Blogs Written by Usha P Raghupathi

As Chennai looks to rebuild, it must learn from other resilient Indian cities like Surat

Stories from the field Author: Usha P Raghupathi

When development disregards nature, cities are rudely reminded of it when disaster strikes.

Chennai—which is no stranger to inundation—has certainly seen unnaturally high rainfall this year, but there is no doubt that these floods are also a manmade disaster.

Need for Heat Action Plans in India

Takeaways Author: Nimish Jha, Usha P Raghupathi, Prof. Ajit Tyagi

Sizzling heat has lately affected people's life considerably in India, exposing them to severe temperatures and public health risks. This continuous heat wave so far has killed more than 2,300 people through June 2015 this year. Heat waves in India are an annual recurring phenomenon with extreme events striking in 1998, 2002, 2003 2010 and most recently in June this year (2015).