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Conserving a connected world
A consumer picking a product off a shelf has an immediate impact on distant species and natural ecosystems. And that link brings with it both an environmental peril and opportunity.


Not out of the woods, yet
Saving species that share the earth with us has not generated the level of commitment that it deserves, says SANJAY GUBBI.


ONE EARTH, ONE CHANCE
Wear blue, tell two
Even as another World Oceans Day comes around on June 8, it is sobering to know that India has lost almost half its beaches. Some things we can do to reclaim our once-beautiful coastline...

Romancing the wilderness
Change begins in us, in the choices we make for the things we believe in, says Sanjay Sondhi who took to full-time conservation at the age of 45…
Interview


FITNESSMATTERS
Work out while on the move
Dr. D.M. MANOJ offers quick tips for the frequent traveller.

Rhythms of a maestro
RIA SHAH caught up with tabla wizard Zakir Hussain for a chat about music and more.


IN CONVERSATION
Out of Africa
‘I love creating characters, and putting together stories,' says master storyteller Wilbur Smith in a tete-a-tete with SWATI DAFTUAR

In passing
Harsh Mayar is a happy child. And it’s not difficult to see why. He’s won the National Award for Best Child Actor in “I Am Kalam”, which has won several national and international awards. Mayar, who dreamt of becoming ...


Culture

Theatre of the earth
A weeklong festival in Kancheepuram recently showed that despite the contribution of enthusiasts, it was the villagers who kept the art of koothu alive.


Environment


EXPERIENCE
When the turtles come ashore
The Arribada (arrival of the Olive Ridley turtles to lay their eggs) in Orissa is an amazing sight that we may soon forfeit if these gentle creatures continue to be under threat.


NATURE WATCH
Tracking the cuckoo
The Pied Cuckoo's arrival on the Indian coast is said to herald the onset of the monsoon. How true is this legend?


CONSERVATION
Will they come back?
The nutrient-rich mudflats of Kadalundi in Kerala attract many migratory birds. But pollution and indifferent authorities have seen their numbers fall drastically. Is there a solution in sight? ABDUL LATHEEF NAHA


Columns

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Path to healing

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Questionable reforms

THE POWER WOMEN - 14
By Mona Ramavat
Empowerment is her watchword

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Who's the host?


By L. Subramanian
Suicidal



Lifestyle


INDULGE
Himalayan hideaway
Magnificent views, wonderful food, cosy rooms... a stay at Hotel Eagle's Nest is truly la dolce vita.


FLAVOURS
Perfect coolers
Beat the heat with these cold soups from some of the country's top chefs.


Health


DIAGNOSTICS
Inside your airways
Dr. R. NARASIMHAN and Dr. BIMAL RAJALINGAM answer some frequently asked questions on the use of endobronchial ultrasound.


DOC TALK
Fix those hics
Hiccups are common. But are they something to get worried about?


Books

Cookbooks
In this exploration of a fascinating cuisine and culture, Cordon Bleu chef Michael Swamy describes aspects of the traditions and culinary practices followed by the East Indians of Mumbai who feast on a melange of Portuguese and Maharashtrian ...


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