The lantana seemed like lost figurines in the milky mist. The mist seemed to mate with the early dusk. The chillness swayed the more it slayed. And the leafy tendrils shivered in some forgotten rhyme of yore. The sun peeped from primrose clouds. Fleeing glimpses, yet pregnant in pauses. This hide and seek game, between […]
The day a trifle worn, amid languid gazes torn, Sane mist born and multitude shadows shorn, Beneath the thickets brown, beyond the lantana crown, Mulled the spotted might, a canvas in intrigued slight, A feline grace in race, a patented snarl in spate, Many mighty questions quaked, in poignant nature awake, Hey human trespassers in […]
Come April 22nd and it would be four decades since Earth day took genesis in the United States. Since then it has gone international through the Earth Day network comprising of NGOs, quasi-governmental agencies, local governments, activists and nature lovers.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. Aristotle Brew all of them together, add an insatiable urge to make a real difference to wildlife conservation and you have a noble cause – Helping park rangers protect endangered species from poaching in Sumatra, Indonesia. A […]
The Asian Green City Index report, a unique research on environmental sustainability of 22 major cities in Asia, conducted by the Economic Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Siemens has lots of food for thought for the Indian cities that went under the hammer. Eight parameters formed the crux of the study framework namely energy and […]
The Union Budget for 2011-12, announced by India’s Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, in Parliament on February 28, 2011 does seem to take a hard look at environmental concerns with some concrete plans on the anvil. Down below are the salient features. 4% increase in the budget allocation for the ministry of environments and […]
Finally the curtain is down on the football World Cup 2010, replete with all the gut wrenching drama associated with the No 1 team sport on Earth. On a personal note, the demise of the Brazilian samba and the Argentine ballet left a huge lump in the throat. The Spanish salsa had the final laugh […]
Today is the World Environment Day, a wakeup call for all human stakeholders to not just pledge their support but also do their wee bit in their own little ways to pave the way for a greener planet. It is also a stark reminder of the fact that each passing minute is another chance to […]
The recent no go to release of Bt Brinjal by the environment minister in India has thrown a spanner into the aspirations of proponents of genetically modified (GM) crops. The status quo defined by the indefinite moratorium is not just a breather for the environmentally conscious brethren but also an opportunity for everyone to evaluate, […]
Three years back, the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh had close to 40 tigers. Today, one two tigers exist, not the original striped denziens of the forest, but two tigresses translocated from Kanha and Badhavgarh.