Articles by Jay Mazoomdaar
Aug 02, 2014
Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in IndiaFigures from Karnataka show that for every three leopards poached, two come under vehicular traffic. And few of these killer roads pass through sanctuaries or national parks.
Jul 21, 2014
Will the BJP government save Jarawas from a BJP MP?Before the polls, Andaman MP Bishnu Pada Roy spoke of mainstreaming the Jarawas and throwing their sanctuary open to settlers. Now he is all set to deliver on his promises.
Jul 14, 2014
Will environment be the casualty of PM Modi's new efficient governance?In its first month, the Narendra Modi government has tried to fashion itself into a mascot for efficiency. Asked to deliver tangible results, ministers have set themselves competing deadlines.
Jun 30, 2014
Lessons from the success story of Great Himalayan National ParkThis treasure trove of nature now has a world heritage site tag to flaunt, as a testimony to its ecological worth and conservation efforts. Will the fairy tale hold under pressure for infrastructure building?
Jun 22, 2014
200 crore roadside trees: How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawedNot just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkari’s target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development?
Jun 16, 2014
Report on NGO funds: Is the Intelligence Bureau on a witch hunt?The first thing first. All NGOs should be made accountable. They must make full and public disclosure of their funding and expenditure. They must also be made answerable under the RTI Act. The voluntary sector is a den of corruption and needs to be set straight.
Jun 10, 2014
Beas river: Drowned engineering students are not the only tragedyDemand-driven power generation leads to drastic hourly fluctuations in water levels in most rivers. At risk are the lives and livelihood of thousands and the riverine ecology.
Jun 08, 2014
Cleaning up the Ganga, Yamuna: Why Modi must forget Sabarmati modelThe Sabarmati riverfront may appeal as urban beautification to certain aesthetes but the river remains an ecological disaster. Modi needs to do much better to restore the Ganga and Yamuna.
May 31, 2014
Can the Modi sarkar chart a green road to growth?Striking a balance between growth imperatives and green concerns is not impossible. It requires sincerity in politics, economy and science. The key challenges before the Modi sarkar
May 24, 2014
Modi emerges strongest but what’s with the liberals crying foul?The rise of the right wing politics poses a great challenge to the liberal. But slighting a mandate and crying foul at the new dispensation even before it takes over is both unfair and self-defeating.