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Manas – a land of beauty as well as strife, as experienced first hand by Pallabi Chakraborty.   It was the morning of the 26th February, 2020 and I sat in Binita’s room (Binita Baruwati is my friend and ex-colleague who works as

New version of classic television series rekindles interest in science and environment.   Ann Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson A new season of the famous ‘Cosmos’ television series conceived by pioneering science communicator Carl Sagan started broadcasting in India from March 2020 and

Revisiting the butterflies of Matheran after 125 years Scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society and Somaiya Vidya Vihar University have published a research paper on the forgotten butterflies of Matheran in the community peer-reviewed ‘Biodiversity Data Journal’. The research paper titled 'Finding the forgotten

Common insects with unique capabilities, ants as we know them now evolved from vespoid wasp ancestors in the Cretaceous period. They live in highly organized colonies and are found almost everywhere on earth. Forward march! One, two, one, two

Zara, the handicapped elephant arrives at the Elephant Hospital In Mathura, established by Wildlife SOS with support from U.P. Forest Department. At a very young age, Zara was subjected to a lifetime of abuse and neglect as a begging elephant. Though

Martin Luther had said, “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." And yet we continue to justify our destructive actions in the name of development to fell ancient

One of the positive notes during the pandemic and following lockdown was felt in the form of Wilderness Weekend by Teepee Culture. Ranging from mentor-led sessions and webinars to an awe-inspiring panel of experts, with yoga sessions and virtual jungle

A heartfelt call to be kind to stray animals, especially during the nationwide lockdown due to the global pandemic, when these poor animals suddenly find themselves without their usual food sources in the suddenly empty roads.     The outbreak of COVID-19, the