Jay Mazoomdaar

Killing Panna’s Poster Cubs

Exposed: a monitoring team kept Panna’s only male from his cubs for four months after birth.

16 September 2010
Relocation Rumpus

Barring a few exceptions, the mandate and money meant to free the country’s finest tiger forests of human settlements is going waste in the absence of practical, transparent and sensitive groundwork.

21 May 2010
Tadoba’s Bloody Trails

Tigers have killed more than 50 people around the Tadoba Andhari reserve since 2006. Why is Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district turning into India’s bloodiest tiger conflict zone?

25 March 2010
Who’s Killing the Corbett Tigers?

Four tigers found dead in less than a month, within a triangular patch of about 40 sq km in the heart of one of India’s best reserves. Natural deaths? Infighting? Poaching? With the media rife with speculation, Open cuts through the clutter to find some answers.

11 February 2010
Surrendering the Last Frontier

The Kanha-Pench landscape is one of India’s best four tiger habitats. But despite objections from the National Board for Wildlife, National Tiger Conservation Authority, Wildlife Institute of India and Supreme Court’s Central Empowered Committee, a highway might just deny the big cat its best chance of survival.

21 January 2010
Bypassing Consensus

The consensus is for an alternative alignment and restricted use of an existing road. No one agrees with the NHAI’s plan for underpasses.

21 January 2010
...and Still Counting

Who remembers climate change? Reporting from the second UN Population Summit from Mumbai.

30 December 2009
Hierarchy Begins at Home

Why rich bullies in the climate debate should not surprise us.

25 November 2009
A Climate of Chaos

If climate change is your biggest concern, $50 billion has been well spent to convince the world of man-made global warming and its dramatic threats. But sold on the hypothesis of a projected catastrophe, we are ignoring the clear and present dangers facing the earth

25 November 2009
Soul Safari

Even less than two weeks in Kenya’s stunning wilderness makes for a coffee table book and a case for conservation. Could we expect anything less from India’s most eloquent tiger watcher?

05 August 2009


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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