Articles by Vrushal Pendharkar
Dec 02, 2019
With The Unquiet River, historian Arupjyoti Saikia plays biographer to the Brahmaputra, charts its ever-shifting courseOne can hardly imagine Assam without the Brahmaputra, says historian Dr Arupjyoti Saikia
Nov 26, 2019
River Ganga and its boats have become far too noisy for the river dolphins to communicateBoats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.
Mar 01, 2019
Marine ecologist Divya Karnad, 2019 Future of Nature awardee, on working towards sustainable fishingMarine 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.
Nov 28, 2018
The Re-Origin of Species: Should extinct animals be given a second chance at life? A new book offers some answersMany 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.
Aug 04, 2018
On the trail of the grey ghost: Stalking the elusive snow leopard in the hills of KyrgyzstanOne 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.
Sep 30, 2017
Rosh Hashanah: For Bengaluru's Israeli Jewish community New Year celebrations hold special meaningRosh Hashanah is a two day celebration that marks the dawn of a new year for Jews around the world
Sep 03, 2017
At the GSLEP 2017 summit, a pledge to protect the snow leopard's future, and its habitatAt 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.
Jul 23, 2017
Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature offers a portrait of the late prime minister as an environmentalistJairam 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.
May 14, 2017
The Lost City of the Monkey God: Douglas Preston chronicles the discovery of an ancient civilisationIf 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.
Apr 09, 2017
Zanzibar: The tropical paradise David Livingstone called 'the most beautiful place on Earth'Zanzibar has a bit of everything for everyone – for the history buff, the adventurer or a leisure seeking traveller.