'Jahangir's scientific contributions have been ignored by mainstream academia'
Ebba Koch is an art and architectural historian. Her area of specialisation is the period of Mughal rule in the Indian Subcontinent (1526-1857). She teaches art history at the Institute of Art History, University of Vienna in Austria. Professor Koch was in India recently and spoke to Down To Earth about the fourth of the Great Mughals, the Padshah Jahangir, who was an astute observer of …
'The gut influences our mood'
Giulia Enders is a two-time scholarship winner studying medicine at the Institute for Microbiology in Frankfurt, Germany. Her presentation of Darm mit Charme (Gut Charm) won her first prize at the Science Slam in Berlin and went viral on YouTube. Her book on the gut is a bestseller. Enders speaks to Down To Earth about the less discussed topic. Excerpts
`Construction is still going on with the tacit support of the Nainital Lake Development Authority'
One of the most popular hill stations in India, Nainital is threatened by rampant constructions, even in landslide-prone sites. Ajay Singh Rawat, an environmental activist and history professor at Kumaon University, filed a public interest petition in 1993, and in 1995 stringent building rules were framed by the Nainital Lake Region Special Area Development Authority. Rawat spoke to Jigyasa …
‘The future of the Indian Wolf is hanging by a slender thread’
Karnataka-based documentary filmmakers, Senani Hegde and Krupakar, whose work on wild dogs has been feted in the past, have recently, won another laurel. Their documentary, Walking With Wolves recently won the Wildlife Conservation Award at the Centre for Media Studies’ Vatavaran festival. The duo spoke to Down To Earth on their movie and the Indian Wolf. Excerpts:
‘Bangladesh a veritable laboratory to study climate change action’
Saleemul Huq is the director at the International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD) since 2009. Huq is also a senior fellow at the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED) where he is involved in building negotiating capacity and supporting engagement of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).…