How a lake was restored at Mamallapuram ahead of Modi-Xi summit

The decision to hold the informal India-China summit at Mamallapuram has proved to be a boon for Konneri lake. The name interestingly, comes from Ko (reference to cow) and Neri (lake) because the shape of the once-upon-a-time water body resembles a sitting cow.  The Konneri lake is one of the last freshwater bodies that are … Continue reading How a lake was restored at Mamallapuram ahead of Modi-Xi summit

Telangana forest officers who came under attack by TRS neta, transferred

On 30 June, the world watched with horror as a Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) politician and his supporters attacked Ch. Anitha, the forest range officer of Kagaznagar in Sarsala village. This was when Anitha was undertaking ploughing work in degraded forest land as part of the afforestation drive planned under the Kaleshwaram project, which is … Continue reading Telangana forest officers who came under attack by TRS neta, transferred

As Fadnavis vows Metro wahi banayenge, Thackerays fume

Dear Aaditya Thackeray, I share your concern over what happened at the Aarey Milk Colony. Or is it a Forest? A bit confused as it is not clear if it is a forest area or are you milking the issue for your political benefit? Now that some of the disputed trees have been brought down, … Continue reading As Fadnavis vows Metro wahi banayenge, Thackerays fume

Amidst calls to save Aarey Forest, Akshay and Bachchan bat for Mumbai Metro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUzr2okRa7E&t=2s What exactly is Akshay Kumar up to? His attempts at making it casual notwithstanding, there seems to be a method to his social media posts of Thursday. A subtle attempt at veering the discourse around Aarey Forest in Mumbai in another direction.  He posted a message from inside the Mumbai Metro travelling from Ghatkopar … Continue reading Amidst calls to save Aarey Forest, Akshay and Bachchan bat for Mumbai Metro

After Pawan Kalyan, #SavaNallamala gets support from Vijay Deverakonda

In a significant move, two leading actors of who one is also a politician, have lent their support to the protests in Nagarkurnool district of Telangana against the proposed uranium mining in the Nallamalla forest area.  After Pawan Kalyan, now actor Vijay Deverakonda has come forward against mindless pollution. In a hard-hitting Facebook post, Vijay … Continue reading After Pawan Kalyan, #SavaNallamala gets support from Vijay Deverakonda

Watch how cool this Tamil Nadu cop is with a snake

In an undated video that has now gone viral, a cop in Tirunelveli district displayed both courage and compassion while dealing with a snake. Zee News reports on Inspector Samson of Veeravanallur police station who allows the snake to slither around his body before he coolly walks a little distance to release it into the … Continue reading Watch how cool this Tamil Nadu cop is with a snake

Man vs Wild : A win-win for Discovery, Brand Modi and Incredible India

Man vs Wild premiered on Monday night at 9 with Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The build-up to the premiere was tremendous. There was also a lot of anticipation surrounding it because of the double P factor. Yes, Pulwama and Pakistan.  The Congress allegation was that the attack in Pulwama sponsored by elements … Continue reading Man vs Wild : A win-win for Discovery, Brand Modi and Incredible India

The flamingos at Ameenpur Lake

By Shashank Devulapally Flamingos. The word conjures up images of bright pink birds, with their huge beaks, curved necks and spindly legs, in distant foreign lands. When I got to know that these exotic birds migrate to Hyderabad in the winter, and can be spotted at Ameenpur lake on the outskirts of the city, I … Continue reading The flamingos at Ameenpur Lake

[Video] Cyclone Fani to hit Odisha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCOYr-IhVe0 Filter Kaapi on Cyclone Fani For the past four days or so Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have been on tenterhooks over Cyclone Fani (pronounced as Foni). Now in its latest bulletin, the weather departmenthas scaled up its warning for these two states and Odisha. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says the cyclone will … Continue reading [Video] Cyclone Fani to hit Odisha