Lunching in a Harvard Square restaurant, Martha Alter Chen '65 comes across as a typical American professor, with her thick white hair, glasses and an academic's precise use of language. But her mild-mannered appearance is protective coloration for a self-described economic anthropologist whose life and work are embedded in another culture.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sent notices to about 4.5 lakh people for not segregating waste. "Waste pickers were asked to report about societies where garbage is not segregated. Using this data our officials went to localities to identify people. The PMC is planning to take strict action … to promote and successfully run the zero-garbage scheme."