Chennai – A Haven for Migratory Birds

by Rahul J Our seasonal guests, from over 29 countries, come to India every year during the winter. [1] For most of us, a day’s long flight is enough to tire and bore us down. But for these birds, taking flight paths that can go over 1000kms long is not a choice, it is anContinue reading “Chennai – A Haven for Migratory Birds”

Partitions and water

by Prithvi Saravanabawan People say, “ If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water”. Nevertheless, people being who they are, constantly think that they stand at the pinnacle of nature’s creation and naturally think that they are entitled to everything around us. This is an archetype that we have constructed forContinue reading “Partitions and water”

Sustainable Living

by Nakshatra Balachander Living Alone and Bored weekends? Why don’t we move around our house and make it a zero-waste home without disposing anything? A little background of zero-waste house concept:  Zero Waste is a movement to reduce the amount one consumes and consequently  throws away. Adopting a Zero Waste lifestyle is one of theContinue reading “Sustainable Living”

Ganges River Dolphins (Platanista gangetica gangetica): Effect of Dams and their Conservation

by Rohan Nath Introduction Considering the rate with which many landscapes, including freshwater ecosystems, around the world is being converted by humans; it is important to understand the evolutionary  potential of endangered species. The race between the surrounding countries to harness water  extraction and hydropower propels the South Asian Rivers into a threat. The mostContinue reading “Ganges River Dolphins (Platanista gangetica gangetica): Effect of Dams and their Conservation”

Indian Forest Fires – A Raging Omission

by Rahul J Forest fires have been raging in many parts of India for some time now, and this issue has been going unnoticed. There have been 82,170 forest fire alerts over the span of two weeks ( April 1- 14th ) of this year, many of them falling to deaf ears[1]. So, in thisContinue reading “Indian Forest Fires – A Raging Omission”

Khecheopalri Lake, the Sacred Lake of Sikkim Himalaya of India

by Rohan Nath Introduction The Khecheopalri Lake of Sikkim Himalaya can easily be considered as the most sacred lake among all the 150 lakes in Sikkim. It is a highly popular site for a large population of domestic as well as international tourists due to the rich biodiversity, the landscape of the lake and manyContinue reading “Khecheopalri Lake, the Sacred Lake of Sikkim Himalaya of India”

Waste Management at East Calcutta Wetland

By Rohan Nath Introduction Calcutta has two important water bodies. One of them is the Hooghly river on the west which acts as a drinking water source and the other is a low-lying area towards the east called East Calcutta Wetland (Fig. 1), which plays the role of a sink. The East Calcutta Wetland hasContinue reading “Waste Management at East Calcutta Wetland”

The ‘E’Rase: E-Waste Campaign

by Dakshina Kannan With great innovation in electronics, comes a surge of electronic waste. With cheap and smart mobile phones, and easy E.M.I options, it has become easy to own and dispose electronics. For every new phone upgradation, one is discarded. Electronics are being produced at an exponential rate without a consideration of how muchContinue reading “The ‘E’Rase: E-Waste Campaign”

Pandemic Protection: Tradeoff at a cost of Future Threat

Case Study: Lake in Golf Club Road by Srijita Chakrabarti The pandemic since the year 2020 has turned the world upside down especially concerning the natural resources at large which have majorly suffered. The tradeoff highlighted in this situation is at a cost of great future threat. The case highlighted in this article talks about theContinue reading “Pandemic Protection: Tradeoff at a cost of Future Threat”