With The Unquiet River, historian Arupjyoti Saikia plays biographer to the Brahmaputra, charts its ever-shifting course
One can hardly imagine Assam without the Brahmaputra, says historian Dr Arupjyoti Saikia
Boats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.
Marine ecologist Divya Karnad, 2019 Future of Nature awardee, on working towards sustainable fishing
Marine ecologist Divya Karnad has been working with fisherfolk along the Coromandel and the Konkan coasts, with a desire to bring about change in unsustainable fishing practices. This work has won her the prestigious Future of Nature Award for 2019.
The Re-Origin of Species: Should extinct animals be given a second chance at life? A new book offers some answers
Many scientists across the world are trying to bring back lost species, like the mammoth, passenger pigeon and even the dinosaur, to life. Torill Kornfeldt, a Swedish science journalist, visited many of these scientists in their laboratories to find out how far they had reached in their individual quest.
One region where researchers are on a quest to unravel the secretive ways of the snow leopard is the Shamshy wildlife sanctuary which is a three hours' drive south-east from the capital Bishkek.
Rosh Hashanah is a two day celebration that marks the dawn of a new year for Jews around the world
At the GSLEP summit held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan between 24-25 August, the governments of 12 countries where the snow leopard is found, committed to secure the future of these cats and pledged to protect the mountains they roam.
Jairam Ramesh's book — Indira Gandhi: A Life In Nature — is a decent effort, coming during Mrs Gandhi’s birth centenary year, to piece together a life immersed in nature although her day job would have been to cater to needs of a developing nation.
The Lost City of the Monkey God: Douglas Preston chronicles the discovery of an ancient civilisation
If you are a collector of legends or have a weakness for adventure stories, The Lost City of the Monkey God, by Douglas Preston, should be a cover-to-cover read. Regardless, the book is a brilliant story of a lost city as there might not be many left to discover in our times.
Zanzibar has a bit of everything for everyone – for the history buff, the adventurer or a leisure seeking traveller.
The controversy over Kaziranga forest department officials allegedly shooting poachers on sight prompts the question: Is there a way to protect animals, and human life?
Kanishk Tharoor has been described by Amitav Ghosh as not only a gifted but an extraordinarily talented writer. Here he discuss growing up in a famous literary household, the importance of reading and his love for football.
Taking Wings and Winning: KV Subramaniam's memoir of Reliance Life Sciences years is for all leaders
Taking Wings and Winning serves as a reminder of the journey Reliance Life Sciences with KV Subramaniam, at its helm, has undertaken so far
Barry, the new Netflix film, traces the early period of Barack Obama’s college life at Columbia University, in the fall of August 1981.
The Curry Coast review: Discover a very different Kerala with Binoo K John's witty, at times poignant book
Just before the turn of the century when Kerala started to tempt the intrepid Indian traveller and began to emerge on India’s tourist map, now senior journalist Binoo K John decided to travel through the region of Malabar, 500 years after Vasco da Gama first landed on the shores of Calicut.
To feed a healthy generation of manpower, India would do well to gather old foods from history and treat its soil and water with respect.
Leonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood is a timely and important film putting in perspective the current state of our only home
The Ivory Game review: An epic documentary that goes undercover into the sinister underbelly of trafficking
The Ivory Game with its fantastic natural shots and real-life tradings of ivory hopes to spark an emotional outcry among opinion leaders, politicians and audiences around the world in saving an iconic species of the natural world.
Mumbai-based wildlife photographer Nayan Khanolkar was one of the winners of the prestigious Wildlife Photography Awards. He tells us how he got the picture of the leopard, that won him the prize.
Is destroying our stockpile of ivory, like Kenya did earlier this year, a solution to the problem of trade in the 'white gold' that results in several elephants dying slow, agonising deaths?