Ballerinas of Najafgarh
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Ballerinas of Najafgarh

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 … Continue reading

Is the tiger a citizen?
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Is the tiger a citizen?

Are wild animals citizens of India? What responsibilities do people have towards animals? And what should we do now that a killer Highway is being expanded, widened and becoming more impossible for an animal to cross? National Highway 7 passes through Kanha-Pench tiger corridors and Kanha-Nagzira tiger corridors. Here the tiger, is forced to cross … Continue reading

One Tree
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One Tree

NEHA SINHA Sometimes, you pause just to look at one single tree. Because one single tree is sometimes like Mother Nature herself: giving, sheltering, a world on to itself. In the Yamuna Biodiversity Park Extension, Wazirabad, North Delhi, this single tree is incubus to dozens of weaver nests. The single tree is like a colony, or … Continue reading