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Jay Mazoomdaar

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India
Green versus Red

The future of conservation in some of India’s most resource-rich forests hinges on how battles shape up between rebels and the State

20 June 2013
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Living
Grand ideas for a greener world

Environmentalism is often an expendable cause to a majority that fears economic oppression by a minority with delusions of saving the earth. But we need not take sides. From corporations striving to harness massive wind power along the Atlantic Coast, to the Herculean trash collectors of the Pacific; from a cross-country initiative to save the vibrant Mekong river basin, to modern China embarking on another, greener Great Wall, five exciting and ambitious projects show how all of us have an incentive to shape the future rather than fight it

30 May 2013
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Living
How the Violation Continues

Our voyeuristic outrage at rape will not end the life of this crime. But maybe it won’t be attempted so often, so brazenly if we start dealing with rape for what it really is

22 July 2012
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India
Have Laws, Will Flout

To fast-track reforms, India’s Prime Minister apparently wants to bulldoze green clearance barriers

08 July 2012
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India
Everybody Loves a Bear Wrestler

Few forest officers have booked as many offenders as RS Kala has. Fewer still enjoy the local community support he does

01 June 2012
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Living
Terrorism’s New Face Could Be Green

The militant green across the globe are getting desperate and crackdowns by law enforcement on their acts of ‘ecotage’ are getting brutal. The battle lines are drawn

01 June 2012
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Living
The Thing About Trendy Green

10 popular panaceas that promise to revive our ecologically bankrupt planet. But can they ever deliver?

31 May 2012
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India
Nobody Hits a Lady

The national outrage over Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s handling of satire is plain naiveté. Didi knows better than to ignore such timeless instruments of destruction, particularly when she is sure to get away with her counter-offensive

22 April 2012
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India
Why Is Hooda Afraid of the CBI?

And why his state Congress government is trying every crooked trick in the book to stall a CBI inquiry into charges of largescale corruption brought to light by a whistleblower forest officer

22 February 2012
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India
Project Spotty

Cleared in a hurry amid much fanfare, Project Cheetah now waits for funds to fly in the first consignment from Africa. But the once-lost cat stands even less of a chance in a crowded 21st century India, and its reintroduction will pose fresh challenges for other species on the brink of extinction. There may still be just enough time to scrap this dangerous experiment

04 February 2012

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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