Thursday, May 26, 2022


A lonely child sleeping on the pavement/TNL Archives

Need for Special Care to Protect Children from Hazards

The safety, security and protection of our children must be among our greatest priorities but what is the real situation?
Is the debate over the Covid vaccine sensitive to all kinds of alternative discourses? Image Credit:Pixabay

LONG READ/The COVID-19 Vaccine: The Need for a Democratic and Holistic Debate

The pandemic has brought vaccines to the centre stage, but how democratic is the debate regarding it?
Environmentalist Sundarlal Bahuguna with activists at Tehri/Wikimedia Commons

Will the Government Honor Sunderlal Bahuguna’s Vision for the Himalayan Region?

The Government of India and the Uttarakhand state government have been prompt and generous in their homage to the great environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna who passed away recently but will they honor his vision for the Himalayan region?
Phuntsok Wangchuk, a Buddhist monk guides and cares for pilgrims that visit the sacred wetlands part of the Bhagajang Wetland Complex in Arunachal Pradesh. The high altitude wetlands that have ecological and cultural significance were being impacted by tourism. Illustration by Kowsick Borgohain for Mongabay.

The monks who protect the Bhagajang wetland

Among the monks who are silently doing their bit in environmental protection in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh is Phuntsok Wangchuk. Over the past 14 years he has spent around three months every year at the Bhagajang Wetland Complex to guide and care for pilgrims that visit the sacred wetlands.

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