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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

River Brutanga is a tributary of the Mahanadi on its right bank in Nayagarh district in central Orissa. 


A ~500 metre earthen dam has been proposed on the river. The dam will submerge over 1500 ha adjacent to the Baissipalli Wildlife Sanctuary, which is part of the Mahanadi Elephant Reserve and Satkosia Tiger Reserve. Apart

We must all be players

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

It was dry and very hot. At around 3.30 p.m. on a May day, temperatures hovered around 45 degrees C in the shade and the perspiration evaporated almost as fast as it appeared. But this did not bother me. From the bamboo thicket to our left we had heard the bell-like alarms of a sambar deer. A tiger was about. Ten, fifteen,