You see we were all featured in the October 16th issue of Yuva ("the magazine for young India"). And I've been getting missed calls from a few unknown numbers lately, so who knows...(if that's you Saif, don't hang up so fast, yaar; my balance is low, otherwise, I'd call you back for sure!)
Seriously, though, Yuva has been around for many, many years, but it is looking glossier and hipper than ever. I'm there because Supriya Nair, who writes a regular column on blogging for Yuva, saw the Green Light Dhaba and decided to interview me. I was very excited of course, but I played it cool, I think. We talked about the Green Light Dhaba, the Indian Youth Climate Network's website, and why inflation is an environmental issue.
Here's an excerpt from Supriya Nair's introduction to the interview:
I'm always looking for strong, eloquent voices in the political blogosphere and its outlying areas. And HB's mix of 'environmentalism, economics and outrage every Tuesday and Thursday' hit the spot for a number of reasons. I see a fair bit of eco-consciousness among people of my generation and younger, but their concerns and projects haven't translated into a space on the Internet yet. And while political anger always finds its way online in sporadic bursts of emotion, the entrance of a balanced, structured (there's something so reassuring about 'every Tuesday and Thursday') new voice editorialising issues issues that we're all deeply interested in seemed like an event to celebrate.
That's enough to make any green light turn red! If you want to read the actual interview, you'll have to run out and buy a copy of Yuva soon. (It's the one with Ranbir Kapoor on the cover; I'm pretty sure I was a close second for that honour, but I'm not bothered, because I'm not in this for the fame. And Ranbir is looking very, very sharp in that suit!)
OK, don't leave before checking out the links below.
More Trash and Junk
More Trash and Junk
- Midway: What does trash do to Albatross chicks who live on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? These photos will make your jaw drop. I know I ran it last week, but I'm putting it up again, because you have to see it!
- "Wonderland" of junk over at The Plum Tree: Legend says that if you know how to build a truck, you can get all the parts required to build it in the shops on Bangalore's Siddiah road. Go and see.
- 350 poems about climate change: Thanks to poet Anindita Sengupta for sharing this on FB. There are a lot of compelling pieces here. It's worth a read
- Bollywood Star Power Goes to Canada: Film Hero, rugby player, and social activist, Rahul Bose is spending two weeks in Candada lecturing and knocking on doors in South Asian neighborhoods. He's urging Canadians to pressure their govenment to take climate change seriously at the upcoming talks in Copenhagan.
Leftovers:the Best of the Dhaba, Reheated
Just Last Week:
- The Trouble with Trash (it's not just the condoms we should be worrying about) Why India is importing load of trash--and why we need to stop.
- Floating Poison: The Platinum II is only a small part of a very dirty problem The Green Light Dhaba examines the ship breaking industry and argues that some jobs should be done right--or not at all.
- Hari Batti Goes on the Road and Looks at Delhi Malls Over at Bhagwad's Place! Our first guest post.
- The "10,000 Year Flood" and other Fairy Tales: a realistic look at India's Extreme WeatherIt's almost unbelievable that we aren't talking more about the climate change/flood/drought connection.
- "Naked India"-- Will a well-tested bomb make you safer? We are faced with flooding and drought. Some say our security requires a new arms race.
- Pedal Power: a Photo Essay Here are pictures of some of Delhi's working class, green heroes.
Funnier than the Rest:
- Moonshots and Monsoons: A modest proposal for food security Just "one small step" and we could really do amazing things!
- The No Salt Man: Gandhi Ji's Birthday and the Limits of "Blogging for Change" Two wicked blog reviews, one sweet book review, and "bloggers that time forgot." If you aren't laughing by the time you get to the photo of Bhagat Singh, we'll give you a full refund!
- The World is Not Fair and the GDP is Stupid: Economics for 9 Year Olds The title pretty much says it all.
- The Story of Stuff: Guest Lecture at The Green Light Dhaba A review of the short film, "The Story of Stuff," along with links to the video itself. Good weekend viewing.
- Elite Extravaganza: Guest Lecture by Nagraj Adve on one of India's dirty little secrets.
We hope to see you back here next week.