Youth voices for clean air in Punjab

Let Me Breathe, a community platform for sharing stories related to environment recently announced the winner of its Clean Air Punjab competition. This was the first of its kind competition focused on sharing stories related to air pollution and health in Punjab. More about the programme here. The team received more than 70 entries on … Continue reading Youth voices for clean air in Punjab

National Clean Air Programme: What’s in the words?

Comment period is currently open for the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP, see blog entry here), and Shahzad Gani conducted a text analytics assessment of the document to identify words and themes. Some interesting patterns emerged from this analysis. The words 'air' and 'pollution' were mentioned more than 100 times in the NCAP document. Here … Continue reading National Clean Air Programme: What’s in the words?

Air Pollution in Hinjawadi

Hinjawadi is a suburb located in Pune (Maharashtra), India, mainly known for the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park. The 2800-acre IT park in Hinjawadi, houses hundreds of companies of different sizes. (Wikipedia) A poem on the current situation of air pollution in the area: धुआँ धुआँ जल रहा गांव मेरा, कफन से बांध दिया मुँह मेरा। घुट … Continue reading Air Pollution in Hinjawadi

LetMeBreathe (LMB)- #PollutionStories

Let Me Breathe (LMB) is a platform that provides space to document and tell stories of living and surviving air pollution in India. It started out as a hashtag used by Delhiites while uploading their videologs documenting their days of high pollution but over time has quickly developed into a pan India movement. LMB combines … Continue reading LetMeBreathe (LMB)- #PollutionStories