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  • 30-Sep-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Thus spake Said ...

    It has only been just over a month since "Operation Protective Edge" came to an end in the Holy Land. At least 2,200 (if not more) Gazans died in the 50-day conflict (July 8 to August 26), as did 66 Israeli soldiers and six civilians. Once again, ...

  • 06-Sep-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Guarding against those vicious jaws

    In an effort to manage human-crocodile conflict, a university in Australia has formed a database to document attacks by crocodile species worldwide, including in India

  • 27-Aug-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    The nature of divinity

    Plant worship is universal. There is no human civilisation or religious tradition in which plants do not figure since life on earth would not be sustained without them.So while the cosmos in the myths of the Norse consists of Nine Worlds flanking ...

  • 09-Aug-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Book review: Historic Temples in Pakistan by Reema Abbasi and Madiha Aijaz

    Reema Abbasi and Madiha Aijaz's magnificent photo-essay profiles the core of Pakistan's millennia-old Hindu heritage - its temples - and makes a strong case for keeping pluralism alive in the 'Fortres

  • 09-Aug-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Chicken dose and don'ts

    With reports that poultry is causing antibiotic resistance in humans, how wise is it to eat chicken? The author questions experts and poultry farmers on the issue

  • 02-Aug-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    The saga of the Uttarakhand deluge retold

    More than a year after the Uttarakhand floods, journalist Hridayesh Joshi seeks some answers

  • 30-Jul-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Bharat's Anglophobia

    The controversy over the UPSC exam papers is the latest attack on English in India by its Bhasha opponents

  • 26-Jul-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Kartick Satyanarayan, the man who made an elephant weep with joy

    Satyanarayan's NGO Wildlife SOS has been rescuing and rehabilitating bears, leopards, elephants and tigers

  • 25-Jul-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Christendom and the world fail Iraqi Christians

    The ISIS' rise has sounded the death-knell for a community that has been suffering for the past 1,400 years

  • 18-Jul-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    The rogue bear

    I was a Russophile and Putin admirer till yesterday. No more

  • 03-Jul-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Just how much is too much?

    Green Wars is very important reading material for budding environmentalists, environmental reporters and civil society activists

  • 21-Jun-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Class: Mammalia Indica

    Naturalist Vivek Menon's latest book on India's mammals, exhaustive and thoroughly researched, will appeal as much to the lay reader as to the expert

  • 01-Jun-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Is Katra Sadatganj UP's version of Clanton, Mississippi?

    There are many eerie (and savage) parallels between the tiny Badaun village and John Grisham's fictional southern US town

  • 28-May-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Jitendra, Omar and an avoidable controversy

    Jitendra Singh's comments on Article 370 were entirely uncalled for, as was Omar Abdullah's reaction to them

  • 23-May-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Chickens coming home to roost for Red China?

    Beijing's dangerous double-game of suppressing Muslims at home and courting them abroad, might be unravelling as Uyghur militants step up attacks in Xinjiang

  • 21-May-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Lessons from Wild Europe

    India can learn a lot from the Continent on conservation of wild species and spaces

  • 14-May-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Holy Mary!

    An American explorer claims he has found the wreck of Christopher Columbus' flagship carrack 500 years after it sank off northern Hispaniola

  • 09-May-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Boko Haram: A blot on humanity

    With its latest acts of terror, the Nigerian Islamist group has galloped past Al Qaeda, Afghan & Pakistani Taliban in terms of depravity and brazenness

  • 07-May-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    The office of Prime Minister: A largely north Indian upper-caste, Hindu affair

    Independent India's prime ministers have mostly been members of entrenched social elites, or numerically larger populations

  • 25-Apr-2014 | Rajat Ghai

    Fading notes

    The Indian Subcontinent has a rich musical heritage, with nearly every region having its own folk and classical instruments. However, with digitisation, many folk instruments of India are today in danger of fading into oblivion. The author ...