Brief Profile: Being a researcher of rivers, I have always been trying to understand how rivers behave differently in different environment and is working towards my interest to develop new techniques to conserve river flood water and find out new avenues for integrated watershed management. Presently, I am working on Luni river watershed in Rajasthan as a part of my M.Phil. research and is looking forward to be a part an organisation as a river activist which is working to save our rivers from the continuous anthropogenic interference which is destroying and degrading the rivers of the country that in turn is directly affecting us. I would also like to work on river health and ecological flow which are the two key pillars to rejuvenate and restore the rivers.
Affiliation: M.Phil./Ph.D. Research Scholar of Geography (Specialization -River Science) at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067
Brief Profile: Working in rivers of Western Himalayas related to the study of habitat and ecology of freshwater fish species golden mahseer.
Affiliation: Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun
Brief Profile: Climate change, Himalayan Rivers, Fishes, Macroinvertebrates, Species distribution modeling, Sclerochronology. Intensive field activities in basins of north, north-western and Eastern Himalaya.
Affiliation: Researcher, Wildlife Institute of India
Brief Profile: I am an active member of #Mission100CroreTree which is spread all over India and I am a part of the group which goes to many places around Delhi NCR to plant trees and I have planted more than 900 trees from the time I joined this group till now.
I am basically a research scholar at Department of Cvil Engineering, IIT Guwahati.
My primary research area focuses on working with hydraulics and morphology of the Indian rivers.I have been involved in consultancy and research projects focusing on development of inland waterways, river training and flood management. My previous works include river-wetland interactions of Kosi River, Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics of the Brahmaputra River, Development of National waterway 2 and 5, Dam break analysis for karbi-langpi HEP, Environmental flow estimation for eastern himalaysn region
List of Publications:
1. Chembolu, V., & Dutta, S. (2018). An entropy based morphological variability assessment of a large braided river. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(14), 2889-2896.
2. Pradhan, C., Chembolu, V., & Dutta, S. (2019). Impact of river interventions on alluvial channel morphology. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 25(1), 87-93.
3.Chembolu, V., Dubey, A. K., Gupta, P. K., Dutta, S., & Singh, R. P. (2019). Application of satellite altimetry in understanding river–wetland flow interactions of Kosi river. Journal of Earth System Science, 128(4), 89
Brief Profile: Writer, photographer, filmmaker. Aim to be involved with environmental causes and be close to nature. Hard working and love to be on field.
List of Publications:
Tehelka, times Internet Limited, StoryTrails, and more
Brief Profile: Working on Real time Flood forecasting for Godavari river basin
Affiliation: PhD scholar at IIT Hyderabad
List of Publications:
Patnaik, S., Sharma, V.C. and Biswal, B., 2019. Evaluation of an instantaneous dryness index-based calibration-free continuous hydrological model in India. Hydrology Research.
Kristina Danka is a scholar, activist, cultural diplomat and a multi-award-winning filmmaker. She possesses a Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies from the University of Budapest, Hungary, a Certificate in Screenwriting from New York University, and a Certificate in Documentary Film Producing from the New York Film Academy. As a college lecturer she has taught Indian literature and media communications since 1998. As an activist and media spokesperson, she has led several international campaigns against religious and minority discrimination, and helped to run humanitarian campaigns such as a charity program feeding 20,000 tsunami victims daily in Sri Lanka, in early 2005.
She is the writer-producer of over 30 documentaries and videos, author of 3 books, and dozens of articles. Her films related to environmental, humanitarian, human rights, religious and minority issues, interfaith dialogue, Indian spirituality and culture, have been broadcast on several international television channels.
Affiliation: Karuna Productions
List of Publications:
The Stolen River, Release date: Sep. 5, 2017, LIFFT Film Festival, Mumbai, India (writing, directing, producing), Won Best Green Film Award. Winner, Critics’ Choice Award, Best Film on Nature, L’Age D’Or Arthouse Film Festival, Kolkata, India; Winner, Bronze Award, Independent Shorts Awards, North Hollywood, CA, USA; Winner, Best Film on Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Calcutta, International Cult Film Festival, Kolkata, India; Winner, Best In Show Award, Cinema Verde International Environmental Film & Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL, USA; Winner, Award of Recognition, Impact DOCS Award Competition.
