This project wants to build empathy and understanding around climate change issues among the general public living in Bengaluru through stories of people affected by climate change in and around Bengaluru.

Climate change is happening now and around us. Through stories of people affected by climate change in and around Bengaluru, we hope to build empathy and understanding around climate change issues among the general public living in Bengaluru. By wrapping the overwhelming scientific evidence around climate change in stories of real people, people will be able to relate to this in a more human and deeper way. Our hypothesis is that by making this human connection and by telling compelling stories using rich media, we will be able to more effectively communicate the pressing challenges that Bengaluru faces in the near future. Collective storytelling is a powerful way to navigate turbulent times and foster change. Stories shape how we understand the world, our place in it, and our ability to change it.


This is the first story from the ‘Stories of Resilience’ project by Quicksand and Bharat Mirle. In this video story, they look at how cattle rearers on the outskirts of Bangalore are coping with city and industrial waste being pushed out to the Byramangala reservoir. 

– Quicksand & Bharat Mirle

Project Start Date: December 2019

Contact: Quicksand: babitha@quicksand.co.in, Bharat Mirle: bharat.mirle@gmail.com

Status report & updates:

They are currently scoping out stories and welcome people who would like to share their story. A video story of farmers around Byramangala lake (on the outskirts of Bangalore) who are sourcing grass growing in a highly polluted lake for their cattle is the first story to be ready soon.Some of the other leads currently being pursued are around the conser-vation efforts done by the Rail Wheel Factory in Yelahanka and a story of human-elephant conflict in the outskirts of the city.