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?
Shaktiman, a snowy-white police horse, was greviously hurt during a protest march in Dehradun. Called a police officer, a soldier of the state, a re-presentation of Congress, the political party against which the march was called, eventually Shaktiman was just an innocent horse with no voice to say who actually hit her. This calls into question, once again, the poor state of our Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Shaktiman died after a month of suffering. The Act remains unchanged. The price of torturing an animal remains Rupees 50, less than the cost of a cup of coffee.
A thin, shivering dog, the colour of light cocoa powder, was recently picked up by a grinning man, and thrown off a roof. The man is reportedly a medical student in Chennai.
The “activity” appears to have been part of planned group leisure – another person, also a student at the same institute, documented this, and the fruit of his labour is a slow-motion video carefully showing the man’s smile, the dog’s scared whimpers, and its thudding fall onto the ground.
The fog was heavy on the stalks of paddy. It was like wool, spilling outside the horizon. I expected to see Sarus Cranes. And I did. They came stepping daintily into my line of vision, ballerinas seeming like they were holding their skirts up.