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Where the wild things are

India, June 20 -- N ature has been kind to India. History has not. Over the last 200 years, India has lost large swathes of its diverse forest land to human impact (housing, industry, infrastructure,... Read More


Meet the ecologist giving grass roots in the Nilgiris

India, June 19 -- Godwin Vasanth Bosco, 33, is a restoration ecologist who spent over a decade studying and restoring the Nilgiri plateau, a 5,000 sq km tableland in the Nilgiri biosphere that abuts t... Read More


Fungi whisperer: Meet the scientist studying the secret lives of trees

India, June 19 -- It is generally understood that trees can't speak, but there's a lot going on underground. Scientists have, for decades, been studying how plants interact through their roots, partic... Read More


Get your earful: The HT Smartcast podcasts you must hear

India, May 29 -- "The process of discovery and growth in this nascent medium is enjoyable to all, podcasters, producers, marketers and distributors," says Deepti Ahuja, HT Smartcast's podcast producer... Read More


Hear and now: Inside India's podcast boom

India, May 29 -- Everyone's listened to a podcast by this point. Some in relative confusion - what is this and why can't it be a story or a video. Others with glee (which are the best ones, where can ... Read More


Peace-keeping force: Krithi Karanth wins award for work on human-animal conflict

India, May 7 -- Krithi Karanth grew up watching India's wild animals up close. She saw her first tiger and leopard at the age of two. By seven, she was helping her father, K Ullas Karanth, one of Indi... Read More


A film about darkness, lit up just right: Cinematographer Jomon T John on Irul

India, May 7 -- If there's one thing that gleams about the Malayalam film Irul, it's the cinematography. Curtains are backlit as if by moonlight, candles are used to great effect in a grand old house ... Read More


Not all who meander are lost: A stirring documentary on the Ganga

India, April 30 -- A few years ago, Siddharth Agarwal went for a walk. He kept going for 3,000 km, all along the Ganga, collecting intimate stories of trials and tragedies told to him by the people wh... Read More


Traditional toys and where to find them

India, April 16 -- Almost anything can be a toy, and in India, the range of traditional materials and moulds is immense. Folk toy traditions include animals made from leather, figurines from terracott... Read More


A good toy is one that can be taken apart, says toy scientist Arvind Gupta

India, April 16 -- He's the sort of toymaker you read about in children's tales. Except he's real. Arvind Gupta, 67, is a toy scientist whose life's work has been to introduce students and teachers ac... Read More