Walking, Stopping, Painting – Moving Upstream: Ganga

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Left, right, left, right, left, right In my head my legs are the extreme ends of a swinging pendulum, repeating the same movements, but surely getting somewhere. In that sense walking long distances is like a physical metaphor of time passing. And when walking in India, you pass through space and time while passingContinue reading “Walking, Stopping, Painting – Moving Upstream: Ganga”

Downstream Extinctions – Mahakali River

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Pancheshwar dam is proposed to be taller than any dam currently standing on earth. It also happens to be the dam that might impound the still free Mahakali river, the last Himalayan river that still flows free from source to confluence. There have been various reports about the many technical issues with the constructionContinue reading “Downstream Extinctions – Mahakali River”

Application call – Betwa – Moving Upstream

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Challenge:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The Moving Upstream: Betwa program is a new addition to our Moving Upstream project series. This open call is for applicants interested in tracing on foot a certain section of the Betwa River, documenting various facets according to the brief given to them. The first phase will cover the stretch from the confluence with River Yamuna at HamirpurContinue reading “Application call – Betwa – Moving Upstream”

Moving Upstream : Betwa – Introduction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”About Moving Upstream:”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The ‘Moving Upstream’ series by Veditum is an attempt to document the rivers of India, bringing out first person narratives as well as large scale data archives on the river ecosystem and life of the people of the basin. We hope to bring out this information to the public in an openContinue reading “Moving Upstream : Betwa – Introduction”

Tragedy of Media Errors – Ken Betwa River Linking Project

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What is happening?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]News reports with updates on the government’s plans to interlink Indian rivers have been surfacing on a daily basis. Most reports however, appear to have given up on the idea of exercising any caution or due diligence. This particular piece was triggered after encountering a bunch of articles published in the IndianContinue reading “Tragedy of Media Errors – Ken Betwa River Linking Project”

Tuberculatus trees, Rain Forests and Cauvery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To do or not to do? There are few things in life that leave me utterly fascinated. When you step into the world of forestry, you realize that the world of ecology – leaving behind the technicalities of science and panic-inducing calculus – is one that is filled with wisdom ready to be imparted toContinue reading “Tuberculatus trees, Rain Forests and Cauvery”

Ahmedabad City WaterWalks – Of Water, Birds and Beings

(This is a guest blog by Dipani Sutaria and Renu Desai with inputs from Mansi Shah and Vrushti Mawani, who are taking the lead for the Ahmedabad leg of our City Water Walks initiative) Maps and graphics by Mansi Shah.

Ganga: Moving Upstream – Second Leg

Rewind: Last June, as part of our Moving Upstream series of projects, Siddharth started walking along the river Ganga from Gangasagar, West Bengal. Moving from the ocean to the glaciers at 14000 feet, the attempt was to present a very personal narrative of the Ganga and stories of the people who affect and are affected by it. This was the firstContinue reading “Ganga: Moving Upstream – Second Leg”

City Water Walks Mumbai

The first edition of the Mumbai walks saw us visiting Powai lake as permissions for our visit planned for Vihar lake didn’t come through. Conducted with the support of Sanctuary Asia and led by Dr. Parvish Pandya, we learnt a great deal about the situation in Mumbai. The History Mumbai is a city that was found inContinue reading “City Water Walks Mumbai”

Chennai City Water Walks

(This is a guest post by Prithvi Mahadevan, who is taking the lead for the Chennai leg of our City Water Walks initiative.)   I was strolling on one of the beaches in Chennai, when Akshay got in touch with me and presented me with the wonderful idea of ‘City Water Walks’ and ‘Moving Upstream’. It all seemed bizarre to me then,Continue reading “Chennai City Water Walks”