Wednesday, 8 April 2020

MoEF during Covid


As the world acknowledges environmental destruction as one of the major factors precipiytating epidemics, India's Environment Minister took to Twitter yesterday to boast about granting environment clearances to major development projects. Good luck for the next epidemic, India!

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

The Nutcracker and the Pine

Meet the Nutcracker, a pine gentleman! Among the many trees that forge a symbiotic alliance with the Nutcracker is the Chilgoza pine, a rare and commercially important pine variety, now threatened with extinction. Comic from my column with Sunday Midday.

Read Ananda Banerjee's article on this relationship for a more detailed insight, which also sheds light on economist Rinki Sarkar's chance discovery on the Chilgoza-Nutcracker symbiosis, and her efforts to study and conserve this relationship.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Learn Physical Isolation and Solitude from the Masters


Learn physical distancing and solitude from the masters, and keep safe from the epidemic. Comic from my column with The Hindu.