Giant leap for big cat

Western Ghats Landscape complex holds world’s single largest population India now has 70 per cent of the tiger population in the world with the latest assessment estimating 2,226 big cats, up 30 per cent from 1,706 in 2010, show preliminary estimates in “Status of Tigers in India, 2014.” The largest

Loosening a stranglehold

The war against tobacco has gained further vigour and momentum with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently placing in the public domain a draft Bill that seeks to amend the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production,

India’s Afghan dilemma

A decade of democracy has opened up Afghan society and India’s cooperation programmes have helped develop sustainable links around a shared vision. Dialogues with Afghanistan’s neighbours will become important as these countries start feeling nervous about the return of instability By the end of 2014, two important transitions in Afghanistan

Political bargaining to destroy W Ghats

Instead of strategising to conserve these fragile ecosystems, they have joined hands with the destructive forces. The Government of Karnataka has announced the formation of two cabinet committees to address the issues arising out of the Kastruirangan Committee to be implemented to conserve the Western Ghats. The committee will tour Malenadu,

Beyond photo ops: Use President Obama’s Republic Day visit to realise potential of India-US relationship

As New Delhi gears up to welcome US President Obama this Sunday, his visit could be a game changer for India-US relations in more ways than one. Apart from the sheer symbolism of India brushing away obsolete legacies by inviting an American president as chief guest at Republic Day, the

US President Barack Obama’s India visit has to be more than optics & the sum of its parts

US President Barack Obama will soon embark on his second Bharat yatra, creating a bit of quotable history and legacy. You know that much rides on the visit when it is fronted by US Secretary of State John Kerry. The primary reason for Obama’s visit is to be the chief