Wed, 24/05/2023 - 16:41

The acronym ‘GPT’, popularised by ChatGPT, is a widely used term nowadays in the context of an ‘ask me anything’ invitation - an AI algorithm which can clear bar exams, write your resumes, create music, do your homework, etc. But there is another GPT which you ought to know, as terrestrial beings

Wed, 24/05/2023 - 12:05

In the previous blog of this series, we discussed planned obsolescence as a business strategy where products are intentionally designed with a limited lifespan to encourage replacement and increase profits. This practice by companies is considered a corporate environmental crime and can take many

Mon, 22/05/2023 - 11:42

As humanity grapples with the urgent threat of climate change, there is a growing reliance on finding new and innovative solutions to tackle this existential crisis. Among the many available tools at our disposal, perhaps none holds as much promise as artificial intelligence (AI). With its

Thu, 18/05/2023 - 09:47

Air pollution is a global problem affecting millions of people’s health and well-being. It is a complex issue that has far-reaching effects on the environment and human health. According to a report by the Lancet Commission on pollution and health, in 2019, air pollution was the leading

Wed, 12/04/2023 - 14:01

December 1924 was a significant time during which several prominent light bulb manufacturers, including General Electric, Osram, Philips, and Compagnie des Lampes, engaged in a conspiracy to artificially shorten the lifespan of their products. The usual standard for incandescent light bulbs burning

Thu, 30/03/2023 - 15:48

The Indian Environmental Protection Act, 1986, states that the term ‘environment’ includes water, air and land and the inter-relationship which exists among and between water, air and land, and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organisms and property. The word ‘inter-relationship’

Mon, 27/03/2023 - 12:11

Climate change is a global phenomenon that is affecting every aspect of our lives. As we bear witness to its unprecedented and devastating impacts day in and day out, we must also grapple with the reality that our global economy is not immune to its effects. Inflation, the persistent increase in

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 15:30

I recently had an interaction with an environmentalist relating to my research on environmental crime. Upon hearing the term ‘environmental crime’, he wondered aloud if in India our environmental jurisprudence prefers to use ‘environmental violation’ as opposed to ‘environmental crime.’ No doubt

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 09:59

COP27 was a much-awaited climate summit as vulnerable developing countries and low-and middle-income countries were expecting definitive action to be taken in light of the growing visible impacts of climate change. Up until this year, COPs had a reputation of unkept promises and ambitions. But after

Wed, 04/01/2023 - 11:59

‘Pop culture’ otherwise known as popular culture refers to the mainstream cultural elements of people’s lives at a given point in time. It is often driven by the West and can include any popular and ‘in vogue’ music, fashion, art, television and movies, food habits, physical wellness and even

Fri, 25/11/2022 - 12:17

This blog is a continuation of the ‘environmental crime: a brief introduction’ blog and is aimed at helping the reader understand the limitations of how environmental crime data in India is compiled. Environmental crimes in India are registered under a few special and local laws (SLLs). Until 2013

Thu, 10/11/2022 - 10:06

Research on the correlation between climate change and mental health is a new but rapidly growing field. The term mental health in particular does not refer to mental illness, mental problems and mental disorders alone but also includes states of mental wellness, emotional resilience and