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Monday, December 06, 2021

Valmik Thapar

Thapar is author of ‘Tigerfire’ and has spent nearly 40 years working with wild tigers

A moment of rebuilding is on us. Best minds must contribute
Mon, Apr 13, 2020

We must reconcile our differences, unite, govern without divides and be prepared to use this moment to deliver a new India.

How They Built a Forest and Other Stories
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Behind Ranthambore’s success story, men of extraordinary courage and integrity.

Eye 2016
The Machli I Knew: Remembering the grand old dame of Ranthambore National Park
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Twice in her last year of life, Machli walked back to her original range of the lakes, spending a week each time at her old haunts.

The tribal bill: Moving beyond tigers…
Fri, Oct 21, 2005

The present draft of the Tribal Bill will not only destroy forests, but also wipe out tigers in all scheduled tribal areas of India. But I a...

Leave the tigers alone
Mon, Jun 20, 2005

What do tigers need? That is the question. Definitely not tribals, forest dwellers, or any human beings to interact with. And definitely not...

Roar like a tiger, Mr Prime Minister
Wed, May 18, 2005

It was in early March that the Prime Minister expressed his concern about the state of the tiger and sent directions to the Ministry of Envi...

Tiger, tiger burning bright: only in forests of government files
Sat, Feb 26, 2005

The world of the tiger in India is enveloped in a crisis. For me it is a crisis of governance. Inept decision making, lack of vision, lack o...

A weird, wild ministry
Tue, Feb 08, 2005

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) makes policy by creating special committees on which vast amounts of money are spent and then...

The disaster Ministry
Mon, Jan 24, 2005

Let us look closely at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, 20 years after it was created by Rajiv Gandhi, who had in 1985 implemented w...

Murdering the sentinels of the shore
Wed, Jan 19, 2005

God forbid if there was another tsunami wave that hit the coasts of India or a cyclone or any natural disaster. This country has created a r...

The natural treasury is our national treasury
Sun, May 21, 2000

The year 2000 has been so far a year of horrors for the natural world. It started in January with the worst ever haul of tiger and leopard...

The natural treasury is our national treasury
Sat, May 20, 2000

The year 2000 has been so far a year of horrors for the natural world. It started in January with the worst ever haul of tiger and leopard...

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