Mohammed Irshad Qureshi, Kebab walla
My home is in Gali Kababiya in Old Delhi, a very congested neighbourhood. We have a rooftop where my grandmother grows rose and chameli flowers. I will help her in watering them every morning. In the kebab stall, which I run during evenings at the Urdu Bazaar, I will try using less coal while cooking. I promise I will do everything to make our city beautiful and green.
Prashansa Taneja, student
I will stop going around in the car and start travelling in public transport. I will commute in the Metro as well as buses. This will reduce fuel consumption. I have a passion for books but they are made of paper, which comes after chopping down trees. So I will try to move from printed books to E-books. I hope to get an iPad.
Anonymous, sex worker
As I look out into the world from my terrace, I see smog. As I stand waiting for customers, the only noise I hear is that of the traffic. I’m not disheartened. Every morning I water my potted plants on the terrace. This week I will buy more plants and will try to make the air in my home fresher.
Arman Ali, musician
I want to save the environment through music. Given an opportunity, I’ll perform to promote green-friendly causes. This week, for instance, I sang at a hall in Jawaharlal Nehru University where people had gathered to protest against the destruction of the ancient Neela Hauz (lake) in Vasant Kunj. Through music, I’ll try to attract people to attend events where experts talk on pollution threats.
Ira Trivedi, author
Very shortly I’m leaving for Mount Kailash in Tibet. Kailash is a place of great spiritual significance to people of many faiths. I hope to report on the environmental degradation that this region is facing from tourism.