HONOURARY TIGER: A tribute to Billy…

Billy observed, studied, wrote, struggled, battled, fought, lobbied, petitioned…


Going Green, Going crAZY :-)

My friends—those that remain—call me a bore. I don’t do Mac Donald’s. Mac is…


caged leopard set on fire by mob

the leopard’s dead, but the fire rages…

The forest department tranquilized and captured the leopard, but by then mob…


Unprepared for the Cheetah’s arrival

Since the last cheetahs were shot in 1947, India’s population has exploded from…


Budh Singh’s Tree

So. While our nation's advisors scratch for ways to produce clean energy,…


Animals of a Lesser God

We simply cannot afford to ignore or wish away wildlife that exists and thrives…


Why I don’t watch ‘Nature’ on TV

All of us, and I hold myself equally responsible, love to write and narrate…


At war with God

Nothing, however, illustrates our diminishing tolerance better than a…


On despair…and hope (and the musings of a conservationist)

We do it, because we cannot imagine a world where no lion stalks, no leaves…


If the florican is to survive

The lesser florican is a creature of the grasslands––easily the most…


A Common Heritage

Indeed, human-drawn boundaries have little meaning for nature. Wild, free,…


Editorial, TigerLink-November 2013

It’s been a good––and newsy––six months since the last issue of TigerLink. The…


Failing our Gods: The slaughter of elephants

If we are to grant elephants the basic right of passage, then it is important…


Pangolins: ‘The new rhinos’

he pangolin is that currently it is the ‘hottest’ item in the illegal wildlife…


Satkosia: A Silent Sariska

In Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Orissa, the tiger may be locally extinct, or at…


Book Review: Tiger Fire

Tiger Fire is a one stop shop on all things tiger. A definite must-have for…


Is ‘green’ energy really green?

There are large concentration of wind energy farms in the deserts and…


J&K’s pride faces extinction

The tiny habitat of Dachigam is beset with problems. For about five decades, in…


Sharks fall prey to human jaws

But the threat to sharks goes much beyond bad press and undeserved infamy.…


Missing the Woods for Votes

But why blame the politicians alone for the absence of the 'E word' from…


Ecologically (In)sensitive Areas

What has dictated ESZs instead, are interests other than ecological. Taking…


Manas: Nobody’s tiger reserve…

Manas, today, again stands at breaking point. Two days ago, with the outbreak…


What India wants: “We must cease to perceive environment & forest laws as hurdles’

Protected Areas—barely 4.5% of our land—are the last refuges for our endangered…


Editorial: TigerLink, May 2014

Reserves like Manas in Assam, Palamu in Jharkhand, Satkosia in Orissa and…


World ‘Environment’ Day

In a recent essay, eminent historian and Ramchandra Guha called India “an…


Stifle this Roar: Bollywood mauls tigers

What angers me is the inane, and absolutely false propaganda of the Sundarbans…


On the wild beat…

And readers, write to the editor. Please. Don’t tell ME the story was good, or…


Thoughts on Bihar & Valmiki Tiger Reserve

Photographs are of camera trapped tigers from Valmiki Tiger reserve, which…


MATANHY SALDANHA MEMORIAL LECTURE 2015

He asked what the term ‘Development’ means and for whom this development is…


A tribute to Fatji

On March 1, 'Mr Ranthambhore' left us, losing the battle to cancer. The tigers…


No country for tigers…

How did a ministry mandated to protect wildlife, ensure clean water, air, soil…


No lessons learnt from J&K, Chennai: Draft Wetland Rules 2016 pose serious threat to wetlands

I reiterate that the Draft Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules (2016)…