To farewells and new beginnings

After addressing environmental issues through the prism of conflict, it is time for this newsletter to tackle a broader range of subjects.

You are reading the 24th and final edition of Thirty-six.

We launched this weekly newsletter on environmental conflicts in India, across its 28 states and eight union territories (hence the name). The Chaos team at The Morning Context published it every Wednesday, bringing original insights and even breaking stories.

The newsletter’s mandate to focus on environmental conflicts was a commendable decision. It paid heed to an ongoing evolution in the way nature is studied.

Since the dawn of modern academic disciplines, the study of nature and environmental change has been the domain of science. To understand trees, after all, biology …


Nihar Gokhale

Nihar Gokhale led the Chaos coverage at The Morning Context. Nihar wrote on the environment, the economy and resource conflicts in India. He has reported from across the country on everything from displacement, pollution and environmental violations to land regulation, corruption and human rights. He was earlier associate editor at Land Conflict Watch, and his work has appeared in Scroll, The Wire, IndiaSpend, The Caravan and Mongabay India.

Editor, Chaos