The Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka has been notified as a tiger reserve. While this tag will fetch extra conservation funds for the sanctuary, it threatens to displace Soliga tribals from their ancestral habitat. New generations of Soligas may not be content with their forefathers’ way of life, but this forest will lose its soul without them. And India will lose one of its best opportunities to try out a model of coexistence between wildlife and eco-sensitive people
HR Bhardwaj’s decision may well be the right one, but his methods set an unfortunate precedent
A large number of African-Indians competed in sports to celebrate an African-American president’s first anniversary.
The governments of deluged Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have been hurling blame around. Thankfully, there were actual rescuers at work too.