A Tale of Fire and Water: Bellandur Lake

By Lucy Gibson Bellandur Lake, is located in the densely populated city of Bangalore. Once a healthy lifeline for its surrounding residents, both human and non-human, on the evening of 16th February 2017, Bellandur Lake caught fire. But, how can that be? Water extinguishes not fuels fire, right? Previously, Bellandur Lake was one of theContinue reading “A Tale of Fire and Water: Bellandur Lake”

Velachery Lake: The centrality of water to sustainable urban development

By Lucy Gibson “It is generally accepted among environmental geographers that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. In every phase and aspect of a disaster—causes, vulnerability, preparedness, results and response, and reconstruction—the contours of disaster…is to a greater or lesser extent a social calculus” (Smith, 2006:1) While Neil Smith wrote these linesContinue reading “Velachery Lake: The centrality of water to sustainable urban development”

Memories of a “thodu”

Of a childhood around a stream from the Manimala River in Kottayam, Kerala. By Sushmitta Renganathan What must it be like to live in a place where our lives don’t seem too far removed from the beauty of nature? Where visiting a lake or a stream, and playing on its shores are not restricted toContinue reading “Memories of a “thodu””

Traces of the lost waterbodies

City of Chennai and the legend of the vanishing waterbodies By Sushmitta Renganathan Historically, waterbodies have marked the beginnings of many important civilizations. From the mentions of Mylapore as a great Pallava port, our pre colonial history as a fishing village, to the recently proposed archeological excavations on the Eastern banks of the Kosasthalaiyar; all confirmContinue reading “Traces of the lost waterbodies”

Lakes of Hyderabad

Guest Contribution: Students of St. Michael’s School (Alwal) Kushi Shah, VI A Sanhita, VII A Rimaa Saai Bhavya Shree V., VII F We thank the St. Michael’s School and it’s teaching staff for supporting this effort! Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind

Gift of a Big Blue Heart

Warangal’s Badrakali Lake, has had an unparalleled significance in the city’s urban landscape for over a thousand years. This heart-shaped lake, nestled in the centre of the city, is a treasure in the truest sense of the word.

E.F.I’s Koladi Lake Restoration had a surprise guest

Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) thanks Hon. Min. Thiru K. Pandiarajan for visiting and encouraging E.F.I’ s ongoing Koladi Lake restoration efforts. A collaborative conservation effort between the Tiruvallur District Collectorate and E.F.I under Project Mummari. We thank Tmt. Mageswari Ravikumar, IAS (Tiruvallur District Collector) and the Tiruvallur Dist. for the administrative support. We thank the RotaryContinue reading “E.F.I’s Koladi Lake Restoration had a surprise guest”

The Alleri Restoration: Lake in an industrial zone revived

Located within the M.E.P.Z, the Alleri is an important water body located between the larger Kadaperi and Thiruneermalai lakes. Over the years, due to urbanization and industrialization, the lake witnessed massive pollution thereby leading to loss of habitat characteristics and freshwater quality. Through a collaborative conservation effort betweenM.E.P.Z, DXC Technology andthe Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I),theContinue reading “The Alleri Restoration: Lake in an industrial zone revived”

HUDA’s effort for Green Hyderabad

On 26th July 2004, at 10 AM Hon’ble CM of Andhra Pradesh, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy launched the “ONE DAY TWO LAKH plantation” program at Gandiguda Reserve forest in the outskirts of Hyderabad city. (With all the green drives taken in the last eight years, there is no space left inside the city to takeContinue reading “HUDA’s effort for Green Hyderabad”

The Boy who saved the Turtle

Guest Contribution: Mr. Bhavish The story of a young volunteer saving a turtle during a pond cleanup in Pondicherry. Send us your Lake-Pond, videos/photos/write ups to be published onto LakesofIndia.Com Email us your entries: lakesofindia@gmail.com Volunteer for India & her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind.