Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!

The recently released Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 are a matter of celebration. They acknowledge the contribution of wastepickers in keeping our cities clean. Prescriptions are made for the inclusion of waste pickers and informal waste workers (identified as informal waste collectors) in waste management services. There are few flaws in the given document, those … Continue reading Revised Solid Waste Management Rules Mandate Inclusion of Wastepickers!

Waste Narratives in Bengaluru on 1st, 4th & 5th April, 2016

Hasiru Dala invites you for Waste Narratives being organized at Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Alternative Forum and Azim Premji University (Dates and Timing Mentioned Below). Waste Narratives is an evening comprising of public reading of the novel Bicycle Dreaming with the author Mridula Koshy, Conversations with the recyclers Akmal Pasha, Salma and Siddique, Mallika, … Continue reading Waste Narratives in Bengaluru on 1st, 4th & 5th April, 2016

Envisioning Better Implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016

The Plastic Waste Management Rules, that were notified on 18th March, 2016, clear a lot of ambiguity which was governing the management of plastic waste management in the previous years. While one can endlessly critique the rules and find fault in them, this post is not going to take that route. Considering that these are … Continue reading Envisioning Better Implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016

Bicycle Dreaming is a Fictional Still Biographical Account of Those Who Take Away Your Discards

On a sultry afternoon, while taking a nap- Have you heard someone screaming ‘paper, bottle’ outside on the road. I am sure you have. You must be annoyed as the noise would have disturbed you and woken you up from your peaceful sleep. A mobile man on a bicycle with gunny bags on the either … Continue reading Bicycle Dreaming is a Fictional Still Biographical Account of Those Who Take Away Your Discards