MANGO TREES across the country this year are laden with dense clusters of greenish-white and pinkish flowers. In Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, the rhododendron has painted the hills red and pink more than four weeks ahead of schedule. In Jammu and Kashmir, almond, peach and gul-tour (a yellow flowering herb), too, have flowered earlier than usual. But rather than spreading cheer, this early arrival of spring has raised concerns among scientists.
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MAY 16-31, 2000 | DROUGHT - A POLITICAL DROUGHT
Drought in India is a human-perpetuated crisis
SEPTEMBER 1-15, 2008 | HYDROPOWER - MYTH OF POWER
Nourisher of an ancient civilisation, the Ganga could be gasping for its survival
JULY 1-15, 2009 | VACCINE SHORTAGE - GET YOUR OWN VACCINE
How a plan to promote private vaccine makers boomeranged
JANUARY 1-15, 1995 | DISEASE RESURGENCE - THE MICROBES STRIKE BACK
Diseases that were cheerfully believed to have been eradicated are inexplicably cropping up again in India
NOVEMBER 16-30, 2018 | MOBILITY - DUMPED BY THE RICH
Low-income vehicle importing countries of Africa and South Asia are turning into a scrapyard for old, used and close-to-being-scrapped vehicles of rich nations
OCTOBER 1-15, 1997 | BANDIT VEERAPPAN - CATCH ME A COLOSSUS
What gives rise to people like Veerappan who openly flout the law? Is it the result of a policy which increasingly alienates people from what should be theirs and encourages them to support outlaws? Is something rotten in the State machinery?
FEBRUARY 16-29, 2020 | COVID-19 - CORONAVIRUS PANIC
More than a month after the first case was reported from China, there is little the world knows about the new coronavirus. What’s certain is that the virus is highly contagious. Is the world ready to face a pandemic?
JANUARY 1-15, 2003 | FOREST RIGHTS - DEEP IN THE WOODS
A murky battle rages inside India’s forests and court rooms. Are the recent eviction drives misdirected at forest dwellers?
DECEMBER 16-31, 1994 | BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY - THE LIVING DEAD
The world’s biggest industrial disaster is now rendered trivial
Spring back to life
A non-profit's technological approach for springshed rejuvenation helps Uttarakhand women end their water woes
Sometimes, an idea needs time to incubate until it’s ready to grow. That was the case with Sujata Massey’s series about Perveen Mistry, a woman attorney practicing in India during the 1920s.
THIRTEEN FASCINATING 4X4S from the2020 Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Recap of the 39th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Klara Landrat & Her Journey with Endometriosis
Klara Landrat is an American-Israeli actress of Polish origin, producer, a writer known for her talent worldwide. She is starring in the Irish TV series – “Gods & Fighting Men” due for release in 2021.
HER MAJESTY PEDDLING HOMEMADE HOOCH!
QUEEN ELIZABETH looks like a dowdy, straitlaced granny, but she’s turned into a heck of a bartender — serving up her own brands of homemade hooch!
The Winter of Discontent
Even though america is preparing for a summer reopening, the Coronavirus will still be around to dog us when the temperatures fall.
India thought it had the virus beat. The virus had other ideas
Governments around the world keep repeating the same mistakes. In a country of 1.4 billion, the consequences are on a whole new scale
Reincarnation And Realpolitik
China, India, and the U.S. are vying to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
A Room for Dad
Before Mom passed, I made a promise to her