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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

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

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

Green acquisition

Greening 70 hectares of rocky wasteland colonized by an invasive Mexican plant at the foothills of Mehrangarh fort was not an easy task for environmentalist Pradip Krishen, says Shilpa Raina

Following rivers

Students of IIT Roorkee are now studying the dynamic behaviour of rivers in Uttarakhand with a view to avoiding recurrence of 2013 Himalayan floods that ravaged the state, says Shweta Sharma

Tearing plastic

A 15-year-old girl is campaigning against polythene bags by setting an example. She turned eco warrior after hearing about a cow that died after swallowing a polythene bag, says Anil Sharma

 
Sunny step

Harnessing solar power is one way of tackling the country's energy needs as Hindustan Cleanenergy is planning to do in a big way, says Biswajit Choudhury. It makes India's future look sunny

Rhino and more

Kaziranga never disappoints its visitors as spotting the famous one-horned rhinoceros in its natural habitat is a sure thing, says Arvind Padmanabhan, who adds that there is much more to see

Good food

Go Organic is not just a mantra to reconnect with the roots but it is about upward mobility and a modern necessity that helps poor farmers and women's cooperatives, says Azera Parveen Rahman

No ivory tower

China cracking the whip on ivory trafficking by destroying 6.1 tonnes of tusks and carved pieces is a good start, which will help elephants in Africa more than those in Asia, says Rahul Dass

Sharing concern

Women of a self help group have taken a 2000 feet stretch of land along river Gobadia as common property resource and turned it green. Ajitha Menon tells us about the project's significance

Kashmir landing

Whatever Kashmir is for human beings, it is now home for over 3 lakh migratory birds that have landed at the Hokersar bird reserve. Sheikh Qayoom explains the itinerary of the winged guests