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The Ground Water Problem

Posted by: Bratish Poddar on

Our water table is depleting at a rapid rate. We regularly hear news about earth's  decreasing water levels. Underground reservoirs are drying up. Most of our water is drawn up from below the ground. However, this water is not getting replenished. Rains are getting irregular, but in most places they still are sufficient.  This


Posted by: Bratish Poddar on

This is about the article "animal people" in the September issue of sanctuary Asia. There were some incidents mentioned of elephants getting lose in cities. Another such incident occurred recently in Mysore. An elephant from the jungle came into the city and a man was also killed. People were following the elephant around,


Posted by: Avinash Upadhyay on



Let's not talk of tigers for a while. Let's talk of people.

If anyone wants to really understand how intimately the lives of the villagers dotting the perimeter of National Parks have come to depend on eco-tourism, he merely needs visit any of these national parks in the monsoon months. These are the months when the parks

The Hidden Message of Dussehra

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

Everyone knows that Dussehra commemorates Lord Rama's vanquishing of Ravana and the evil he represents. Running parralel to the legend of the Ramayana and the triumph of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, however, is the lesser-known tale of the Pandavas who worshipped the Shami tree which safeguarded their concealed weaponry and

Give wider berth to Nilgiri Tahr

Posted by: Suresh K L on

Being endemic to South-Western ghats, Niligiri Tahr occurs in a few protected parks of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and their number stands between 2000-3000 is known fact. When British invaded this part of India, Thar's numbered around 50,000-100,000. It is said that Palani Hills landscape of Tamil Nadu alone had 25000-30000 of these

 Mother Nature or the Fallen Sister
Nature, our fragile environment has been the abode of life for man since times immemorial. Not forgetting that the first things laid out in this planet earth were the two whore words, light and dark i.e. day and night. Nature, the words which whore the admirations of many philosophers also

I was so happy. My daughter was settled in at a remarkable, small school/organic farm in Vermont for the next few months, looking ahead to a curriculum famous for its emphasis on environmental studies and sustainability. Her education, at least for this season, was going to be nearly as progressive as it gets in the U.S. She

Death by Carbon

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

I wonder what goes through the minds of politicians and others who know that producing a barrel of oil from oil sands produces three times more greenhouse gas emissions than a barrel of conventional oil. How do they live with themselves?

I often grapple with the power brokers in the energy business from time to time. They


Posted by: Ashima Mandla on

Sometimes we are forced into directions we ought to have found ourselves. The ailing planet and its call for
remedy is the result of man's dominant nature. But now that we have realised that our dominance would further
cause degradation, its time to switch over to a harmonious exsistence. Now is the time where contribution

As the maddening congeners of Jan Lokpal bill swarmed the streets of the capital and the saintly ‘Anna' continues his heroic fast unto death campaign against corruption, I realized what if- what if we have a conservationist Anna.

You might question, why Environment? Is it pertinent today to ask for the conservation and