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Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India

Sarah Colenbrander, Andy Gouldson, Joyashree Roy, Niall Kerr, Sayantan Sarkar, Stephen Hall, Andrew Sudmant, Amrita Ghatak, Debalina Chakravarty, Diya Ganguly, Faye Mcanulla
2016 Environment & Urbanization  
Focusing on Kolkata in India, we consider the economic case for low-carbon urban development, and assess whether this pathway could support wider social goals.  ...  We find that Kolkata could reduce its energy bill by 8.5 per cent and greenhouse gas emissions by 20.7 per cent in 2025, relative to business-as-usual trends, by exploiting readily available, economically  ...  However, first we introduce the case study: Kolkata in India. II.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0956247816677775 fatcat:udrb6l755retpaymqefjit2y2q

Effects of massively multiplayer online role-playing games on psychological health and inter-personal relationships of the male youth: A cross-sectional study in sub-urban Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Soumabrata Mukherjee, Akash Mallick, Subir Biswas
2021 Anthropological Review  
, West Bengal, India.  ...  Present study examined the effects of massively multiplayer online role-playing games on the psychological health and inter-personal relationships of adolescents and young male adults of sub-urban Kolkata  ...  The present study was conducted in a sub-urban locality of Kolkata under South Dum Dum municipality of North 24-Parganas district, West Bengal, India.  ... 
doi:10.2478/anre-2021-0010 fatcat:jv4ng7b2vredzlivcfdib54dga

Problematizing Dalit Chetna: Sadgati as the Battleground of Conflict between the 'Progressive Casteless Consciousness' and the Anti-Caste Dalit Consciousness

Sumit Rajak, Assistant Professor of English, S.B.S. Government College, Hili, Dakshin Dinajpur, India, & Ph.D. researcher, Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
2020 Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities  
Whereas the prevalence of Dalit consciousness is of paramount importance to the Dalit writers, filmmakers and critics, and there is a vibrant presence of this consciousness in their works, there has also  ...  thereby developing what I call 'progressive casteless consciousness', which is not synonymous with the anti-caste Dalit consciousness developed by the Dalit writers, filmmakers among others, in their works  ...  He works out, in concrete terms, the conflicts and issues of his times, both in his own state of Bengal and in the larger Indian nation' (Cooper, 2000, p. 2).  ... 
doi:10.21659/rupkatha.v12n4.10 fatcat:mqk7r6bvozhnvo4mfph7zlos7q

Ars Artium, Vol. 4, January 2016

Vijay Kumar Roy
2017 Zenodo  
Joseph Campbell defines it (fire), in this manner, "….Fire is luminous, like the sun and lightning….  ...  He writes in the poem "Morning" - The day in Kolkata opens, delayed by A dim sun, to the haze of Last night's fervour. The note of Church bells and twittering seep into every details. !  ...  Works Cited and Consulted • Allen, F.V.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1040958 fatcat:x6b5qgjuhzacboahupoxk7n25e

Overview of the FIRE 2018 Track: Information Retrieval from Microblogs during Disasters (IRMiDis)

Moumita Basu, Saptarshi Ghosh, Kripabandhu Ghosh
2018 Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation  
However, there has been limited work in this direction in India.  ...  To this end, the FIRE 2018 Information Retrieval from Microblogs during Disasters (IRMiDis) track focused on the identification of factual or fact-checkable tweets and supporting news article for each  ...  We also thank the FIRE 2018 organizers for their support in organizing the track.  ... 
dblp:conf/fire/BasuGG18 fatcat:mqnbcvfc3befpjlhzqrbcddhc4

Climate Change Adaptation Pathways in Kolkata

Priya Parasuram, Priya Narayanan, Mark Pelling, William Solecki, Purvaja Ramachandran, Ramesh Ramachandran
2016 Journal of Extreme Events  
The Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India (MoES/01-CZM/Truc/2013), US National Science Foundation (ICER-1342966) and Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada (756-2014-0294).  ...  In Kolkata, more than 60% of the economically active work in the informal sector, often working from home (Shaw 2016) .  ...  In India, Kolkata is part of this trend.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s2345737616500214 fatcat:bvy3t6c32fg5zp2y25vghfml4m

A study on the impact of fire crackers on airborne microflora during diwali

N.K. Udaya Prakash, N. Sripriya, K. Gowtham, S. Suresh, B. Sampathkumar, S. Bhuvaneswari
2019 Heliyon  
The air samples were collected 3 days prior to Diwali, on Diwali and 3 days after Diwali during the year 2017 at 15 different areas in Chennai, India.  ...  There are reports on the variation of particulates during firing crackers but none on airborne microbes. The present study was conducted to know the impact of fire crackers on airborne microflora.  ...  Conclusion A study on the impact of fire crackers on airborne microbes during Diwali was conducted at 15 different sites across Chennai city, India.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02202 pmid:31485500 pmcid:PMC6716104 fatcat:u4lm7syvmbc35kgcsb3dtmlkkm

