24/05/2023 - 11:37

In the previous blog of this series, we discussed planned obsolescence as a business strategy where products are intentionally designed with a limited li

22/05/2023 - 11:36

As humanity grapples with the urgent threat of climate change, there is a growing reliance on finding new and innovative solutions to tackle this existential crisis. Among the many available tools at our disposal, perhaps none holds as much promise as artificial intelligence (AI). With its remarkable ability to analyze vast amounts of data, identify patterns, and make predictions, AI is quickly emerging as a vital tool in the fight against climate change.

18/05/2023 - 09:43

Air pollution is a global problem affecting millions of people’s health and well-being. It is a complex issue that has far-reaching effects on the environment and human health.

12/04/2023 - 10:37

December 1924 was a significant time during which several prominent light bulb manufacturers, including General Electric, Osram, Philips, and Compagnie des Lampes, engaged in a conspiracy to artificially shorten the lifespan of their products. The usual standard for incandescent light bulbs burning hours was reduced from 2,500 in 1924 to 1,000 by 1940.

30/03/2023 - 15:46

 The Indian Environmental Protection Act, 1986, states that the term ‘environment’ includes water, air and land and the inter-relationship which exists among and between water, air and land, and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organisms and property.

27/03/2023 - 12:07

Climate change is a global phenomenon that is affecting every aspect of our lives. As we bear witness to its unprecedented and devastating impacts day in and day out, we must also grapple with the reality that our global economy is not immune to its effects. Inflation, the persistent increase in prices of goods and services over time, is an economic phenomenon that has long been studied and debated by economists and policymakers alike.

02/02/2023 - 15:24

I recently had an interaction with an environmentalist relating to my research on environmental crime.

10/01/2023 - 12:02

COP27 was a much-awaited climate summit as vulnerable developing countries and low-and middle-income countries were expecting definitive action to be taken in light of the growing visible impacts of climate change. Up until this year, COPs had a reputation of unkept promises and ambitions. But after the devastating impacts of climate change in the form of extreme weather events, the planet was awaiting real action by world leaders.

04/01/2023 - 11:59

‘Pop culture’  otherwise known as popular culture refers to the mainstream cultural elements of people’s lives at a given point in time. It is  often driven by the West and  can include any popular and ‘in vogue’ music, fashion, art, television and movies, food habits, physical wellness and even relationships. Pop culture can also be called consumer culture since it reflects people’s and society’s lifestyle choices as a consumer and is often associated with trends of mass consumption.

24/11/2022 - 16:21

This blog is a continuation of the ‘environmental crime: a brief introduction’ blog and is aimed at helping the reader understand the limitations of how environmental crime data in India is compile