5. Mumbai Beaches.

A garbage collector looks on as Mumbai's beaches reveal their ugly side.
A garbage collector looks on as Mumbai’s beaches reveal their ugly side.

While being rather famous, one would expect a certain level of present-ability from Mumbai’s famous beaches, forget hygiene, but this is what beaches (e.g Juhu Beach) in Mumbai look like on a day when they aren’t in the spotlight. Sights like these stretch on for miles at times along the coast, leading to a rather serious eco-biological problem which has severely damaged the chemical balance of the region.

4. Satellite image of smoke production in UP.

A satellite image of the smoke generated when large swathes of crops are burnt.
A satellite image of the smoke generated when large swathes of crops are burnt.

The picture says it all.

3. The Yamuna River.

A man bathes in industrially contaminated Yamuna waters. The white foam is a result of carbide effluents.
A man bathes in industrially contaminated Yamuna waters. The white foam is a result of carbide effluents.

Industrial discharge causes the chemical composition of the Yamuna river to change drastically, leading to a  death of fauna and the widespread production of carbide foam, which covers the river, making it unsuitable for any living being.

2. A Sewage Bath.

A man bathes in a water body that is part-sewage, part-water. Bodies like these are more common than comfort lets us admit.
Water with fecal content in excess of 30% doesn’t really make for the most ideal of baths.

A man bathes in a water body that is part-sewage, part-water. Bodies like these are more common than comfort lets us admit. Of all the kinds of pollution in India, water pollution is the most widespread. But nothing can compare to the last entry…

1. Delhi Air.

Delhi Air was judged the worst air in the entire world according to WHO standards in 2014.  "The air here, is poison."
Delhi Air was judged the worst air in the entire world according to WHO standards in 2014.
“The air here, is poison.”

Bordering on deadly, an extremely polluted air ecosystem has been responsible for quite a significant number of deaths. And sights like these, are part and parcel of life for Delhi folk. With minimal  measures to keep a check on pollution, which are largely ineffective, Delhi is the poster boy for pollution in India. Seriously, look at that picture.