The fast and furious route to riding roughshod over forests

Twenty-eight states, eight union territories and the most pressing environmental conflict in each. Thirty-six is a weekly newsletter by our Chaos team on countless ecosystems in flux across India. You’re reading the second issue.

I want to start this edition of 36 with a question. Do you remember some of the environment-related headlines that often popped up almost a decade ago? If not, let me quickly remind you about one of the most controversial articles, which is representative of the general tone and narrative of media coverage at the time.

“Green Terror” screamed a headline on the cover of India …


Akshay Deshmane

Akshay is an investigative reporter and former writer at The Morning Context. Based in Delhi, he writes about the environment, public policy and economy from the lens of the pulls and pressures of an ambitious democracy. Akshay uses the right to information extensively for reporting stories of vital public interest. Over the past decade and more, he has worked for HuffPost India, Frontline, The Economic Times, Down To Earth and DNA.