A free lance journalist based in Mumbai, India. Currently writing features for the Free Press Journal. Interested in covering a variety of beats including politics, environment, wildlife conservation, women's issues, human rights and labour rights.
The call campaign started by members of the Aarey Conservation Group (ACG) and Jhatkaa.org has brought the Aarey controversy to the foreground yet again. The petition garnered support from around 2.6 lakh citizens from across India. It was followed up by a targeted call campaign to the Chief Minister’s office, Suburban Collector and MMRCL’s Managing Director in an attempt to halt their plans to build a Metro Car Depot in Aarey.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word forest? For me, the word forest triggers a whole host of images, all of which are green – not the city green (which is sparse and tired) – the dense green – the ‘as far as the eyes can see’ green. This green is alive and healthy and vibrant and oh-so-heartbreakingly beautiful. It breathes life into everything it touches.
I have a rule which I have followed throughout my childhood. Of never watching any mainstream Hindi film. I enjoy watching Hindi movies but I am extremely choosy about what I pick. Usually, I wait for film critics I trust to review the film before buying tickets.
@NdtvLivestream Chopping down forests for the sake of building dams, airports, car sheds is not development. It's destruction. Mmrcl's metro 3 car shed is a ploy to grab forest land, nothing more. Their behaviour is not only irresponsible, it is deplorable.
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