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Bees in my backyard

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

"How doth the little busy bee improve each shining hour, and gather honey all the day from every opening flower!"
- Isaac Watts

I used to live in a building called Jaldarshan on Napean Sea Road. I woke each morning to the sound of a kingfisher.

Just outside our balcony, growing out of a sheer rock face, was an outcrop of lantana

Flogging the dead nuclear horse

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

One day the world's misguided economists and nucleocrats will share us what they hope to achieve by building so many nuclear plants, when there is not enough uranium to run the world's existing 500+ reactors for more than 40 years. As more get built (to "solve" the climate crisis) the date by which global uranium supplies get


Tomorrow   start global bird watchers conference in Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary(Gujarat)

 Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary! Located at the watershed of River Ruparel and Kalindri at the North East coastal region of Jamnagar district in the Gulf of Kutch, is a very special and unique ecosystem. In Khijadiya, the migratory birds of

Story Of A Tiger- A Poem

Posted by: Hita on


Born A little cub, Blind

Grew up with her mother

She learnt how to find,

Her own prey, to live  all by herself

One fine day, when she was almost there

It never really occurred to her

That Life isn’t always fair

Quiet and dangerous as it was for the deer,

It was for her own self but,

Little did she realize, she


Tiger Summit next week!!

Posted by: Nirmal Ghosh on


 I came across this roughly 15 year old write-up by Dad on the Old WII Newsletters website. This narration was written at a time when the fight for Palamau's future (a fight which as it seems today is all but lost) was at its peak and wherein support came from lets say "Unexpected Quarters". The following is one such 15 year

Oct. 25--Influential mining mafias are minting money in Gujarat, thanks to their unholy nexus with policemen and bureaucrats.

Precious limestone, bauxite, lignite and other useful minerals are being surreptitiously excavated day in and day out from the protected five-kilometre stretch around the leafy Gir wildlife sanctuary,


Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Perhaps the reducing number of Climate Skeptics from around the world should unite with members of the Flat Earth Society? This way they could could save carbon by holding their meetings in the same

The Satpura Experience...

Posted by: Raza Kazmi on





 The Journey Begins….. 


As soon as the Indore-Bilaspur Express pulled away from the Bhopal Railway station on the chilly night of 13th Feb 2010 at 11:10 pm, I could feel the Butterflies in my stomach. Our destination—Sohagpur, an obscure station in the Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh. I was

Click here to read the excellent piece that Praful Bidwai wrote. speaks for both India and Pakistan, two nations that share a common fate. Given the fact that almost 30 per cent of Pakistan has been ravaged by flood waters and the fact that rising seas and extreme climatic events are going to cause coastal fresh water aquifers

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