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I have just returned from the Sundarbans and marvel at the sheer pluck of those who defend tigers here, as well as those who live cheek by jowl with them.

With sea levels rising, floods and droughts increasing, and glaciers in sharp retreat, India's tigers and her tiger reserves across the country face a new threat from


  "As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life -- a fabric on the one hand delicate and destructible, on the other miraculously tough and resilient and capable of striking back in unexpected ways." Rachel Carson

We are being poisoned. Lethal chemicals and toxic


The Last Soul On Earth

Posted by: arun tp on

 

 

 

"The Last Soul On Earth" is a poem written in future time that investigates the lost paradise, and man's curiosity to invent and discover the lost elements in the past. Can he build an earth that is greenish and full of bio-diversity through his Scientific and Technological Inventions? Man always goes behind selfish


An Appeal

Posted by: Partha Pratim Patra on

 

                                                           An Appeal    

 

 

                       In the great epic of Ramayana there is reference to a densely wooded region of India where lord Rama, his spouse Sita and his younger sibling Laxmana spent a major part of their exile from Ayodhya. This great forest was described


No Plan(et) B

Posted by: Jennifer Scarlott on

Yes, post the Copenhagen debacle, it's clearer than ever that though there is no Planet B, the political class of Homo sapiens continues to have no Plan B for ensuring earth's safety from anthropogenic climate change. Al Gore is calling for action on climate change legislation by the U.S. Senate by no later than Earth Day


India's Climate Connundrum

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

The Copenhagen outcome has to be one of the most disappointing results imaginable. Not because we negotiated badly, but because our ambitions were wrong to start with. When Jairam Ramesh began by announcing unilateral carbon intensity reductions for India I really thought he had convinced our Prime Minister that it was in


Image of Devil

Posted by: arun tp on

 

"Image of Devil" is a poem that reveals the inner nature of man and its role on this earth. Let this poem changes your attitude towards this heavenly earth.

 

The Sun is rising;

Spreading light beyond horizon;

With a vivid smile, spreading pleasantness throughout;

Of all the nature's life's, surrounding the depth.

 

The Moon is


A walk with the Jungle King

Posted by: Purvi Mistry on


Trailing the tiger

Posted by: Purvi Mistry on

This was an experience of a lifetime!

Trailing the tigers @ bandhavgarh & kanha tiger reserves in MP. Bandhavgarh is a 105 sqkm park which has around 30 odd tigers and a variety of other wildlife like deers, wild boars, and langurs. Kanha is the world's second largest and Asia's biggest National Park spread over 950 sqkm as the