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Mumbai's Miracle Forest

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

On Sunday, September 2, 2013, a GreenKarbon team from Deutsche Bank and Sanctuary Asia, undertook a study trek in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park where the Director of the Park, Mr. Limaye, began  by explaining that along with the scores of other problems, this city forest was being choked by plastic being thrown by careless

I wrote this piece  in my GreenTalk column that used to be published in the Deccan Herald, Bangalore's leading news paper in 2003. The 'Vanishing Wildlife' I wrote about is vanishing even faster today. 

Virtually nowhere in India is our wildlife truly safe. Our national parks and sanctuaries provide some very welcome respite for


Madayipara: The land of flowers.

Posted by: arun tp on

 

 

Madayipara is a vast stretch of Rocky terrain spreading near Pazhayangadi Town, in Kannur District of Kerala. It is one of the beautiful landscape existing suppose the last in entire Northern Kerala. The land has immense ecological importance because of its biodiversity of Flora and Fauna.

 

Flora includes rare species of


I love the rain!

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

I have been watching a well near the Sahir Agiari on Warden Road for over ten years now. The water is sweet and cool and drinkable... thanks to the tiny fish, frogs and an incredible turtle family that works in tandem with the fish and frogs to keep the well scrupulously clean. When the monsoons begin the water level in the

The Death of a Wetland...

Posted by: Prerna Bindra on

A confession...this is not being reported from the field. I have not personally visited Bharatpur National Park, not recently anyway. You could say I have abandoned it in its dire days-I simply do not have the heart to witness the slow death of the wetland, once fecund and so alive with the call and colour of myriad birds. My


Homeless Creatures

Posted by: arun tp on

 

The Poem "Homeless Creatures" is written seeing the terror, while walking through a small beach (Muzhappilangaud/Dharmadam in India) near my home, where Hundreds of Crabs and other small creatures are crushed and thrown for nothing, by the Cars and Bike's rushing through sands for pleasure in high speed. This started to


Beastly attitudes

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Statistics reveal that on death row in the USA, a significant number of murderers confessed that their first acts of cruelty were perpetrated on animals. It worries me that here in India, intentionally or otherwise, we may be teaching our children that cruelty is a way of life, by reinforcing in subtle and not so subtle ways


Cancers are on the rise. So are diseases such as malaria, dengue and filaria. At least some of this can be traced back to climate change impacts. It is imperative therefore that citizens of large metros learn to alter behaviour to prepare themselves for life in an age of climate change.
 
Water shortages, health issues,