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Displaced for nothing

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2012

Making slow headway

Author(s): Nandini Velho
Issue Date: Jul 31, 2012
On April 3, the Supreme Court ordered states to declare buffer zones around their tiger reserves. A buffer zone is an area which is adjacent to the core area of a tiger reserve and is aimed at promoting coexistence between humans and wildlife. The limits of these areas are determined using scientific criteria and are set in consultation with the gram sabha and an expert committee.

On elephant’s trail

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2012

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2012
Chemistry From nature’s basket

Tiger reserved

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2012
Business in Khatia village on the border of Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh starts as early as 2.30 am. Tour operators crowd the yet-to-open ticket counter at the entry gate. Gypsies carrying drowsy tourists start queuing up, jostling to be ahead of each other. Restaurants and shops open to serve the tourists. As soon as dawn breaks, Khatia resembles a crowded marketplace.

Letters - July 31, 2012

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2012
Backdoor trade The write-up, “Death on mounds of a bumper crop” (July 1-15, 2012), is a realistic analysis of farmers’ woes in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. I have quit my corporate life to start farming. When I reached Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh in May, I saw many people making temporary shelters on their tractors or heaps of wheat and waiting outside procurement centres.

Letters - June 30, 2012

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2012
GM ignorance At its best

Tree frog gets new fans

Author(s): Sanjay Sondhi
Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012
During a recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, we were staying on the edge of the Sessa Orchid Wildlife Sanctuary. The small 100 sq km sanctuary in West Kameng district is well-known for its orchids. The Indian Army uses Sessa as a transit check post and hence there are a fair number of army personnel in the area.

Whose corridor is it?

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012

A flawed effort

Author(s): Anurag Danda
Issue Date: May 31, 2012
Conservation By Murder is unlike any other book on Indian Sundarbans I have come across. It is a brilliant piece of research marred by appalling production quality.
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