'Don't misunderstand the leopard'
Few wildlife enthusiasts have tracked leopards more closely or known them more intimately than jonathan and Angela Scott, who have made the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya their home for over 40 years. They speak to Deepanwita Gita Niyogi about their book, The Leopard's Tale, that …
‘The price of millets is 3 times higher than that of regular rice’
J Suresh is an Engineering graduate, and had been working for six years as a techie before he left his job to start a millet restaurant. After much struggle, he started Thirukkural Unavagam in Karayanchavadi, Chennai. The restaurant has one more branch in Adyar, Chennai, which Suresh runs along …
‘World’s first e-waste microfactory will create a ripple effect on jobs, especially for local communities’
Prof Veena Sahajwalla, the Indian-origin scientist who launched the world’s first microfactory for e-waste, talks to Down To Earth about its environmental and financial viability
If sanitation is treated as a community problem, we can make something happen for very little money
Just like a better iPhone is not the solution to poor telecom connectivity, sanitation cannot be solved by a smart, well-designed product, sold at the right price, says Julia King, researcher and architectural designer who has been designing community toilets in Savda Ghevra, a resettlement …
'Change perception about wastewater'
Blanca Jimnez-Cisneros, director of the division of water sciences and secretary of International Hydrological Programme, Unesco, talks to Sushmita Sengupta on how a huge cultural change is required to treat wastewater as a valuable resource. Excerpts from an interview.