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Save Our Tigers

April 2010: … and our dholes, and our birds and termites and…

 

I have seen tigers, lions and leopards just metres from me while walking wild India. I once found a snake in my sleeping bag. I have been chased downhill…

The Skeptics Tea Party

February 2010: Good news for climate skeptics. Membership to the Flat Earth Society, with whose members they share a penchant for delinquent denial, is still open. This might be particularly fortuitous for those who were drowning in the rising ocean of evidence that climate change is real and human-triggered.

Home

Credit:Dr. Anish AndheriaFebruary 2010: What is it in our rootedness that virtually forces us to stay fixed to what has been ‘home’ long after the qualities that define home – comfort, safety, security – have vanished? Why do we…

Living Together

Credit:Baiju PatilDecember 2009: “Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after…

Gandhian Grasshopper

Credit:Sachin RaiOctober 2009: The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

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Light Of Our Lives

Credit:Kalyan VarmaAugust 2009: A remarkable piece of science is at work here. This tree aglow with fireflies is just one among millions in Kerala’s Western Ghats that support a bewildering diversity of living creatures, many yet to be recorded by…

Darkness At Noon

Credit:Sachin RaiJune 2009: When the king says there is darkness at noon, the wise man says: “Behold the Moon.” – Anonymous. When the next election takes place in India five years from today… Tigers will continue to pad the forests…

Banking On Disaster

It is funny how bent politicians and brutish financial institutions manage to twist things to suit their purpose, irrespective of how the house of cards – in which most of the world population lives – collapses.

Us Vs. Us

Credit:Dhritiman MukherjeeApril 2009: Anyone might be forgiven for falling in love with this slow loris Nycticebus coucang and what it represents – thick rainforests, silence, purity and the kind of harmony that humans can…

A Sense of Wonder

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in – Rachel Carson in A Sense of Wonder.

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