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In the Press


26th February 2021

Jaipur Literature Festival Upcoming Speaker

Jyoti Pande Lavakare is an upcoming speaker at the Jaipur Literature Festival which is taking place virtually this February...

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31st January 2021

No Vaccine for Air Pollution

She is not a scientist, not even a professional environmentalist. Jyoti Pande Lavakare is just a concerned citizen who fears that if our leadership continues to do nothing to clean the air...

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27th December 2020

Livestream with Kalki Koechlin

Jyoti and Kalki talk about air pollution, how real it is and what we can do about it...


7th April 2020

Lockdown: Major air pollutants PM2.5, PM10 and NOx down by at least 50% in Delhi

Air pollution has decreased....


8th February 2020

Right to Breathe: Blue skies vindicate activist’s demand for clean air in Delhi

Jyoti Pande Lavakare, co-founder of Care for Air, has been raising awareness on deadly air pollution in Delhi for the past six years...

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30th December 2020

Livestream with Dia Mirza

Jyoti and Dia talk about air pollution as part of Dia Mirza's #DownToEarthWithDee series.

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3rd January 2021

Breathing Here Book Review - Confronting the Silent Scourge

Hardly anyone seems to care about the slow poisoning of an entire population, but the author of this compelling work does...

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14th December 2020

Air Pollution Presentation - Cycling Scotland

More than 200 delegates tuned in to hear from Jyoti Pande Lavakare on air pollution..

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18th November 2020 

In Delhi We Are All Smokers

The air pollution in India killed 1.24 million people in 2017. The number rose to 1.67 million in 2019...


5th November 2019

New Delhi’s toxic air and how one expat family was affected

A good school for the children, a bungalow in an elegant part of the Indian capital, a job as a freelance writer, a maid, a driver, an inverter for the power cuts, and a water purifying system. These were ...


27th January 2020

Amitav Ghosh Reviews Breathing Here...

Breathing Here Is Injurious To Your Health (Hachette India, 2020) is a compelling first person account of the struggle to bring India’s air pollution crisis to the forefront of the country’s policy priorities. Packed with information, this well-written book....


7th January 2021

Cleaning The Air Should Be A National Mission

An interview with Archana Pai Kulkarni

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12th December 2020

‘Breathing Here Is Injurious to Your Health:’ How pollution affects life

The book has an exhaustive list of relevant organisations and publications for those who want to delve into the topic or agitate for change...


6th April 2020

Coronavirus Lockdown Has Drastically Reduced India’s Air Pollution

India imposed a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus on March 25th and the effect it has had on the country’s air pollution has been dramatic...


19th November 2018

Not Just Firecrackers: How This Org is Fighting For Delhi’s Right to Breathe

To begin with, Jyoti points out that we need to acknowledge that poor air quality is a problem which impacts the poor far more than the rich and elite.

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