The food trap

India, Aug. 17 -- The International Panel on Climate Change 's (IPCC) latest report, released earlier this month and stating that the process of producing and making food available accounts annually f... Read More

Big cat's leap of faith

India, Aug. 3 -- Jim Corbett wrote in the Man-Eaters of Kumaon , the "tiger is a large-hearted gentleman with boundless courage and that when he is exterminated -as exterminated he will be unless publ... Read More

Animals deserve a dignified living

India, July 25 -- A report in the Delhi edition of The Pioneer on Sunday, July 21, quoted the well-known actor, John Abraham , as saying that animals should be treated at par with human beings. Referr... Read More

Annual trial by water

India, July 20 -- As of Wednesday, July 17, floods had claimed 67 lives and, according to official figures, affected 46.83 lakh people and 16 districts in Bihar. Thirty of Assam's 33 districts were un... Read More

A witness to history

India, July 11 -- One can divide writings about countries into three broad categories - academic or journalistic narratives about their politics, economics, international relations, history and future... Read More

Can the monsoon die?

India, July 8 -- With the monsoon arriving in India, it is important to remember its critical importance to the country in terms of its impact on the economy and the lives of people. As to the first, ... Read More

New threat in our backyard

India, June 27 -- The arrest of four terrorists of the Neo Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) by a Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on June 25 once again underlines the organisation's con... Read More

The ticking time bomb

India, June 22 -- As it settles down to govern, the new Government at the Centre needs to deal with the critical issue of population growth. Yet another indication of the pressing need for this is pro... Read More

The world of fantasy

India, June 13 -- Sanjay Sircar's Fantasy Fictions from the Bengal Renaissance: Abanindranath Tagore: The Make-Believe Prince (Kheerer Putul) : Gaganendranath Tagore: Toddy-Cat the Bold (Bhondar Bahad... Read More

Deal with displacement

India, June 8 -- A question that did not receive adequate attention on June 5, the World Environment Day , is about what people described in the media as "climate refugees." The United Nations High Co... Read More