The modalities of the model much-acclaimed Kerala Model cannot survive long on self-denial
Good but not true
The United Nations does not take into account sustainability of the environment in assessing progress using the Human Development Index, …
Turning to God
Godfrey Baseley, the man behind "The Archers", BBC's popular serial on agricultural information, is dead. His 'gossip' was valuable advice to the …
France's forests have historically remained alienated from its commoners
An alternative perspective
While small irrigation projects are the need of the hour, the government is obsessed with big projects
Life ad death for the ordiary Indian citizen have become mere statistics
Powerful words that provided the base for judicial activism in India. How potent are the judgments delivered in favour of the environment? Will …
W(h)ither Indian science?
High-profile science need not be the cornerstone of Indian science policy. What is required is to give more thrust to existing methodologies and …
The new US foreign policy on environment, if well implemented, should shake African nations out of a long stupor into tackling massive eco-…
A beaten path
Suresh Prabhu is by no means breaking new ground. He is merely mouthing the same promise made time and again, but never fulfilled, by his predecessors
Who US, what sanctions?
By conducting nuclear tests, India was only asserting its sovereignty. Now, if it gives in to US pressure tactics, it will tantamount to begging …
Can ants think?
Fascination and challenges of the search for extra-terrestrial life
The construction of the Thoubal multi-purpose dam and the Tapaimukh dam in Manipur has sparked off protests
Aping Western trends in science has given Indian research priorities a skewed perspective
the key to prosperity
It's time India realises that it is trade and not merely technological innovation that holds...
Exit, green fences
Hedgerows, reservoirs of biodiversity, quietly fade into extinction in Kerala
When the water begins to stink
...Yet another rainforest disappears and a way of life dies as "development" catches up with the Guaranis of Paraguay
The death of Arun Kumar Sen, the inspiration behind the Students' Health Home, the biggest medical insurance scheme run by students in the country,…
Looking forward to the past
Portrait of a village indifferent to the urge to move with the times
If you want to read a book
...the near universal necessity of being the owner of a book to read it needs immediate and drastic revision
Surviving on wood
Collecting fuelwood provides a basis for survival for the poor around Dharwar
Women in power
Women elected to panchayats in Karnataka and Rajasthan function in two ways: some live up to expectations and other succumb to the pressures
Bed and breakfast available, only for a year
Researchers probing parasitism among birds say the hosts are cleverer than those living at their expense. The great reed warbler, for example, …
Thais dig deep into wallets for songbirds
Doves can cost a fortune in Thailand, where the people pay heavily to domesticate the bird.