Violet and the Wildman. Winner of Golden Fox Award for the Best Educational Film and Best Environmental Film, Nature & Wildlife, Calcutta, International Cult Film Festival, Kolkata, India;
The Joy of Devotion, Release date: Dec. 10. 2016, Washington, DC, (writing, directing, producing). Won the American Religious Communications Council’s DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award, March 30, 2016, Chicago, IL.
Nature’s I.Q., Release date: Sep. 12, 2012, Urania National Movie Theater, Budapest, Hungary, (directing, producing). Theatrical, television and digital distribution.
Hunky Blues: The Hungarian Immigrants and the American Dream: Feature documentary (researcher-writer). Dir.: Peter Forgacs, Premiers: MOMA, New York (05.04.09), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (05.10.09), theatrical & television distribution.
Eco-Valley: The Green Path of Harmony. Hungarian National Television, and Pax TV. Feb. 2008, (producer-writer).
A Guru’s Private Life. Hungarian National Television and Pax TV. Feb. 2008, (producer-writer).
Bazaar: The South Indian Art of Silk Weaving. Deko TV, 2007, (producer-writer, co-host).
Bazaar: Around South Indian Temples. Deko TV, 2007, (producer-writer).
Bazaar: South Indian Granite Sculptures. Deko TV, 2007, (producer-writer).
Culinary Adventures In South India: The Rice. TV Paprika, 2007, (producer-writer).
Culinary Adventures In South India: The Milk. Deko TV, 2007, (producer-writer).
Culinary Adventures In South India: The Coconut. Deko TV, 2007, (producer-writer).
Is There Life After Death? Hungarian National Television, Pax TV 2007, (producer-writer).
Wisdom of India: Sacred Fine Arts. Hungarian National Television and Pax TV, 2006, (producer-writer).
Wisdom of India: Astrology. Hungarian National Television and Pax TV, 2006, (producer-writer).
Culinary Adventures In India: The Bengali Market. TV Paprika, 2006, (producer).
Culinary Adventures In India: The Bengali Festival Menu. TV Paprika, 2006, (producer).
Culinary Adventures In India: The Ayurvedic Cooking. TV Paprika, 2006, (producer).
Vastu, The Ancient Science of Architecture. Deko TV, 2006, (producer).
Rebirth of a Soul. Hungarian National Television and Pax TV, 2006, (producer-writer).
Royal Palaces in Rajasthan. Deko TV, 2006, (producer).
Artisans of Rajasthan. Deko TV, 2006, (producer).
Sri Lanka: In the Wake of the Tsunami. (Why Bad Things Happen to Good People?) Hungarian National Television, 2005, (producer-writer).
The Playful God. Hungarian National Television, 2005, (writer).
The Many Faces of God. Talk-show, Hungarian National Television, 2004, (self).
The Smile of India in Europe. Hungarian National Television, 2003, (co-writing).
The Ten Commandments Today. Hungarian National Television, 2001, (self).
Transit Point. Web release, 2017 (writer-producer-director). Top 10 finalist, American Religion Newswriters’ Association.
East Village. Web release, New York Film Academy, 2017 (writer-producer-director)
Hare Krishna: Fifty Years of Service & Joy. Web release, 2016 (writer-producer-director)
Unity in Diversity: A Community Builds the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.Web release, 2014, (producer-director).
Seeing God and Helping the Blind. Web release, Odyssey Networks, New York, USA, 2013, (producer-director).
Does God Have Humor? Web release, Odyssey Networks, New York, USA, 2013, (producer-director).
The Cosmos out of the Rice Fields. Web release, 2012, (producer-director).
The Literary Work as Revelation: the Philosophy and Poetics of Bengali Vaishnavism, Eotvos Lorand University, Astersikos, Budapest, 2001.
The Literature of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Bhaktivedanta College, 2000.
