Issue Date: Sep 30, 1994
"Green cover" -- a near-generic, near-pacifist environmental term today -- was coined at a time of bitter war, by Allied troops hiding from Japanese bombing runs in Malaya's forests in World War II. In the next great war, the Vietnam war, ironically, green cover was home to the Vietcong and a threat to the American troops, who Agent Orange-d the country. Thereafter, the progress of development has seen to the defoliation of the world's land to such an extent that war has come into something so benign as environmentalism.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
Butterflies on the roof of the world is a vivid and engaging narrative of the author's rendezvous with the butterflies and moths in particular, and nature in general