19 quakes strike Nicobar Islands within 10 hours
No casualties have been reported so far
"I spent three years in bed, giving company to death"
K Pradipkumar Singh was diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 2000. After suffering acute stigma for many years, Singh bounced …
Sergio Canavero: the brain behind first proposed head transplant
Surgeon Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy, has been making news for two years after he claimed he …
R K Laxman and his love for common crow
Legendary cartoonist who passed away on Monday in Pune had a fascination for the crow, which he thought was a really ‘uncommon’ bird
‘Equality is no longer in our vision of society’
Historian Romila Thapar speaks to Rajat Ghai
Back of Australia
The continent has an unlikely superlative: it has the world's largest feral camel population. RAJAT GHAI traces their origin from British India …
The East India Company was not a hypocrite like the British Raj: William Dalrymple
The historian speaks to Down To Earth about his latest work, The Anarchy
'The Satnami rebellion was a rare anti-caste movement in South Asian history'
Author Amita Kanekar speaks to Down To Earth about her latest book 'Fear of Lions'
Stepwells in Gujarat are a lesson on community-based water harvesting
Gujarat can find solace in its traditional water monuments. For that, it first needs to restore them
‘Wildlife trafficking and crime are ever shifting and changing’
Azzedine Downes, president and CEO of International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) spoke to the media about various issues concerning global …
There are 150 Bustards in the Desert National Park, claims report
Wildlife Institute of India pegged the species' total population for the whole country at 150 during 2018
Water birds on the rise, but it is not all good news
Expert speaks to Down To Earth on the findings of Day 1 of the Asia Water bird Census
The Gonds, like other indigenous communities, still do not have sovereign political rights
`Indian cuisine is rediscovering itself'
Ethnic Indian food is reinventing itself, says Colleen Taylor Sen, considered to be one of the leading historians on Indian and South Asian food. …
Bizarre, serious, jocular
Janaki Lenin captures the animal (and human) world in all its mystique and charm
How Nanak used nature in his verses to drive home his point
Down To Earth speaks to musician and singer Rabbi Shergill about the poetry of Sikhism’s founder and its many allusions to facets of …
Mexico reserves 50% seats at all levels of government for women
Under the new set up, federal entities and the federal cabinet will have have an equal number of men and women
Grey hypocolius seen for the first time in the Thar
Found in North Africa and West Asia, the bird was photographed in two locations in Rajasthan
Citizen science helping to prepare biggest-ever database on Indian wild canids
The Wild Canids–India Project, started by 5 researchers, is collecting hundreds of entries on 8 wild species belonging to the dog family …
Gujarat's burgeoning crocodilopolis
Vadodara plans a park for crocodiles to keep their numbers and attacks on humans in check
‘In a world in which wildlife is so threatened, the Indus dolphin is a rare good news story’
Gill Braulik, who has been studying Indus River dolphins in Pakistan for over 15 years, speaks to Down To Earth about the future of the animal in …
Water crisis in the Himalayas: story of urbanisation at the cost of environment
For four years, two academics and a photojournalist researched urbanisation in the Himalayas to bring out the deadly scams of human activities in …
“तटीय भाषाएं चुका रही हैं परिवर्तन की कीमत”
भाषाविद गणेश देवी ने ऐसे अनूठे भाषा सर्वेक्षण का नया खंड प्रकाशित किया है, जो भूगोल और लोगों के स्थानीय दावों पर आधारित है।
`Indian Ocean has been the central theatre of human existence'
Economist, environmentalist, urban theorist, Sanjeev Sanyal wears many hats. He has written four bestselling books on Indian political history …
क्या सेंटीनेलिस को ‘बचाने’ की जरूरत है?
अंडमान की सेंटीनेलिस और अन्य जनजातियों की आबादी सीमित है। क्या वे विलुप्त हो जाएंगी?