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Prerna Bindra

Prerna Bindra

Environmentalist and writerprerna@bagh.org
Though a city-dweller, Prerna Singh Bindra is at home in the forests she is committed to protect. Her book, The Vanishing: India’s Wildlife Crisis, was released in June 2017.

By Prerna Bindra

Dear Virat Kohli, I implore you to understand the value of water

India is facing one of the worst summers of severe water deprivation. Using running water for washing cars is just not right. Indeed, you, an icon, should teach us to conserve every drop.

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Endometriosis: A disease which needs cure and empathy. Not ignorance and callousness

Endometriosis is one of the main causes of infertility. Apart from debilitating chronic pain, severe loss of energy, nausea, etc., it can also take all the joy out of sex.

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Don't subject the Great Indian Bustard to politics of hate

Before pointing fingers at Pakistan, we need to reflect upon our own lack of political will to save the Great Indian Bustard from extinction.

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Why catch and hunt snakes for PM Modi's World Yoga Day fest?

One culture can't be greater than others, while nature remains a stepchild.

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Don’t stop at #WorldEnvironmentDay. 10 simple rules to live by to save Earth

When was the last time clean environment became an election issue? Make it one.

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How the Lalgarh tiger died a thousand deaths

The state had failed the hunted and stood by its hunters.

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How a photo exhibition is seeking to save our fragile Himalayan waters

Water catchments are being deforested, and the Himalayas are at the forefront of climate change with rapidly shrinking glaciers.

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How I've learnt to live with endometriosis, a disease which needs a cure and empathy

Endo is one of the main causes of infertility, and it can take all the joy out of sex.

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The bird that could have become India's national bird but for that spelling!

This article first appeared in India Today magazine.

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My tribute to the foot soldiers who guard India's forests with their lives

They tirelessly defend our planet's future.

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Why I feel Sadhguru's much-hyped 'Rally for Rivers' fails to address the real problem

Let’s not play God with rivers we revere as Gods.

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How environment was pushed to the brink of disaster in India

[Book extract] There is something even more troubling than the high rate of clearance, of decimation of protected wildlife habitats.

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Why my best friend Doginder can't get enough of Mishti: The Mirzapuri Labrador

Alas! She is in a book that weaves a beautiful relationship about a dog and her people.

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Watch how India crushes its national animal, tiger

Shocking video of the incident shows the crowd shouting: dabao, dabao!

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Mopa airport risks animals and people's livelihoods in Goa

Ecological and social impacts apart, detractors have questioned the economic viability of the airport.

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Animals are not vermin, culling the wild is no answer

For a country proud of its ahimsak traditions, it is hypocritical to support the act without addressing the root of the problem.

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If Modi is serious about saving India's tigers, he must read this

Ahead of the Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, suggestions for PM.

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Bring back the house sparrow

The boisterous, perky little creatures are rapidly disappearing, not only from India but worldwide.

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Sad how the great animal orchestra has fallen silent

The Earth has music, but do we care to listen?

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How sand mafia is waging a war in Chambal, endangering wildlife

At the root of this is a surge in demand for sand fuelled by real estate boom.

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Dudhwa is becoming a death trap for tigers

Intrusion by the district magistrate and her guests in core areas at night seems to have disturbed the animals.

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How wildlife artists in Rajasthan are bringing railway stations to life

Sawai Madhopur is all set to showcase Ranthambhore’s ample ecological 'heritage'.

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India's first river linking project will drown its precious tigers

The ambitious plan will obliterate over 200sqkm of the Panna tiger reserve and all the wildlife within it.

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Aamir Khan, before 'intolerance', it's the air that will kill us

We continue as though breathing poison is nothing out of the ordinary.

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Indira Gandhi's lesser known legacy: How Iron Lady saved India's wildlife

She laid the foundation of much of the policy framework that protects India’s forests and wild creatures.

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Into the wild, a map every Indian must see

Dr Rohan Chakravorty illustrates the country's lush forests, wetlands and wildlife through beautiful caricatures.

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Why men are better when they are animals

His brilliant display may or may not charm his prospective bride, but it may attract the attention of a predator.

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Murder! This is what happens when you run over a snake on the road

Habitats are fragmented, cutting off well-worn migratory paths of animals and force behaviour change.

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Aurangzeb or Kalam: Where the streets are shamed

No matter if the road is named after a Mughal emperor or a people’s president, it doesn’t stop us from disgracing it.

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Why is India murdering its fishing cats?

The feline is rapidly losing ground, and we need to act now if we are to protect it.

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