A Potful of Wisdom. Stories About Birbal, Lal Publising, 1996.
Rescuing the Stolen River: Capturing Vaishnava Environmental Activism. In: Journal of Vaishnava Studies Vol. 24, No.1, Fall 2015.
The Spiritual Universe of Hinduism, Brahmanism and the Vedas (co-written with Laszlo Toth-Soma.) Book Chapter. In: Lelekenciklopedia (Encyclopedia of the Soul), ed. Attila Szekely, Kossuth, Budapest, 2016, pp. 377-410.
God at Play: The Manifestations of the Transcendence in Thomas Mann`s Joseph and His Brothers and Krishna Dharma`s Mahabharata. In: Anthology, University of Szeged, 2009.
Rasa – Aesthetics & Metaphysics Interwoven: Literary Works As Revelations in the Bengali Vaishnava Tradition. In: Journal of Dharma Association of North America, 2008.
The Literary Work as Revelation: The Vaishnava Concept of Literature. In: ISKCON Communications Journal, Vol.8, No. 2, 2001. Oxford, UK.
“Divine Comedy”, Introduction to the Concept of Religion and Art of a Hindu Philosophical System In: Vilagossag, 2004/1, 91-102.
Literary Work and Revelation: The Concept of Literature of Bengali Vaishnavism. In: Kultura és kozosseg. January 2001. 21-31.
The Literary Work As Revelation: The Poetics of Bengali Vaishnavism. In: Tattva. Vol. 3, No. 1., 2000. 47-57.
A Man of The ”Question”and the ”Answer”. Hindu Mythological Elements in the Poetry of Lorinc Szabo and Sandor Weores, Iskolakultura, 1999/6-7. 78-98.
The Concept of Art in Vaishnavism. In: Istvan Kamaras, Krisnasok Magyarorszagon, Iskolakultura, 1998. 239-245.
The History, Philosophy and Literature of Vaishnavism. In: Krisztina Danka, Egy fazek bolcsesseg, Gauranga Media, 1998, 139-147.
The Man of ”Question” and the ”Answer”. In: Tattva, Vol. 1. No. 1., 1998.
Vaishnavism in Hungary. Tattva, Vol. 3, No. 1., Co-editing, 2001.
Synthesis of Science and Religion. Tattva, Vol. 1. No. 1., 1998. (ed.)
Transit Zone: How a Dirty Underpass of a Hungary Railway Station Became a Little Isle of Humanity. In: The Huffington Post, Oct. 7. 2016.
Interview in The Faces of God. Gabor Revai (ed.), J. J. Miller, Bp. 2004. pp. 79-95.
E. Hankiss, The Ten Commandements Today. Helikon, Budapest, 2002. (Contribution)
Understanding the Ancient Literature. Foreword. In: Pratibha Ray, Aldozatra szulettem. 2001.
The Vaishnava Family Model. In: Csalad. Balassi, Budapest, 2000.
The Similarity of the ”Other”. In: Nepszabadsag, Apr. 25, 2001.
The Trial – Thoughts on Religious Tolerance. In: Nepszabadsag. Aug. 18, 1999.
The Indian Family Model. In: Ideal-Temeszetgyogya-szat. June, 1998.
National Identity, Religious Identity. In: Religions and the European Integration. Ed. R. Glozer, G. Hamp, O. Horanyi, Balassi, Budapest. 2000. pp. 197-200.
The Man of the ”Question” and the ”Answer”: Reasons Behind the Raising Interest Towards Eastern Cultures. In: Hajdu-Bihari Naplo, Oct. 9.1997.
Brief Profile: Working with WWF-India as a Project Officer (Biologist) in Golden Mahseer Project along the River Ganga and its tributaries mainly in Nayar and the River Kosi, Uttarakhand
Publications: Biological Monitoring of Water Quality Before and After Completion of the Hydroelectric Project on the River Alaknanda at Srinagar
Brief Profile: Member of Kenneth Anderson Nature Society, Bangalore. Involved in many of their conservation activities in the Cauvery valley, on the Tamil nadu side.
