West Bengal's best-known expert on rivers, Kalyan Rudra, 62, and Babu Bhai, a 32-year-old fisherman, have a common lament-hilsa, the fish that can tingle Bengali taste buds like nothing else on ear

In India, nothing encapsulates the failure of governance more than the unforgivable abuse of the Ganga, its largest and most vital source of freshwater.

Deep inside a dream he sees himself, dressed in the same slightly torn lungi that he wears every day, but with his hair flying in the wind at the top of a grand, three-storey mansion.

The deathly sludge that entombed most of Kedarnath town in just 24 hours on the evening of June 16 and on June 17 morning may have just changed life in the Indian Himalayas forever.

On February 26, 2013, a division bench of the Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital ordered the removal of structures built illegally within 200 metres of the Ganga embankment.