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.

Ahmedabad City WaterWalks – Sabarmati beyond the Barrage

(This is a guest blog by Vrushti Mawani with inputs from Renu Desai, Dipani Sutaria & Mansi Shah, who are taking the lead for the Ahmedabad leg of our City Water Walks initiative.) Maps by Mansi Shah The Ahmedabad Water Walks were hosted in October 2016 Ahmedabad’s history, including its settlement as a ‘city’ in the earlyContinue reading “Ahmedabad City WaterWalks – Sabarmati beyond the Barrage”

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”

The Price of Exclusivity

This post was written a few weeks ago and the experience still relays the same story. What has become clearer is the politics of water and the river, a long term political play. This article first appeared on South Asia Network for Dams Rivers and People’s website. As the Ganga rises, filling the streets andContinue reading “The Price of Exclusivity”

Walking from Varanasi to Allahabad: Moving Upstream

This is a guest blog by Ankit Batheja. He had recently joined our ongoing Moving Upstream project for a week and walked alongside Siddharth from Varanasi to Allahabad. The journey would have taken merely 2 hours, each bus and auto passing through was a big temptation to end this exertion, but making it a 5Continue reading “Walking from Varanasi to Allahabad: Moving Upstream”

The Story of an Island – Part 2

Read Part 1 here: The Story of an Island. Walking through the island i came across a hand pump in front of a mud house in the village of Idrakpur, filled my LifeStraw and took a sip. My confidence in LifeStraw’s ability to clean the water made me drink it, but not before the pungent odour reminded meContinue reading “The Story of an Island – Part 2”

The Story of an Island

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The questions kept coming in like a continuous ambush, curiosity further aroused with each answer. The crowd thinned out, leaving behind the keen ones to further continue the conversation but sometimes it just gathers a bigger set of people to listen. While i waited for the ferry to cross over to the island of Indrakpur,Continue reading “The Story of an Island”

What it Means to Walk Across India

Smiles disappear, conversations die out, huddles form and eyes widen with amazement, such is the welcome that i receive often. Welcome to my journal of personal experiences about what it means to walk across India, with as weird a face as mine, a bright orange ruck sack that weighs around 15 kilograms and a handfulContinue reading “What it Means to Walk Across India”

This will close in 0 seconds