Author: Soma Basu

Breathing gets more injurious to health in India’s capital

Already notorious as the world’s most polluted city, New Delhi is struggling with worsening air quality, public apathy and government myopia

The air that residents of New Delhi breathe takes three years away from their life spans, says a recent study by Michael Greenstone of the University of Chicago. The study, involving environmental economists from Harvard and Yale universities as well, says, “Bringing all regions of the…Read more

Wanted: clean air for Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party government needs to urgently use its poll symbol the broom to clean Delhi’s air

After the overwhelming victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi assembly polls, when Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as chief minister next Sunday, will he keep coughing as he habitually does? The AAP convenor has a chronic respiratory problem, caused by the poisonous mix that goes by the name of air in India’s capital…Read more