All river basins across south & southeast Asia. Particular experience of River Cauvery and tributaries (since 1999). Interested in fish and associated habitats, biodiversity and threats to same.
Work with local communities (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Nagaland experience in India) to find ways in which they can conserve rivers through eco-tourism. Involved in field work sampling to establish status and ecology of mahseers (Tor spp.). Run educational visits about river ecology and geography using an Em2 river modeling table within Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Consultant on Indian rivers and mahseer projects for Bournemouth University Global Environmental Solutions (BUG)
Brief Profile: Contributing in the conservation of biodiversity, wetlands conservation, Community based River Restorations, Education and awareness etc.
Affiliation: Working as a Environmental Specialist-Ganga at State Mission for Clean Ganga-Uttar Pradesh under the Urban Development Department, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.
List of Publications:
In Refereed Journals:
1. Meena, H., Nama, K., Taigor, S.R. and Chaudhary, K. 2017. Comparative population status of Gavialis gangeticus in S.E., part of NCS, Rajasthan. Int. J. Inov. Res. Adv. Studies (IJIRAS). Vol.4 Issue 4. April.2017. pp-354-357.
2. Taigor, S. R. and R. J. Rao. 2014. Assessment of potential suitable habitats stretch of fresh water Crocodile, Gharial Gavialis gangeticus (Gmelin 1789) in the Chambal River, Madhya Pradesh, India: Int. J. Env. Sc Vol 4 No.4 Pp 544-550. (IC Values=4.69)
3. S. R. Taigor and R. J. Rao.2010. Habitat features of aquatic animals in the National Chambal Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh, India. Asian J. Exp. Biol. Sci., Vol. 1(2) 2010:409-414.
4. Taigor, S.R. and R.J. Rao. 2010. Anthropogenic threats in the National Chambal Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh, India, Tiger Paper, Vol. 37 : No. 1 Jan.-March 2010. 23-27.
5. S. R. Taigor. 2010. Sighting of Eurasian griffon, Gyps fulvus and conservation of Vultures in North Madhya Pradesh, India Int. J. Biodvers. Conserv.Vol. 2 (2), pp. 026–029. February 2010
6. Faiyaz A. Khudsar, R. J. Rao, Sitaram Taigor and Koustubh Sharma. 2009. Diversity of lower vertebrates in Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh, proposed second home for Asiatic lions. Tiger paper, Vol.36 No. (4), Nov. Dec.2009. 23-26.
7. Taigor, S.R. and R.J. Rao. 2008. Sand mining practices on the Chambal river banks and their impact on the aquatic animal biodiversity. Journal of Env. Res. Dev. Vol. 2 No. 4.p-644-650(Impact factor 4.301)
In Non-refereed Journal
1. Borah, J.,S. Shah, J Vattakaven,Sitaram Taigor and R. Singh.2015. Connecting Wildlife Corridors. Economic and Political Weekly. http://www.epw.in/reports-states/connecting-wildlife-corridors.html
2. Sitaram Taigor. 2013. Wildlife week 1-7 October, 2013 celebration, report submitted from Chambal Conservation Initiative, Madhya Pradesh published in ZOO’s PRINT, Volume XXVIII, Number 1, January 2013
3. S. R. Taigor. 2011. World Environment Day-2011 celebration, report submitted from Chambal Conservation Initiative, Madhya Pradesh published in ZOO’s PRINT, Volume XXVI, Number 7, July 2011.
4. Sitaram Taigor.2010. Pachnada Ka Mahatva. Global Green (Hindi): Feb.
5. Sitaram Taigor. 2009. Wildlife Week of Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, M.P. Report of PEACE Institute Charitable Trust, Delhi published in ZOOS’ PRINT, Volume XXIV, Number 3, March 2009, (RNI 10:6).
6. Sitaram Taigor.2009. Gharial Conservation. Global Green (Hindi): Vol. (2):1. Pp 52.
7. Sitaram Taigor.2009. Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary: Global Green (Hindi): Vol. (2)4-5.