Vivek Menon

Vivek Menon is executive director and CEO, Wildlife Trust of India

A clouded leopard in captivity
Caging the Beast

What is captivity to a living being? Is it only an animal in a zoo that suffers? Or do wild animals feel captive in the wild too?

14 July 2016
Sudan with his caretakers at the Ol Pejeta
Last Rhino Standing

The demise of Sudan could mean permanent extinction for the Northern White rhinoceros

22 June 2016
MILK OF ROYAL KINDNESS: Kate and William feed elephant calves at the Kaziranga rescue centre as the columnist looks on
WillKat and the Endearing Eleven of Kaziranga

The royal couple makes a difference in the animal kingdom too

20 April 2016
A green-tailed sunbird trills in full throated glee, Mayodia, Arunachal Pradesh (Photo: VIVEK MENON)
A Cockney Chaffinch and the Art of Birdsong

What do bird calls do to human minds? Our brains store away the aural backgrounds to our lives and when we hear strange, unfamilar sounds, we feel alienated. In this personal aural mindscape of ours, birds play a major part

08 March 2016
The Tiger, The Tusker And a Forest Guard

Watching her from our elephant-back vantage, there was a peace that was starting to descend on that wretched Dhikala chaur. The chital went back to their grass. The elephant breathed slowly, then slower, and then no more. The tigers of Corbett had claimed their largest victim yet

03 February 2016


Mehr Tarar

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Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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