Ooty-based ecologist Godwin Vasanth has been growing 12 types of tussock grasses, six types of strobilanthes (Kurunji) and 75 other native plants in his nursery which is the only grassland nursery in Ooty.
Bellan, a 55-year-old Irula tribal working as an anti-poaching watcher in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, hadn’t had any work for the past many months. But he was tasked with looking after the 45-year-old tusker which had a deep injury on its back.
More than two months after the Supreme Court ended a long legal battle over the Masinagudi elephant corridor in Tamil Nadu, those affected say they are being turned out of their homes – a home they have always shared with the pachyderms.
In August this year, incessant rain caused a 300-foot landslide in Emerald, Nilgiris with the district administration declaring 283 areas such as Avalanche, Gudalur, Manjoor and Keezh Kundah as ‘landslide-prone.’
Sivaraman Rajalingam, in a solo-attempt tried to break the previous Guinness World Record for the largest coffee painting by drawing 74 faces of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of 74th Independence Day.
"In 2010, I was wearing boots to trek but this job brought me closer to nature so I switched to slippers and, sometimes, I would walk on bare feet to feel the earth. Hope, Inside the jungle I left my footprints without hurting anyone" says D Sivan.
In keeping with the social distancing norms and other Covid-19 protocol, much has changed at Annapoorna, Coimbatore's iconic chain of restaurants, where many would drop in for a cuppa, ghee roast, and a lot more every day before the lockdown came into effect.