Silk from the Sewer

Story and Photography by Isabella Porras Green bushels of mulberry swaying in the wind. The untouched potential of wastewater. A journey to silk. Photojournalist Isabella Porras follows the journey of silk production In rural Karnataka, from the innovative use of unwanted waste water to the weaving of silk saris worth thousands of rupees. tWS: BENGALURU … Continue reading Silk from the Sewer

Ganesh Chaturthi: A Corrosion of Water and Faith

Story and Photography by Rhett Kleine Groups of young men chant Vedic hymns around the small pond alongside Sankey Lake in Bangalore, Karnataka. Statues of the Hindu god Ganesh are the centre of these religious devotions, one stands at the height of a man. tWS: A PLASTER of Paris Ganesh idol is draped in flowers … Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi: A Corrosion of Water and Faith

Leaks, Lobbyists and Laziness

Story by Navashree Nandini In February 2018, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) busted a water tanker racket in Masjid Bunder. Officials say the local mafia were selling water at 300 rupees per tanker.  In October 2018, about 5000 residents from the Evershine Global City Complex in Vasai-Virar region took to the streets claiming the water … Continue reading Leaks, Lobbyists and Laziness

Young People are Solving our Global Water Crisis

Story by Courtney Thomas  Nearly half of India has no access to portable water. The country faces various challenges because of water shortages, climate change and pollution. The solution: educating children on the importance of water conservation. It is vital for the survival of generations to come. Naman Kumar, a year 12 student from Delhi … Continue reading Young People are Solving our Global Water Crisis

Water, sanitation and the schoolyard

Story by Samara McRae Many places in India face a water crisis of some sort, and this is certainly true of the country’s government schools which often struggle with poor sanitation and water shortages.  Improving the situation requires fresh thinking and new ideas. In this article we take a look at three different approaches. Better, cleaner … Continue reading Water, sanitation and the schoolyard

Regreening the concrete jungle

Story by Courtney Thomas and Photography by Adam Waters The south Indian city of Bangalore was once known for its beautiful lakes and rich greenery, but due to urbanisation over recent decades, much of that natural greenspace has been lost and the city is now dominated by concrete. In fact, experts say the city has … Continue reading Regreening the concrete jungle

A Problem Political

Story by Joshua Holmes Kemps Corner – a suburb at the southern end of Mumbai made up of picturesque colonial buildings dating back to British settlement, is the embodiment of old-money and wealth. It’s also the perfect example of a well-regulated community with access to clean potable water available in abundance for cooking, cleaning and … Continue reading A Problem Political