Studies on Virtual Water Content of Urban Buildings in India

Suchandra Bardhan, Indraneel Roy Choudhuri
2016 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
The paper attempts to provide a baseline study of virtual water content of urban buildings in India and establish its significance in sustainable design practice.  ...  Findings: The virtual water content was calculated at 19.3588 kl/m2 and 16.2707 kl/m2 for Kolkata and Pune respectively.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are immensely grateful to the University Grants Commission for the financial assistance rendered to this research work and recognizing the need for research in the area of  ... 
doi:10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i6/87671 fatcat:jhmb43dmz5dmbe5bgmfkv24mpu

Embodying Memories: Early Bible Translations in Tranquebar and Serampore

Daniel Jeyaraj
2016 International Bulletin of Mission Research  
Initially, the East India Company in Kolkata prohibited Baptist work in the city. After the Danes granted them favor in Serampore, however, the situation changed.  ...  He noted how the Bengalis coped with uncertainties of life under the changing circumstances of Bengali rulers and the administrators of the East India Company.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2396939315625970 fatcat:qurirgax3raota2u4dsor5z5me

Invader at the gate: The status of red imported fire ant in Australia and Asia

Ross Wylie, Chin‐Cheng S. Yang, Kazuki Tsuji
2019 Ecological research  
We update the status of S. invicta in Australia, China and Taiwan and discuss the invasion threat posed to other countries in the region, including India, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.  ...  Since it first secured a foothold in the southern United States in the 1930s from its native South America, the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren has now spread to more than 20 countries and  ...  This work was in part supported by KAKENHI (15H02652 and 16K14865 to KT) and the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund (ERTDF).  ... 
doi:10.1111/1440-1703.12076 fatcat:khvipo5vqrdmvejgxokxxagnae

Volatile Organic Compounds in India: Concentration and Sources

Manisha Gaur, Rina Singh, Anuradha Shukla
2016 Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering  
From the studies, it can be concluded that ambient VOCs show a clear seasonal pattern and found to be higher during winter months due to temperature inversion in Delhi and Kolkata.  ...  In India, the major sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are vehicle exhaust.  ...  Gaur M, Singh R, Shukla A (2016) Volatile Organic Compounds in India: Concentration and Sources.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2165-784x.1000251 fatcat:a2qic6sq2rf4hnhppb6nbhenwq

The Future of Price: Communicative Infrastructures and the Financialization of Indian Tea

Sarah Besky
2016 Cultural Anthropology  
Thomas and Company-the largest brokerage firm in Kolkata and the company that managed the first tea auctions held in India-noted that "recruitment to the profession [of brokerage] is based on sound background  ...  For more than 150 years, most tea grown on plantations in northeast India has been sold in weekly outcry auctions in Kolkata.  ... 
doi:10.14506/ca31.1.02 fatcat:ajt44o3h5ndvlejhylmogrm7su

An enhanced spatiotemporal fusion method – Implications for coal fire monitoring using satellite imagery

Raktim Ghosh, Prasun Kumar Gupta, Valentyn Tolpekin, S.K. Srivastav
2020 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
Jharia coalfield (India), known for widespread occurrences of coal fires, is taken as the study area.  ...  The study will not only contribute to remote sensing based coal fire studies but also to other applications, such as forest fires, crop residue burning, land cover and land use change, vegetation phenology  ...  Acknowledgements This research work was carried out as a part of the MSc dissertation by the first author (RK) as a part of joint education program (JEP) of Faculty ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2020.102056 fatcat:ki4wqzuarbfvxbskb5lt7koqsm

Cities and climate change mitigation: Economic opportunities and governance challenges in Asia

Andy Gouldson, Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Effie Papargyropoulou, Niall Kerr, Faye McAnulla, Stephen Hall
2016 Cities  
Cities are central to the fight against climate change, but the IPCC recently noted that many citiesand particularly those in the developing worldlack the institutional, financial and technical capacities  ...  Fig. 1 . 1 Emissions (MtCO 2 -e) by sector for Kolkata, India, between 2000 and 2025.  ...  Case study 1 -India and Kolkata India has the largest aggregate energy demand in the world after China and the United States, and demand is rising rapidly (Ahn & Graczyk, 2012) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cities.2015.10.010 fatcat:3zztsivyzvba3b5hh66b2hf7ty

Musical Transcendence: A Jazz musician's journey into the heart of Indian Classical music

Jonathan Kay
2016 Critical Studies in Improvisation  
To reach these goals, I sacrificed my Western professional music life in order to live in Kolkata, India and immerse myself in the traditional Indian way of life, and after years of pursuing this path,  ...  I have organized this article into four main sections: • Introduction – My roots as a jazz musician • Part One: Cultural Assimilation – My journey to India and my process of learning Raga music and applying  ...  Special thanks to my musical brothers Andrew Kay, Justin Gray, and my wife, Shayna Kay, who have joined me on this wondrous journey in India.  ... 
doi:10.21083/csieci.v10i2.3340 fatcat:wjk6ktvvcfhl5feogj62mwlcoi
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