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  • REVELATIONS OF FOREST

    REVELATIONS OF FOREST

      Aaron Ajay Mathews It was an Onam festive mood in Kerala when I made up my mind for leaving to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala which is around 50 kilometres from Munnar. I didn’t have a reply for my mother’s enquiry about going to Chinnar during the festive season, but there was something calling

  • MANAS NATIONAL PARK

    MANAS NATIONAL PARK

    Conserving a unique biodiversity Arunav Gupta  Manas National Park on the borders of the Indo-Gangetic and Indo-Malayan biogeographical realms is the most diverse of India’s wildlife reserves. It lies on a gentle alluvial slope in the foothills of the Himalayas, where wooded hills give way to grasslands and tropical forest and is home to a

  • HOW SAAF IS OUR SWACH BHARAT ABHIYAN

    HOW SAAF IS OUR SWACH BHARAT ABHIYAN

      Cleanliness is next to Godliness-is now being followed and practiced everywhere in India. In the midst of the process of the Swach Bharat Abhiyan, Padmaja Choudhury attempts to critically examine the sanitation scenario in India.   The ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ got everyone talking about sanitation and cleanliness. The effort taken by our Prime Minister

  • THE HOMELESS ELEPHANTS

    THE HOMELESS ELEPHANTS

    Human-Elephant conflict has become a common menace with the unceasing depletion of forest cover. Rakesh Soud illuminates on this burning issue and suggests some corrective steps which can resolve this ecological disorder   Wherever elephants and people coexist, various interactions are inevitable. Elephants often symbolize wisdom, strength, and sacredness as the largest land animal. They

  • Tribals and Tigers

    Tribals and Tigers

    A Bodoland Story Rakesh Soud explores here into some startling facts about forest cover depletion in the BTC area and proposes some multi-pronged strategies to restrain any further mitigation of the tigers and other natural resources   Prior to the European worldwide exploration, the indigenous and local people of probably all countries had social systems

  • The Elephant’s Lore

    The Elephant’s Lore

    Rakesh Soud herein focuses and discusses on the age old tradition of training and domesticating elephants and its intrinsic association with the folklore of Assamese society. Elephants always appeal to the people of all ages as being the largest living land mammal. I have been in incessant touch with the elephants since a long time.

  • The Forest Man of India

    The Forest Man of India

    Zaheer Akram Bora Born in 1963, Jadev “Molai” Payeng belong to the Mising community/tribe of Assam, known for their simplicity, honesty and straight-forwardness. Although a small hut at Kokilamukh in Jorhat district of upper Assam is the heart and home of his family, comprising his wife and three children, Payeng’s deeds hold testimony to the

  • On the brink of extinction

    On the brink of extinction

    Niraj Kakati and Nilmani Rabha A relatively big bird suddenly took flight a few hundred meters ahead of us, though we had not noticed it on the ground. It was of robust size, with large wings, recoiled neck and greyish in colour. As the bird settled on the bank of a stream further apart, we

  • Natural Disasters

    Natural Disasters

    Rudhir Prakash Sarma emphasises here the necessity of co-ordination between Government Agencies and General Public during natural disaster   Nobody prefers to experience the misfortune of facing a disaster. But there are times when such situations arise and therefore such occasions call for effective and quick reactions in order to minimise the loss of lives

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