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Neha Sinha

Neha Sinha

Wildlife conservationistnehabnhs@gmail.com
Neha Sinha is a wildlife conservationist, and lover of the weird, wonderful, wordy and wild. She works with the Bombay Natural History Society and her views are personal.

By Neha Sinha

Conserving water: Since every drop matters

As we head towards an impending water-crisis, here are a few the things we can all do to save and store the blue gold.

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A Zoo for Who? Are these spaces of learning or enclosures of torture?

Zoos are not panopticons. The animal comes first.

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The Game of Dragons: Drogon realised the futility of war when people couldn't

Drogon not avenging his mother's murder, and obliterating the cycle of violence is a fantastic glimpse into a more-than-human point of view.

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Spare a thought for wildlife this summer

See goodness emerge from the fallow spaces by just letting them be — here are a few things you can do to help wildlife this summer.

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Why we desperately need the Aravallis if we want to survive

The Aravallis are much more than an aesthetic setting to the National Capital Region. It is the natural entity that protects us from desertification, holds crucial water reserves and protects us from global warming.

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Welcome to Delhi: The wonderland of bird-watching this spring

The Yamuna River, tucked into the farthest corners of the mind for most of the year, is being parted and cleaved by thousands of beaks and wings.

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Why India needs to adopt ecological patriotism

This year onwards, we need to pressurise our lawmakers, and ourselves, to be ecological patriots. There is really no other way for robust citizenship.

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Wildlife writing is under an Indian transformation. And here are my top five picks

Natural history and wildlife writing in a decolonised set-up has no obvious traps of power. It is instead sensitive, scientific and occasionally, about love.

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Why we urgently need to provide elephants alternate routes to move about

If elephants are to survive, much more intensive habitat management is needed.

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Wet is not waste: Wetlands may not look much to us, but they are a lifeline for birds

While India gets tens of thousands of migratory birds, we have not had sustained conservation work for many species.

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We could not save Avni. Can we now save her cubs, please?

Despite several protests, the suspected man-eater was killed in a midnight encounter. There was no state-approved vet present.

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Durga Puja is proof our rivers are not fit to carry faith

The fact that most of our Gods are supposed to depart through the conduit of flowing rivers is laced with irony.

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Wildlife Week 2018: Why India could not have had a worse week

Death of 23 lions in Gir, death sentence to 'man-eater' Avni — all these prove that it's time we looked beyond cosmetic solutions.

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How nature and culture come together to make 'Village Rockstars' a truly regional film

The non-human characters, like the flood, paddy fields, and the natural landscape are almost as important as the people in the movie.

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#FiftyTrees: How people from different cities are documenting trees to protect them

A tree is so many things — a landmark, a protective cover, a canopy of memories and so much more.

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When I decided to go birdwatching in a saree

There are more accounts of men in jungles with rolled-up shirt sleeves, colonising the land in their country-side brogues, than of women going through wild spaces.

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This Independence Day, five things we urgently need independence from in the environmental sphere

We need to understand nature is the basis for life, we need planning with conservation, not destruction, at its heart.

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Why SC said quaint forest guest houses can't be transferred to private and commercial entities on PPP

Most of these buildings with high roofs and scientific ventilation are more climate-friendly than any of the new buildings.

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How we're to blame for the plastic ring locking a stork's beak

Wildlife is dying unloved, unmourned, because of us.

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Why incidents of dogs killing children and livestock are rising in India

The fact that they hunt does not mean the entire species needs to be demonised and clubbed to death in acts of revenge.

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Why dust storms have left so many fallen trees in Delhi in their wake

With rising, apocalyptic air pollution, trees are a natural buffer we will literally choke without.

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Endemic Bird Day: 6 winged friends of India you must know about

Let’s learn to protect them.

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Why spring is the birding season

Spring is a time of celebration that is hard to ignore. It’s a time to get out there and look at the sky and the sea, the bough and the boulder.

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Why Delhi's natural spaces are under threat

The old city's heritage is not just its ancient bazaars, tombs, and monuments but also its ecology.

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Durga Puja also signifies what we would like India to be

It isn’t a platitude to say that people of all faiths regularly visit the puja pandals.

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Why Game of Thrones does a disservice to dragons

Dragons shouldn't just be military weapons, Games of Thrones needs to characterise its beasts better.

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Why Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is the war film the world needs today

The movie will steal up on you, striking you with eerie terror.

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GST: Does government want us to eat donkey meat and other questions

The list of exempted goods will make one feel that we consume horse steak and have deer antlers hanging up on our walls.

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Why the searing Delhi heat is giving me visions of apocalypse

The heat of the moment declares that we need to go on massive tree plantation and tree preservation drives in our cities.

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Baahubali 2 doesn't do a disservice to women as the first one

The second movie is not a champion of feminism but is still several bounds ahead.

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