Save The Lakes

At the dawn of the 20th century, it was widely believed that wetlands were merely a transitional stage in the succession from open waters to land. But by the 1940s, there was a growing acceptance that wetlands were a distinct ecosystem. Today,

Powering Up From The Grassroots

Much before the urgency of transitioning to renewable energy dawned upon us to combat global warming and climate change, the idea of harnessing the sun to generate electricity had taken root in a small village called Tilonia, about 50 km northeast of

Going Underwater

India’s coastline is slowly, but surely, being swallowed up by the sea. The east coast is under greater threat, and at some points along the Bay of Bengal the coastline is receding by as much as 20 metres every year. Though about

Friends of Forests

To achieve the target of restricting the rise in global warming to not more than 1.5o C by 2030, the emission of greenhouse gases all over the planet needs to come down by 7.5% annually for a decade, starting in 2020, according

Climb For Green

Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the Western Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas, the Khasi and Garo Hills and the Lushai and Patkai ranges of India’s Northeast are all in the throes of a similar problem-an ever-burgeoning population and development at

Unprepared For The Ticking Zoonotic Bomb

After weathering the Covid-19 pandemic for more than a year and a half, the global population is learning to live with it. Public health experts inform us that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is henceforth going to remain endemic to humans. Australia and New

Corporate Life-Savers and Care-Givers

The nation lurched from one crisis to another, economy was decimated, businesses were disrupted, and families faced a series of calamities and emergencies due to the Covid pandemic. But growth perked up quite fast in some sectors, and India Inc’s profits zoomed

Pump Up The Volume

In the summer of 2013, when heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand, triggering devastating flash floods, a group of people in a small village in Mukteshwar district huddled around an FM radio receiver, listening intently to a familiar voice. They had tuned in to

Footballing for good

Football was introduced in India by the British towards the end of the 19th century. The Dalhousie Football Club was the first football club that was established in 1878. Since then, the beautiful game has seen many ups and downs. From being