Issue Date: Nov 30, 2000
Asia has more polluted cities than any other continent. That's what a comparison of 20 leading cities of the world shows. Rapid economic growth spurs the growth of big cities, which in turn bring in more vehicles. While the growth rate of vehicles in most developed countries has stopped or is very low, in nine Asian countries -- India, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore -- it is around 13 per cent.
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