Peter Smetacek

OPEN TO OPINION

The author founded the Butterfly Research Centre, Bhimtal and specializes in butterflies and moths, which he uses as bio-indicators to assess the health of forests and groundwater.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

How faulty government policies ruined farmers and made our cities unbreathable

Environmental refugees have swelled the urban populations to levels well beyond anything existing infrastructure can handle.

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

Nainital lake is in danger

The water level dropped alarmingly this year despite normal rainfall.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why fires are continuing to ravage Uttarakhand forests

Unless the state pursues a model of zero tolerance towards the crisis, it may end in water wars.