Anant Sudarshan

The writer is a research fellow in sustainability science at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Articles By Anant Sudarshan

How India can use better data and regulations to stop industries from choking its cities

Why does India have 14 of the world’s 20 cities with highest air pollution when it has set limits and stipulated strict criminal punishments to enforce them? And what's a possible solution?

April wasn’t January

Neither pollution nor congestion significantly decreased as they did during the January experiment. An enduring solution lies in scaling up the smaller, successful programmes.

Still up in the air

We don’t know quite how bad things were on Diwali, because air pollution levels were quite literally off the charts — too high to measure.

An environment for reform

Clearances should not depend on ministerial intervention

The quality of greatness

Since 1964,the world of physics has waited for evidence.

Duel of the letterati

It is difficult to learn much from clashes between titans in the popular press


There are times when it’s great to cheer blindly for your side. India vs Australia in Sydney for instance. There are other times,though,when things...