Here, I recount the story of four irreverent tigers from Ranthambhore, brought to Sariska, and the expectations of the state machinery for resultant tourism and tales. The big cats though, were reluctant, imperious, and just, well, tigers. This piece first appeared in the Indian Express. NEHA SINHA A cracked road, winding through lush forest, bracketed by zealous home …
Flamingos have found an unlikely habitat in a squalid Delhi ‘drain’ If you ask a farmer in South West Delhi’s Najafgarh where the ‘Najafgarh jheel’ is, chances are he will quizzically ask, “Kaunsi jheel (Which lake)? Aap naale ki baat kar rahen hain (Are you talking about the drain)?” At first sight, the Najafgarh wetland looks forbidding. An impenetrable olive-green …
I have often found that in my writing and research, and in my small attempts for conservation, there isn’t adequate follow-up of issues. So many issues are cyclical and require sustained engagement or monitoring. There are also issues we as a community take up but have to give up, due to our difficult field and …
Pokemon is based on evolutionarily distinct, endangered species. Can these games create new awareness towards Nature?
Can a fierce tiger be killed because of a road? Sounds impossible, but is true. The story of a young tiger killed on a road near Dehradun, Uttarakhand’s Capital.
The barometer of India’s leadership in tiger conservation will be both in securing Indian wild tigers in our forests as well as diplomatic heft for Chinese captive tigers.
The government is trying to refine its wetland rules. It’s a case of throwing out the baby with the waters.
Wetlands need to be reinforced as more than just open sources of water. How they are identified and conserved requires a rethink
Land or wetland?
A waste of land?
A look at our curious bipolarity towards wetlands, which teem with life but are valued more as land than waterbody.
This piece appeared in February this year, since then the National Green Tribunal has called for the re-establishment of the National Wetland Regulation Authority.