SC verdict: Our right to privacy is fundamental; Aadhaar’s validity will be tested

A three-judge bench will decide whether Aadhaar is putting unreasonable restriction on people’s right to privacy

How to win the climate wars – talk about local 'pollution' not global warming

Unlike the more abstract idea of global climate change, pollution is tangible and its effects are obvious

What is the cost of doubling farmers’ income by 2022?

The farmers have to make an investment of Rs 463 billion in the next five years

This year, monsoon has been anything but normal

There is a problem with IMD’s long-range forecasts and how we understand and classify our monsoons

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Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the Editor of Down To Earth magazine. She is an environmentalist who pushes for changes in policies, practices and mindsets

Matter of taste

Our vegetables have become blemish-free, resistant to pest and long-lasting, but …

The Behaviour Puzzle

Stigmatising the powerless is not the way to a cleaner India, but only a more …

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नमामि गंगे की कटती धारा

केंद्र की उच्च प्राथमिकता वाली नमामि गंगे परियोजना की सफलता पर सवाल उठ रहे हैं। परियोजना के दो साल बाद इसका हासिल स्पष्ट नहीं है। 

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'We could discover new bird species in the eastern Himalayas'

Trevor Price,He has been studying birds in India since 1972, investigating breeding biology and bird distributions, especially in the Himalayas. He is a leading expert in bird speciation—the formation of new bird species in the course of evolution. Currently, on a Fulbright Fellowship and working with the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.

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  • Beyond DNA
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    Maurizio Meloni's book is a fascinating social and political history of human heredity spanning over 150 years

  • Today, as throughout history, scientific theories do not decide political values "

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