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I oscillate between elation and despair as I write of an exquisite nation, blessed with an embarrassment of natural riches, which is steadily being brought to its knees by relentless politicians and planners who find no pleasure in birdsong, or forest smells, or pure rivers.

Living Together

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"Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfectcreature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentientbeings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress." 

Charles Darwin

"Live together and flow with nature's tide. Or die alone." That's the


Why are tigers in trouble?

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The tiger has vanished from more half its former range within five short decades due to human land use patterns that have pillaged forested India. Connecting forest corridors  --  vital for wildlife movement and the exchange of genes -- have fallen prey to agricultural fields, canals, mines, power projects and dams.

Tigers and Terrorism

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I have been making calls across the country to establish whether or not the forest authorities are aware of the way in which insurgents, separatists and insurrectionists of all descriptions are using unprotected forest wealth to finance their anti-national activities. I was alarmed to discover that forest officers in most


Development Fundamentalists

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

What is it in the make up of humans that prevents them from appreciating the gift of life? I was in Colaba in Mumbai when bombs, grenades and bullets were unleashed on innocents. It took me seven hours to get my family home and safe. There was no anger in me while the ugly saga was playing itself out, just sadness and amazement


The forgotten prophet

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I have a few letters describing some of the dishonest means Congressmen are resorting to in order to further their selfish interest... I do not want to live to see all this. But if they go on deceiving us, there will be such a tremendous upheaval that the golden history of our cherished freedom, won without shedding a drop of