Nature

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VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Urbanisation, Capitalism, Extinction, Nature

Go on, eat crow. How we are sacrificing everything non-human at the altar of commercial greed

Climate change over the next 50 years is expected to drive a quarter of land animals and plants into extinction. What then?

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Trees, Dust storms, Climate change, Nature

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.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Nature, Letters, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi

How Nehru’s letters to Indira Gandhi helped turn her into a nature lover

[Book extract] Correspondence between daughter and father further suggests what Indira voraciously pored over in 1932.

LIFE

 |  Wild Ways  |  7-minute read
Delhi, Nature, Spring

How spring in Delhi helped me overcome the grief of my father's illness

As our angiographies and CAT scans carry on, somewhere also, a vivid flower is blooming.

POLITICS

 |  Wild Ways  |  4-minute read
Fire Safety, Nature, National Museum Fire

Delhi lost a childhood treasure in museum fire

That feeling of knowing friends who were much older, appearing indestructible in their reality, are gone forever is not flameproof.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Nature, Birds, Wildlife, Delhi

Where birders like me from Delhi can go and see rare cranes and more

The petite bird was spotted in Dhanauri, a bird-watching hotspot about 50km from Delhi.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Nature, Wildlife

Into the wild, a map every Indian must see

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

LIFE

 |  Growing Pangs  |  4-minute read
Nature, Environment, Wildlife

We need to pass our love for nature to children

World Wildlife Week starts on October 2, celebrate it by taking a walk in the park or having a picnic.

VARIETY

 |  Breaking views  |  1-minute read
Nature, Wildlife

Image of the day: When a blackbird rode a hawk

A visitor to the DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges in Iowa and Nebraska recently snapped an incredible photograph, which was released today by the US Department of the Interior.