Once There was a Tribe

Once There was a Tribe

Tribal people are often potrayed as underdeveloped. But history actually shows something else. For the past few months, an uneasy calm is prevailing over the lives of Huaoranis—an Ecuadorian tribe living in the deep and dark forests of Amazon. Recently, they spot some outsiders in the forest. Not only that, the other day they saw a big bird with a deafening sound hovering over their village. This big bird was in fact a helicopter, which for us is as familiar as birds flying in the vast, blue sky. But for the Huaoranis, it only meant one thing...

Measuring the world in 'foot'
Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene

Lack of personal hygiene is the reason behind the spread of many of our diseases. Even sneezing and coughing can spread germs from one person to another. From common cold to the fatal Nipah disease, all can be transmitted like this.

New-Age Climate Leaders

New-Age Climate Leaders

21 young people have sued the US government for causing climate change

The Second Chipko Movement

The Second Chipko Movement

A group of students raise awareness to preserve the beauty of wetlands

I have always enjoyed the trips and picnics our school takes us for. They are a good break from studies and a time to refresh our minds. This year, our school decided to take us to the Ropar wetlands in Punjab. But, we were not excited. We were hoping for a trip to Jaipur or some other historical place.

Degrade Your Ears: Make Them Numb
Like Man, Like Machine

Like Man, Like Machine

Millions of years of evolution . . . replicated in an instant!

Advantage David

Advantage David

The story of David and Goliath retold in a farmer’s legal battle for climate justice

Saving Lanka

Saving Lanka

It is an early morning for 18-year old B C Kaushalya Kumari and her friends. Residents of Kandy, a city surrounded by mountains in Sri Lanka, the students are on a mission. They are in a nearby village, making a list of areas where dengue mosquitoes breed. The plan is to clean up these areas and put up wastebins everywhere...

Pursuit of Nobel Deeds

Pursuit of Nobel Deeds

Famous French author Victor Hugo at one time described this gentleman with 355 patents as "Europe's richest vagabond" as he never married and was constantly on the move. When this Swedish businessman and inventor, Alfred Nobel, died in 1895, he left behind one of the world’s largest private fortunes.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 21, 1833, Alfred Nobel's life was full of ups and downs. The Nobel family was primarily associated with the war industry. His father, Immanuel Nobel, was also a prominent arms manufacturer. While in Paris, Alfred Nobel met Ascanio Sobrero, an Italian chemist who had invented nitroglycerine, an explosive far superior to gunpowder...

When Farmlands Become Wastelands

When Farmlands Become Wastelands

In the guise of development, what allows us to be callous with earth's resources? A study conducted by Indian Institute of Soil Science shows that majority of the soil in India is deficient in secondary nutrients, such as sulphur, and micronutrients, such as zinc, boron, iron, copper and manganese. The question then is how nutritious can our food be if it is grown on malnourished land? Many other villages are suffering, like Jaduguda and Kolaghat, because the polluter does not take the responsibility of the waste, burdening locals with unseen consequences...

Home, Not-so-Sweet Home

Home, Not-so-Sweet Home

Ever wondered what our homes are made of?

Weighing the School
Never say

Never say "I'm bored" again

Don't become couch potatoes and gadget slaves this summer. Make the best of your summer holidays, move around the house, and assess how you consume resources with the help of some interesting activities.

Little Aisa and the Beast of Darkness

Little Aisa and the Beast of Darkness

A science fairytale:

The home of the Butbut tribe is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Every morning, when the first rays of sunlight shower upon the steep mountains of Buscalan and its lush green rice fields, the village looks nothing less than a paradise. The Butbut is one of the 110 odd tribes which resides in Philippines, an island country made up of more than 70,000 islands.

But their home is not the only thing the Butbut are proud of... 

Wherever You Go, Stress Follows
State of Children's Health
Nahi Hatenge
International Day of Older Persons
The African Culling Model

The African Culling Model

While in India it is unthinkable to see beloved elephants as a source of crop damage, their rising population in African countries is a huge problem. Elephant herds can cause substantial losses if they enter farms.

In fact, in 2008, the South African government lifted the moratorium on the culling of elephants. At the time, the environment minister, Martinus van Schalkwyk, said that culling would be considered only as a management option of the last resort...

Vermin or Victim?

Vermin or Victim?

Monkeys, wild pig and rhesus macaque are being culled in Bihar, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh. What is driving this culling? Is it necessary? What is at the heart of the conflict between animal and farmer?

Feel the Heat