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Increasing pollution in Delhi and removing vehicles from the road

In any city or country in the world, handling or reducing pollution is not an easy task; it is messy and complex and would involve the execution of a number of steps – these steps could be a matter of days or years. In addition, it is easy to pinpoint one particular suspicion or reason […]

Another Bhopal Tragedy – Oil spill off the Bombay coast

August 7 morning saw the biggest ever oil spill in India as MCS Chitra collided with MV Khalijia 10 km off the Mumbai coast with the former tilting precariously and leaking oil into the sea. An estimated 500 tonnes of oil spilled into the sea and about 250 containers, some carrying hazardous chemicals and pesticides […]

The Bhopal Gas Tragedy – Maybe something good will come out of all this, all the political discussion

The Bhopal Gas Tragedy has been one of the worst incidents in the history of India, right up there with the unpunished anti-Sikh riots of 1984, and the Gujarat anti-Muslim riots of 2002. The gas attack, in the dead night of early December 1984, had a personal connection for me. My dad had been in […]