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Ballerinas of Najafgarh
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Ballerinas of Najafgarh

Flamingos have found an unlikely habitat in a squalid Delhi ‘drain’ If you ask a farmer in South West Delhi’s Najafgarh where the ‘Najafgarh jheel’ is, chances are he will quizzically ask, “Kaunsi jheel (Which lake)? Aap naale ki baat kar rahen hain (Are you talking about the drain)?” At first sight, the Najafgarh wetland looks forbidding. An impenetrable olive-green … Continue reading

Wet/Land
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Wet/Land

Land or wetland?

A waste of land?

A look at our curious bipolarity towards wetlands, which teem with life but are valued more as land than waterbody.

This piece appeared in February this year, since then the National Green Tribunal has called for the re-establishment of the National Wetland Regulation Authority. Continue reading