Goolar or country fig is a super food. It is known to cure stomach ailments such as diarrhoea, is rich in fibre, and modern research shows that it can help to reduce cholesterol in the body

FIRST FOOD: Culture of Taste

Communities across India have found innovative ways to use seasonal produce that grows locally. The book brings to you a collection of nearly 50 recipes that use local produce

India has a living tradition of healthy food

Our country has the opportunity to be different in its food journey. With our ancient wisdom, we can prevent McDonaldisation of food

Delightful appearance

For tribal people, the thrill of food lies in the knowledge and awareness about picking the right food at the right time

The eco tree

Many tribal communities consume semal because of its medicinal properties. Others worship the tree. A clan of the Bhil tribe in Rajasthan protects the tree because they consider it a tree totem

Intoxicatingly delicious

With increasing urbanisation and changing food habits, very few people are aware of the mahua fruit and its oil, let alone its health benefits

Rice for kings

Black rice is indigenous to the Northeast, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. In Manipur, it is considered food as well as part of traditional medicine

Food basket in danger

Latest data suggests a decline in the nutritional quality of food. What is stripping our food of nutrients? Can authorities cope with the challenge?


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

Pet coke conundrum

We are buying the world’s dirtiest fuel as if we have no worries of air …

Policy Backfires

Policy design allows dirty fuels like pet coke and furnace oil to flourish 


‘नमामि गंगे’ पर 'स्‍वच्‍छ भारत' का बोझ

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के दो प्रमुख कार्यक्रम परस्पर विरोधी प्रयोजन में काम कर रहे हैं। जब तक स्वच्छ भारत मिशन पूरा होगा, गंगा किनारे लगभग तीन करोड़ सेप्टिक टैंक और गड्ढे खोदे जा चुके होंगे। इनसे नि‍कला मल-मूत्र नमाम‍ि गंगे पर पानी फेर सकता है 


Sister Solar System and Earth's cousins

After discovering Earth-like planets in 2014 and 2015, the NASA took a step towards finding life outside our own solar system by discovering a new one with seven Earth-sized exoplanets

  • Scattered dots
  • Scattered dots

    Sarnath Banerjee takes on too many nuances of a water crisis that are difficult to integrate in his graphic novel

  • The book is a fictitious account of dystopian Delhi in the throes of a seemingly never-ending water war "