Inviting articles for the 9th edition of Shashwat - The Annual GRIHA Magazine, 2022

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GRIHA Council
Aug 8 2022


The Annual Magazine of GRIHA Council "Shashwat - Let Nature Be”, is released every year. It also has an ISSN number for its online version- (ISSN - 2581-9291). Its previous issues had themes such as, ‘Sustainable is Affordable’, ‘Fostering Partnerships for Sustainable Habitats', ‘Approach to Integrated Sustainability’, ‘Rejuvenating Resilient Habitats’ and ‘Restoring Green Economy’. It encompasses articles, interviews, testimonials and blogs from experts with diverse backgrounds who have significantly contributed to new areas of research in the domain of Sustainability.

This year, GRIHA Council extends an invitation to you for contributing an article in the 9th edition of the magazine, with the theme – ‘'Towards Net Positive Habitats’. Net positive habitat is a concept that aims to prioritize the society and nurture the environment by giving back more than what has been taken without compromising on the financial aspects. The technological advancements and innovative solutions emerging in the industries such as plumbing, electric power, HVAC, waste management and construction materials provide great opportunities to the building industry towards reducing the energy and GHG emissions.

The article must be submitted through email to marking a copy to with the subject line: Article for Shashwat, latest by 8th of August, 2022.

The guidelines for submitting articles are as follows:

  • Prospective authors are encouraged to write an article specifically for this magazine. It is also possible to draw insights from an already published work. The articles can be related to various aspects of environmental sustainability.
  • Authors could be professionals working in the field of sustainability, policymakers, academicians, students etc. We encourage authors to cover new developments in the field, opinions about various facets of sustainability etc. We invite innovative and stimulating articles related to but not restricted to the list given below:
    • Advancing circular economy
    • ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)
    • Push for renewable power
    • Innovation in nature based solutions
    • Financial Sustainability
    • Equitable distribution of resources
    • Decarbonisation
    • Carbon pricing
    • Smart mobility
    • Building resilient infrastructure for the future
    • Disaster preparedness of infrastructure
    • Health and sustainability
    • Behavioural changes for sustainability
    • Partnerships for a better planet
    • Rethinking Indoor Air Quality
    • Energy and the environment
    • Corporate sustainability
    • Energy efficiency in habitats
    • Water-use efficiency
    • Natural habitat preservation and restoration

Note: The list of topics given above is indicative.

We request you to follow these basic Do’s and Don’ts:

The following guidelines must be followed when submitting article:

For the images, the following points should be kept in mind:

1. A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 high-resolution images to be submitted per article.

2. Images should be in JPG format (the file size should be greater than 1 MB)

3. Images should not be blurred and should be a minimum of 300 DPI

4. Images should not be embedded in the word doc. They should be submitted in a separate folder in addition to being placed for reference in the word document.

5. Images in the content should be either self-clicked photographs or images from the Shutterstock website only to avoid copyright issues.

6. Necessary captions should be provided for all images.

For the author bio-note, the following points should be kept in mind:

1. The word count should be 40-50 words in which the current designation details along with area(s) of interest should be mentioned. In case an author has been felicitated/ honoured, then that should be mentioned.

2. It should also contain contact details (email id) of the author(s) so that the readers may connect with them.

Note: The information shared by the authors can be published as a part of content in the magazine.

3. Example: Dr ABC, a PhD from the PQR School of Architecture and Design has twenty years of experience in developing cost-effective, sustainable ways of designing community housing projects. In his current role as the CEO of XYZ, he has successfully brought ‘green designing’ to the forefront of agricultural practices.

4. The bio note should be shared as a separate word file.

For the article, the following points should be kept in mind:

1. The word count of the article should not exceed 1000 - 1200 words.

Please Note: In case the word limit is exceeded, the article will not be shortlisted.

2. The article headings should not read like sentences; they have to be short and crisp.

3. The font should be Times New Roman (size 12) and margins should be normal (i.e. 1" all sides).

4. The article should be submitted in a word format.

5. The use of references and/or endnotes is strongly encouraged, as they increase the relevance and significance of an article. Include all appropriate source information (e.g., author, publisher, the title of book or article, magazine name, date/year of publication, country of publication, etc.) in parenthetical style referencing (examples mentioned below). The author is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for quoted or borrowed material.

Examples for referencing

1. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). 2020. Energy Statistics 2020. New Delhi: MoSPI

2. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). 2019. Details available at http://

3. Awasthi, A. K., M. Wang, Z. Wang, M. K. Awasthi, and J. Li. 2018. E-waste management in India: a mini-review. Waste Management & Research 36(5): 408–414

4. Balasubramanian, A. 2015. The Wastelands In India. Mysore: Centre for Advanced Studies in Earth Science, University of Mysore

6. The editorial committee formulated by GRIHA Council will choose the articles from those submitted for publication. The criteria for the selection are relevance to the Shashwat theme, originality of scope, theoretical sophistication, and pictorial representation, amongst others.

Note: GRIHA reserves the right to cancel an article at any given point of time.