July 7, 2018

“Live the Lakes” – The Kudikunta Restoration

‘Live the Lakes’ is a need of the hour initiative taken up by the not for profit society ‘Society for Advancement of Human Endeavour’ (SAHE) which […]
February 20, 2018

Hyderabad: Flying Kites or Creating Debris?

Every Indian adores the sport of flying kites. Memories of childhood summers and festivals such as Sankranti are all intertwined with kites. Whether one is trying […]
October 26, 2017

Jawahar Nagar: A Toxic Time Bomb

What are your worst nightmares made of? Getting lost on a mountain of filth or drowning in a lake of black ooze? This is not a […]
October 16, 2017

Hyderabad: A City in Danger

Floods are not something one normally associates with Hyderabad. We are residents who have become used to being water-deprived and pining for that extra bucket of […]
August 29, 2017

Stepwells – An ode to the Karez System of Bidar

The last post was about the state of Stepwells in our country and I shared about the Karez Water reservation system. Continuing from where I left […]
August 16, 2017

Respect the Environment and Your Bhakthi

Hyderabad produces 4,000 metric tons of garbage every day. During Ganesh festival 3,000 more metric tonnes of garbage is added every day of the festival. This […]
August 16, 2017

Say No to POP Ganesha idols this year!

I remember the excitement in my childhood of waking up on Ganesh Chathurthi morning and rushing to the local market to bring a freshly-made Ganesha idol […]
August 14, 2017

State of Stepwells in Telangana

In my last post, I shared an introduction about stepwells and their significance in history of Indian culture. These marvels are truly a symbol of amusing […]
August 11, 2017

The Ancient Bowlis of Hyderabad

We are all familiar with the areas of  Gachibowli, Enginebowli and Gangabowli but do you ever wonder how this places  got such quirky names that have […]
August 10, 2017

The Dangers of Deep Bores

It is a common misconception that the deeper you drill a bore well, the more water you will receive. People sometimes dig bores that reach a […]
August 8, 2017

How Community Events Drive Action – A Focus on Water Conservation

With an idea originating from a TEDxHyderabad Salon on Civic Responsibility in 2016, a passionate group of volunteers, water experts and rainwater harvesting professionals embarked on […]
August 8, 2017

Stepwells – The Underground Marvels

In 1864, the famous French world traveller Louis Rousselet described “[a] vast sheet of water, covered with lotuses in flower, amid which thousands of aquatic birds […]