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Sulagna Chattopadhyay

Sulagna Chattopadhyay
LIGHTS · Geography and You

MPhil

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Introduction
Sulagna Chattopadhyay currently works as Editor, Geography and You. Her most recent work is due to be published by Springer in book (ed.) titled Climate Change and the White World. The book is co-edited by PS Goel and R Ravindra.
Additional affiliations
April 2001 - present
LIGHTS (Learning in Geography, Humanities, Technology and Science), New Delhi
Position
  • Editor
Description
  • She is the founding member of Geography and You (G'nY) - a development magazine; since its inception in 2001. Till now 125 issues of the magazine has been printed. She had studied in Jawaharlal Nehru University and prior to that in Kolkata.
Education
July 1993 - August 2001
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Field of study
  • Center for Study of Regional Development

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AI comes with a promise of overcoming a majority of healthcare barriers that beleaguer India. This feature explores few AI applications that are currently in use in India and outlines challenges that need to be overcome in the coming decade.
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Coastal landforms constitute erosional or depositional features. Sea cliff, sea caves, sea arches etc., are erosional landforms whereas landforms such as beach, bar, barrier are depositional in nature.
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Spread across eight countries, the Hindukush-Himalaya region supports a population of 234 million. Its increased vulnerability in the context of climate change calls for a forum to address the concerns of the people through scientific consensus. Experiences of a common scientific language amongst the stakeholders of the Arctic Council may be a sign...
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Damdama and Badhkal, two prominent lakes situated in the north and south of the Aravalli outcrops, have all but vanished. Increasing human interference, unprecedented rise in built up area, privatisation of land for recreational purposes and unsustainable cropping activities in recent years are wiping out these lakes.
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The strongest feature of Indian democracy is the high rate of participation of citizens in elections. Voter turnout, political awareness and participation of women in elections are constantly changing and are affected by various factors like literacy, economic development and influence of the media.
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Tagore’s Shantiniketan mingles provinciality with a world view, so finely entwined that art becomes a language.
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Ever since independence, dams were looked upon as the temples of modern India, our saviour against droughts, and partners in India’s development. However, ill-conceived structures devoid of environmental assessment and lack of upstream and downstream flow data have turned them into killers throughout the length and breadth of the country.
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The plant inhabitants of prehistoric swamps serve as a source of coal. Peat, lignite, bituminous and anthracite are the major varieties of coal found.
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India has been the proverbial land of snakes, elephants and tigers; and of maharajahs and their hunting entourage. So enigmatic is the picture that we are unable to wake up to reality and smell the coff ee, so to speak. As history unfolded post Independence, India did a zombie march through legacies left behind by the haloed British. Seeing what th...
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Using the vast resource of rooftops and kitchen gardens in urban and rural areas to promote swajaivik farming through intensive trainings.
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Sanitary napkins are indeed hygienic—eliminating a plethora of diseases for the user. However, it is a little known fact that these products are largely plastics in various synthetic combinations. As a nation with 310 million potential users unregulated rise of napkins is a humongous disposal issue. Yet, India hasn’t even begun thinking.
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Death is certain—slow or otherwise. Here are the Jarawa, ebony lords of the island realm of Andaman, losing one thing after the other—their land, their forests, their waters, their kinsmen and now even their little left dignity. Reduced to beggary, the naive tribes people are a willing bait for the ‘developed’ society. The argument that I raise her...
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The growing economy along with emerging industries generates hazardous waste which if not managed can pose to be a serious health hazard. Various strategies put forward by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in terms of regulatory and institutional framework, technical guidelines, identification, treatment and disposal to manage such waste are...
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In a world which is increasingly becoming spatially aware geography and geographic information system (GIS) need realignment to enable geographers to fit in.
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The G‘n’Y team conducted a questionnaire based double season - summer 2006 and winter 2008 - structured study with the objective to understand the status of wind power station largely built by the private players Suzlon and Enercon, viz-a-viz local amenities and socio-economic conditions in and around Jaisalmer city.
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The village of Isapur Sarki, home to 140 Hindu families, boasts of painted pucca houses and brick laid roads – a veritable picture of a prosperous Indian village. About 50 per cent of the farmers have a holding size of 5 to 7 acres and between them own about 30 tractors and 22 motorcycles. With no landlessness in the village, the poorer section too...
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Compact Fluorescent Lamps : CFLs are long glass tube filled with mercury vapour and argon or xenon. As CFLs contain toxic mercury, suppliers and manufacturers need to play a pivotal role in setting in place a safe disposal system.
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Shared among brothers, a Jaunsari woman suffers multiple masters. With gender relations biased against women, single marriage norms need to be encouraged to mitigate the problem.
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Tharu women, inhabiting the Valley of Don in the Valmiki Tiger Reserve, present a unique blend of tradition and progress worth emulating
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shut my eyes, there it was, it’s clear waters rippling around my ankles, as I idled away on the fisherman’s oblong boat. But alas, my twitching nose, detecting the veritable stink of decayed vegetation, broke my reverie and landed me on a muddy bank. Where was the water, I gasped, as I stared at the remnant limbs of one of the most beautiful lakes,...

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