Thoughts on the Process of Waste Work: Value and Precarity in Nayandahalli’s Recycling Economy

Notes from Nayandahalli Shreyas Sreenath* “Often, in the red light of a street-lamp Of which the wind whips the flame and worries the glass, In the heart of some old suburb, muddy labyrinth, Where humanity crawls in a seething ferment, One sees a rag-picker go by, shaking his head, Stumbling, bumping against the walls like … Continue reading Thoughts on the Process of Waste Work: Value and Precarity in Nayandahalli’s Recycling Economy

Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource

Notes from Nayandahalli ‘Cities are engines of growth’ is an old cliché statement. For economic growth and well being of mankind they consume the resources sourced from faraway lands and release matter termed as waste. It is imperative to frame the discourse of sustainability in cities around the questions of ‘flow of matter’ i.e. where … Continue reading Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource

Swach Bharat Abhiyaan & Smart Cities Mission Consider ‘Waste to Energy’ Smart Solution

Urban growth in India is going haywire. Infrastructure is crumbling; cities are choked with pollution and garbage. Majority of the urban populace has very little access to basic environmental services. New government at union level has prioritized cities as an important area for India’s transformation. Urban centres are and will be the engines of growth. … Continue reading Swach Bharat Abhiyaan & Smart Cities Mission Consider ‘Waste to Energy’ Smart Solution