#22 The Environmental Chronicles with Arati Kumar Rao [Audio Documentary]

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Arati Kumar-Rao is a National Geographic Explorer, an independent environmental photographer, writer, and artist documenting the slow violence* of ecological degradation. She crisscrosses the South Asian subcontinent following a single-story, across seasons, sometimes over years, to chronicle South Asia’s changing landscapes and climate, and its effect on livelihoods and biodiversity. She communicates through photos, long-form narratives, and art, and is working on her first book. She is currently on a National Geographic Explorer grant to document forced human migration.

Website: https://www.aratikumarrao.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AratiKumarRao
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aratikumarrao/

Some notables organizations
SANDRP (https://sandrp.in/) & India Water Portal (https://www.indiawaterportal.org/) for research on rivers & water
NCF (https://www.ncf-india.org/) for research on conservation and communities
ATREE (http://atree.org/) for research on communities and hydrology and climate change

Books recommended by Arati
1. Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
2. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
3. Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson
4. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
5. The Unquiet River by Arupjyoti Saikia about the Brahmaputra
6. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Indian environmental news and policy and law thought leaders to follow on twitter:

Audio courtesy:

https://freesound.org/people/Glaneur%20de%20sons/sounds/24511/ Glaneur de sons [CC BY 3.0]
https://freesound.org/people/Astounded/sounds/518585/ Astounded [CC BY 3.0]
https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/339324, https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/343763 and https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/417281/ / InspectorJ [CC BY 3.0]
https://freesound.org/people/Soundatic/sounds/320671/ Soundatic [CC BY-NC 3.0]
https://freesound.org/people/Diegolar/sounds/411771/ Diegolar [CC BY 3.0]
https://freesound.org/people/Paper%20Jam/sounds/78395/ Paper Jam / [CC BY 3.0]
https://freesound.org/people/jp84/sounds/387616/ jp84 [CC BY-NC 3.0]

CC Licences:

The flow of the show:
1)Arati’s journey
2)Exploring Arati’s work and people who are at the centre of it
3)How does Arati decide what issues to cover?
4)Chronicles of Sundarban
5)Sundarban Oil Spill
6)Sundarban stories
7)Indian State and its relationship with the marginalized
8)Policy manipulation from corporate
9)Farraka Barage
10)Rainwater harvesting in Thar
11)Indira Gandhi Canal
12)Our education system
13)Media coverage of the environment
14)Questions from the audience

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