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Dharhara’s eco-feminism spreads its wings across Bihar

|By Sanjay Pandey| Dharhara : The tradition of planting saplings to celebrate the birth of a girl child struck deep roots in Dharhara centuries ago. But the eco-feminism model has started transcending the borders of the Bhagalpur village only recently. The noble practice that serves a twin purpose – that of environmental conservation as well as stopping female foeticide – ...

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A gentleman in the wild

By Narendra Kaushik | Kokrajhar This is one langur no old world monkey is scared of. The rare Golden Langur, found only along the Indo-Bhutan border and parts of Western Assam, rather lives in perfect harmony with the regular monkey also known as rhesus macaque in scientific terms. In fact, the golden haired, cat-eyed langur, which mythology aligns with monkey-king Sugriva ...

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Translocation of Asiatic Lions out of Gujarat

Subramanya Chandrashekar takes a look in to why the Supreme court’s decision to review the April 2013 judgment ordering translocation of Asiatic lions out of Gujarat is a welcome step in the history of Lion conservation in India. The primary motive of this article is to challenge the ever increasing demand for Lion translocation and substantiate that the current research and investigations are ...

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Indian Vultures and their Last Crusade

By Subramanya Chandrashekar In the early 1980′s, there were approximately 40 million vultures in India. Now there are only 60,000 of these scavengers left. Watching them glide majestically through the skies, is becoming a rare sight. The masters of the skies, today stand critically endangered and it would be foolish to push this aside as a mere story or undermine ...

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Green Certifications – A marketing gimmick

By Divya Aslesha , A PointBlank 7 exclusive Experts have questioned the validity of green certifications by rating agencies, being awarded to commercial and residential structures, which has cast doubt over how ‘green’ these buildings really are. Buildings may have themselves assessed under various criteria laid down by agencies such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Green ...

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