Mumbai Matters

Harita Fellow Stories: People and the Park

Harita – The Green Footprint Fellowship is a project spearheaded by Project Mumbai in collaboration with the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic with the support of MCGM.  The objective  for the fellowship is to build capacity and skills among citizens to build a green community of youth caretakers. To engage the young Mumbaikar and create green ambassadors…

Harita Fellow Stories: Durgadevi Udyan – A Community Home

Harita – The Green Footprint Fellowship is a project spearheaded by Project Mumbai in collaboration with the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic with the support of MCGM.  The objective  for the fellowship is to build capacity and skills among citizens to build a green community of youth caretakers. To engage the young Mumbaikar and create green ambassadors…

Circle of life on a Peepal tree

Like many Mumbaikars, we live in a high-rise apartment building in one of the most densely populated areas of Mumbai. While we are close to the highway as well as the local train station, we are blessed with a  lot of greenery in our society complex. This is what helped us stay sane during the…

This Earth Day, Artists Celebrate Mumbai’s Mangroves

On 22nd April, to celebrate Earth Day, Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic showcased some incredible work done by Indian artists for the protection of Mumbai’s mangroves. By using intricate paper craft and mosaic, to digital illustration and animation, these artists have brought to life their concern to protect Mumbai’s precious ecosystem. Nayan Shrimali & Vaishali Chudasama…

The many worlds of Mumbai: Bhandup Pumping Station

The Bhandup Pumping Station (BPS) is one of Mumbai’s main sewage treatment plants. To think of such a place as a biodiversity hotspot can be a bit mind boggling. But when you talk to conservationists, photographers and those most patient of nature lovers – the bird watchers – they’ll all confirm that Bhandup is indeed…

IIT Bombay: A Campus so Unique

On a lazy Sunday morning in November, we are out watching birds, our fellow residents on the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) campus. We lock our eyes on a few Yellow-footed Green-Pigeons feeding on a ficus tree next to the Staff Hostel. The fruits, bright red, are dotted all over the tree. The green-pigeons…

A Chat with Green Humour – Illustrating a Biodiversity Map of Mumbai

One of the highlights of the Biodiversity by the Bay campaign has been the opportunity to work with Rohan Chakravarty of Green Humour. Rohan worked with wildlife experts and local Mumbaikars to create a one-of-a-kind map of Mumbai’s biodiversity that has been viewed by thousands of people, from journalists in Mumbai to commenters in Karachi…

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