Tarsh Thekaekara's response (4 September 2010) to our article "Can a Tiger Change its Stripes? The Politics of Conservation as Translated in Mudumalai" is welcomed for opening up in public a debate on tiger reserves that has remained regrettably confined to the corridors of power.

The notification of Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu as a tiger reserve in 2007 has resulted in a contested politics between activists, non-governmental organisations and conservationists with regard to the future of protected area management.

An enormous amount of funds (government, multilateral and non-government) flowed into the coastal areas hit by the tsunami of December 2004. But what has been the quality of rehabilitation and what lives do the survivors

THE draft National Environment Policy (NEP: http://envfor.nic.in/nep/nep.pdf) released by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has attracted much attention. It represents the first-ever attempt to draft a policy for the environment as a whole. At first glance, the document appears to be quite comprehensive and sophisticated.

Forest histories have more often than not remained aloof from more broad-based economic histories of agrarian communities. As a result, narratives of the forest economy have focused almost entirely on the process offorest settlement. This article focuses on regional processes of territorialisation associated with revenue and forest settlement in the context of the Kolli Hills.

Concerned residents of the city have formed groups to ensure the municipal authorities take care to keep the city clean, green and functioning.

Against the opulent backdrop of the WHO building in the Capital, children of the Anna Nagar slum act out on the street their problems and the solutions.

Saheli, a Delhi based women's organisation, has, for some time, been fighting against long acting female contraceptives like Net oen and Norplant 6, believed to have dangerous side effects. It took its case to the Supreme Court and got the government to

That is what Lata Srikhande, a Pune housewife, did to solve her domestic waste disposal problems. Now her neighbourhood is following suit

Decline in supplies has badly affected many traditional crafts. Woodcarving in Saharanpur is one of them. Despite a revitalised export market, the craft that had begun as a sustainable proffession is dying a slow death