The association of sand — humanity’s most prominent symbol of ephemera — with the idea of permanence would be ironic but for the duality inherent in nature.

The coal ministry has decided to allocate 17 blocks for mining last week.

Following the calamitous deluge in Uttarakhand, as criticism mounted that too many hydel projects were destabilising the hills, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna claimed that but for the Tehri dam, Ris

On paper, it is an open-and-shut case.

Since last week, a new study on the benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops is hogging headlines in national and international media.

Two months, assured by the Karnataka government that no new hydel project would be permitted in the Western Ghats region, the high court allowed the forest department to reevaluate two projects tha

Along with the Eastern Himalayas, the Western Ghats host India’s richest wilderness in 13 national parks and several sanctuaries.

On paper, it is an open-and-shut case.

No animal, not even the snake, attracts more bad press than the leopard. The worst victim of poaching in India, it is also the biggest killer of people among all large carnivores.

It was Jaipur, late 2007. A few months before the PMO cleared the plan to fly in tigers to Sariska from Ranthambhore, an IAS officer was holding forth on the subject at a private function.