Tag: Nature

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  • Take three steps closer to nature

    Take three steps closer to nature

    Try taking little tender steps. A walk in the woods or in the rain will make you wiser.

    September 19, 2017
  • An American Gandhi

    An American Gandhi

    As I reflect on the life of Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) in the month of his 200th birth anniversary, I am overcome by the realization how distant his time is to ours, and yet how close, familiar and intimate his spirit is to us now, especially in India. I read his diaries ~ to be …

    July 15, 2017
  • Delights of monsoon

    Delights of monsoon

    A sublime solace The large, muddy village puddles experience extraordinary occurrences in the monsoon every year. Little fairies and angels eagerly place their paper boats in these puddles. The boats start floating by, guided gently by the wind and the gentle flow of the monsoon water…The tiny ones’ high pitched laughter, joy and smiles-are all …

    July 12, 2017
  • Caring for the environment

    Caring for the environment

    When it comes to imbibing the spirit of adventure through nature study among children of all age groups, there’s no one better than the Rovers and Mountaineers Club of Alipur Duar. Created back in 1939 by Jagannath Biswas, the famed poet, nature lover and adventurer of Alipur Duar, the environmental outfit is incidentally the oldest …

    July 6, 2017
  • The process of learning

    The process of learning

    It would be safe to say that surprise has been the cornerstone of human evolution. Over the past centuries most of our discoveries have resulted from surprise. Fires, electricity, magnetism, gravity, all were discovered by chance, as was most of our knowledge of medicine. And all such nuggets of information were grasped by active minds, …

    June 14, 2017
  • Nature through the lens

    Nature through the lens

    In every walk with nature, one receives far more than what one seeks. This too happened when two young brothers, Ajay and Vijay Bedi, set on a journey with their camera and various lenses to find and present the images of the creatures, whose voices always echoed and reverberated from the unexplored jungles of India …

    June 7, 2017
  • Rational ecology~II

    Rational ecology~II

    The future is dismal if nature is exploited excessively. This was indeed Mahatma's foresight. There was no modern technology or large development projects in his time. The two basic principles of rational ecology ~ minimum interference and maximum diversity ~ are now universally recognised. Indeed both in Arthashastra and the Dharma Shastras there were clear …

    June 6, 2017
  • Rational ecology~I

    Rational ecology~I

    On the occasion of World Environment Day (5 June), it would be useful to underline that Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of non-violence can be extended from its political and social implications to the concept of conservation of nature against the invasion of modern technology without which we survived for thousands of years. The tremendous progress of …

    June 5, 2017
  • Tree plantation marks World Environment Week in Manipur’s Tamenglong

    Tree plantation marks World Environment Week in Manipur’s Tamenglong

    Celebrating the World Environment week, people in a remote corner of the country carried out tree plantation and cleanliness drive. People in Tamenglong town, Manipur, as a part of a green movement which started few years ago, planted tree saplings at Godai Hill, under the banner Save Godai, on Thursday. They also carried out a cleanliness …

    June 1, 2017
  • Environmental concerns

    Environmental concerns

    ‘To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” – Terry Tempest Williams. And this is exactly what the World Environmental Day, 2017 aims to accomplish – the amity between man and nature. The celebration is the …

    May 31, 2017
  • The homecoming

    The homecoming

    I have travelled the nooks and crannies of the country, but sadly, as the years passed, I had somehow forgotten to return home and explore the obscured mountain ranges in the shadows of which I had spent the most glorious days of my life, my childhood. I remember watching the green slopes covered in low-hanging …

    May 18, 2017
  • The highest priest of nature

    The highest priest of nature

    The powerful and evocative poems on nature by William Wordsworth, the well-known and much loved poet of the Romantic age have inspired in my friends and me a deep affinity for all aspects of nature and an undying love for nature poems. This is the power of poems. Our obsession with electronic gadgets lead to …

    April 11, 2017
  • Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

    Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

    Seawater, like the rest of the environment, is teeming with bacteria and other miniature life forms. Stationary structures like buoys, off-shore platforms or aquaculture nets get quickly covered by colonies of barnacles, bacteria and algae. The hulls of ships are known to get overgrown with organisms within a few months of an overhaul. The higher …

    March 29, 2017
  • Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

    Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

    Seawater, like the rest of the environment, is teeming with bacteria and other miniature life forms. Stationary structures like buoys, off-shore platforms or aquaculture nets get quickly covered by colonies of barnacles, bacteria and algae. The hulls of ships are known to get overgrown with organisms within a few months of an overhaul. The higher …

    March 29, 2017
  • A poem penned by nature

    A poem penned by nature

    Is it that time of the year yet when one wants to skip that monotonous life routine and embrace the winds again? Are those plans of capering across the town crossing the CPU again? If yes, one has landed the doubt-ship at the correct runway! A beautiful tent city, guarded by lush green forest, is …

    March 2, 2017
  • A poem penned by nature

    A poem penned by nature

    Is it that time of the year yet when one wants to skip that monotonous life routine and embrace the winds again? Are those plans of capering across the town crossing the CPU again? If yes, one has landed the doubt-ship at the correct runway! A beautiful tent city, guarded by lush green forest, is …

    March 2, 2017
  • Reaping the joy of nature

    Reaping the joy of nature

    Involving local communities and keeping alive their traditions can go a long way in protecting the bio-diversity at Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) which was inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage site list in 2014. Renowned environment experts and officials of GHNP and Wildlife Institute of India during a two-day seminar at Sairopa in Kullu district …

    February 15, 2017