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Bad weather for conservation

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Trekkking through the Western Ghats forests of Bhimgad in Karnataka, I paused to take in the vista before me. I was at a height and thick forests stretched to the horizon all around me. I had just visited the only recorded site in the world of the endangered Wroughton's Freetailed Bat and the walk back was hot and strenuous. A


Is this justified ?

Posted by: Pranesh on

The plight of the tourism elephant is a sight to be seen . During my visits to the NP of Kanha , Pench & Bandhavgarh apart from the pristine beauty of the jungles,the thrill of sighting the tiger I couldnt help but notice the plight of the slogging pachyderms ferrying tourist relentlessly to & fro from the resting abode of the


Himalayan controversy

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

The champagne bottles are being uncorked. The climate skeptics are in full cry in India, with the Himalayan glacier story criticising the IPCC report hitting the airwaves. The original IPCC reportstated that the total area of Himalayan glaciers would likely shrink from 500,000 sq. kms. to 100,000 sq. kms by 2035. The source for


Haunted Angels

Posted by: arun tp on

 

"Haunted Angels" is a simple poem that is dedicated to all the bird species and other sad species living on this earth, either in captivity or in freedom. Here in this poem the word "beast" is used for all humans who never loves other species, or irrationally kills and serves for his selfish desires. If we humans think they


 

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


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