A bhisti ruled an empire once

... doctor of dead skin, dressed in white, in this medieval mortuary with hides dangling around him from a blood-red wall, grafts a piece of skin...

Walk along the Ken to Find a World You Didn't Know Was There

We discussed old stories, traditions surrounding the water, agricultural practices, recent climate patterns, historical narratives, people’s aspira...

Wetlands of Tamil Nadu soon to have protected status

Through notifying 100 wetlands as “priority wetlands”, the state’s choking urban wetlands may finally breathe.

Youth drive revival of traditional rice varieties in West Bengal

“Traditional rice cultivars are inherently endowed with higher nutritional value than their chemically grown counterparts.”

Cross-border environmentalism and the future of South Asia

"When will New Delhi rise to connect the dots between representative democracy and ecological sanity?"

How Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bengaluru, Chennai are tackling water crisis

“There should be recharge plans at both the micro level in houses and the macro level led by the government in parks, roads and public buildings,”

A rice, lost and found

The rice, endemic to Kerala, adapted to the salinity of the coastal areas. To survive the tides the plant grew taller - to 1.5 meters.

Toilets for all? May be a crappy idea

With only half our population having toilets, our rivers have turned into large sewers

Green Toilet in my backyard

Ecosan (short for ecological sanitation) toilets are improved versions of old dry toilets that do not demand water for flushing

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