Joy talks about his work as an activist working in rural Maharashtra, and how he came to work on water conflicts in India. priyad posted 1 year 1 month ago
KJ Joy speaks at a felicitation for the late Professor Ramaswamy Iyer.
Solving the energy conundrum
Some lessons for transition to small scale solar energy in rural areas from the work of MAJLIS, a collective of dalit and adivasi women in Madhya Pradesh. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 2 months ago
There has to be a policy shift for decentralised off grid or distributed generation catering to small communities. (Image: MAJLIS)
Can we gain from changing rains?
While changing rainfall patterns, increased frequency of cyclones, droughts and floods threaten food and water security in India, adaptation strategies to cope with these changes are crucial. aartikelkar posted 1 year 9 months ago
Changing rainfall patterns in India (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
The Naga Pride
The film, The Naga Pride tells the story of the transformation of a Naga tribe from being Amur falcon hunters to protectors. makarandpurohit posted 1 year 11 months ago
Amur Falcons (Screenshot of the film The Naga Pride, Source: Sumanth Kuduvalli)