Person of the Year 2015
Vol 6 Issue 8, Feb 20 - 26, 2015
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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
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