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January 8, 2020

A tale of two sisters: One is allowed to study, the other has to fetch water

The tale of two sisters of Adbar shows that access to water also plays its part in determining who goes to school and who does not. Young girls should not have to miss school to fetch water

Patralekha Chatterjee
January 8, 2020

The ‘nip in the air’ is now a bite into the lungs

Looking at Nature with intricate, living detail can help us through the Anthropocene’s sicknesses

Rural Connection
January 8, 2020

When life-giving rivers become lifeless …

Fishes are very sensitive to changes in water quality. When rivers get dry or become fragmented into isolated pools, what happens to fishes and turtles?

Rural Connection
December 30, 2019

Southwest monsoon 2019 took everyone by surprise and proved it is the master

The southwest monsoon 2019 would be remembered for the twists and turns and the numerous rainfall records it broke, despite a late onset and 33 per cent deficient rainfall until June end

Rural Connection
December 30, 2019

Several tourist places in India have exceeded their carrying capacity

Tourism is a significant contributor to global warming. While many tourist hotspots have managed to keep pollution and resource degradation within check, most are struggling and getting polluted and degraded

Chandra Bhushan
December 30, 2019

Many “city diseases” are spreading across villages. This will have a long-term impact

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is no longer confined to the rich or city-dwellers. It is spreading in rural India, which has fewer doctors, worse health facilities

englishteam
December 28, 2019

The poultry industry is witnessing radical changes. How would small farmers survive?

The small farmers are getting affected because of the high cost of feed, which is around 70% of the total cost of production. These farmers should start making their feed, which will also help them in increasing their margins

Ibne Ali
December 28, 2019

What happens in Rajasthan’s Sambhar lake can impact the global population of bird species

Birds know better than us where to go, when to leave for their journey and when to stop. Our part in this journey is much more limited: it is about ensuring the bird’s resting places are safe

Neha Sinha