Secrecy, economics marks the new way forward

• Wildlife film-maker, Mike Pandey and India's Central Zoo Authority were among the recipients of the first Proggy Awards given by the Indian branch of the NGO, People for Ethical Treatment To Animals.

In a perfect market economy, where all externalities are internalised by the companies and paid for by the consumers, a market leader will also be an environment leader. The ground reality is, however, different. Take the example of Grasim Industries Ltd, which became the biggest cement company in the country after acquiring the cement division of Larsen and Toubro in 2003-04.

This is a unique year for India s environmental movement. It marks the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy. It is also the 30th anniversary of the Chipko movement: women of the Himalaya hugged

Kashmir’s dying lakes are choking their dependants

Militancy s most distressing casualties

Arouse people s interest in governance

Julia Bonds, a grandmother living in the state of West Virginia, usa, has been awarded the 2003 Goldman environmental prize for her fearless campaigning against the hazardous practice of mountaintop coal mining. Bonds, the director of the protest group Co

The us administration's proposed budget has raised the hackles of the country's environmentalists. To be sure, a sum of us $30.4 billion

It has been a year since Anil Agarwal, the founder editor of Down To Earth, passed away. We remember him every moment. We work as his proxies. We work his dreams; they have become ours, too. His