Vol 7 Issue 38, Sep 16 - 22, 2016.

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  • Feathers & fears

    Feathers & fears

    A book by Kerala State Biodiversity Board, ‘Feathers of Vellayani’, takes the reader to the skies to provide an overview of habitat destruction, which is a looming threat to avian diversity
      Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 17
  • Coping vagaries

    Coping vagaries

    Despite climate change affecting the agrarian community in Uttarakhand’s Almora district, Sudha Gunwati shows a way to cope with nature’s vagaries, says Anuradha Sahni after visiting the hills
      Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 1
  • Duck as metaphor

    Duck as metaphor

    Delegates to the Paris Climate Summit were given papier mache ducks by CARE International. Rajendra Shende tells us how the duck has become a metaphor for the campaign to seal a global deal
      Posted    14-Dec-2015    Vol 6 Issue 50
  • Mush chances

    Mush chances

    Mushroom farming has come as alternative money earner for the women farmers of Assam, who were suffering due to erratic rains. Azera Rahman brings us success stories from the northeastern state
      Posted    30-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 48
  • Water saver

    Water saver

    Executing water conservation projects in over 4,200 locations is no joke. But Ayyappa Masagi has done that and more to save water, says Ruchita S, who drove 119 km to find out why the much honoured man is called a ‘Doctor of Dry Borewells’  
      Posted    19-Sep-2015    Vol 6 Issue 38
  • Green to solar

    Green to solar

    Punjab, the state once known for its Green Revolution is going green in a different way. It is encouraging farmers to go for mini-solar power plants and offer land for setting up solar plants
      Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 30
  • Letting free

    Letting free

    In 2016, the population of wild birds will go up when vultures belonging to three critically endangered species, which are now being bred in captivity, will be released, says Vishal Gulati   
      Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 24
  • Care for birds

    Care for birds

    A computer engineer by calling, Arundhati Malhar Yatish Mhatre’s heart goes out to birds. Her passion is on display at her seventh floor flat in Mumbai, where winged visitors fly in for breakfast, lunch, dinner and rest, says Afsana Rashid
      Posted    11-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 19
  • Wolf’s woes

    Wolf’s woes

    ‘Cry wolf’ means false alarm. But we have taken even the real wolf for granted that it has landed in the list of endangered wild animals. Quaid Najmi reports on the wolf conservation efforts
      Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 10
  • Sunny future

    Sunny future

    Solar power is essential to provide electricity to the entire nation, feel the honchos at Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, who find the off-grid solar targets achievable
      Posted    16-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 7
  • Winter home

    Winter home

    Pong Dam wetland has emerged as a favoured winter resort for migratory birds, especially the endangered bar-headed geese. The man-made wetland hosted over 130,000 birds, says Vishal Gulati
      Posted    16-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 7
  • Forest vigil

    Forest vigil

    Women’s groups in various villages have resolved to guard the forests in the Himalayan terrain of Lahaul valley, which, as Vishal Gulati found out, has kept poachers and wood cutters at bay
      Posted    16-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 7
  • Jack of fruits

    Jack of fruits

    Paying encomiums to the jackfruit, Sany George explains how in Kerala the fruit can be a meal, a snack, dish, curry and dessert. Its seed, thick skin and also leaves, too, have their own us
      Posted    31-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 5
  • Clean air

    Clean air

    An eponymously named company, Breathe Easy, brings clean air to the indoors of Delhi buildings through an innovative green technique involving indoor plants. Vishnu Makhijani takes a breath
      Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 4
  • Rooftop technicians

    Rooftop technicians

    To meet the ever growing demand for ‘solar technicians’ with more rooftop photovoltaic systems being installed, a training program has been launched in Gujarat, reports Killugudi Jayaraman
      Posted    19-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 3
  • Homecoming

    Homecoming

    Despite the September floods ravaging Kashmir, over 300,000 migratory birds have landed in the valley, their winter home, even as efforts are on to restore the reserves, says Sheikh Qayoom
      Posted    15-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 46
  • Palm delight

    Palm delight

    As it ushers in a process to phase out liquor, Kerala is set to introduce ‘neera’, a packaged non-alcoholic drink tapped from coconut trees, much to the delight of farmers, says Sanu George
      Posted    08-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 45
  • Saving falcons

    Saving falcons

    Flying 22,000 km, a million Amur falcons visit Nagaland every year with some getting killed. Now the government and civil society plan to make the sanctuary safer for them, Sujit Chakraborty
      Posted    03-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 44
  • Tree ritual

    Tree ritual

    What began as an experiment in 1995 to plant a tree when a girl gets married in a Uttarakhand village has now spread to 3000 villages triggering a green revolution, says Nitin Jugran Bahuguna
      Posted    2014/09/29    Vol 5 Issue 39
  • Nature’s warning

    Nature’s warning

    The latest deluge in Kashmir was Nature’s message to the people. Too much of messing with the environment have happened that some water bodies reclaimed their territory, says Sheikh Qayoom
      Posted    2014/09/29    Vol 5 Issue 39
  • Spice land

    Spice land

    In the plantation town of Kumily, Sudhamahi Regunathan revels in the fragrance of cardamom and learns everything that one should know about the spice that is a must in most traditional dishes
      Posted    22-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 38
  • Goa stirred

    Goa stirred

    It missed a chance to be on the Bond film, Skyfall. Soon it might be missed by all those benefitting from it. Dudhsagar, Goa’s grand waterfall, may soon dry up, says Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
      Posted    30-Aug-2014    Vol 5 Issue 35