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Are you thinking of greening up your interiors? Why not invest in naturally air-purifying plants and save on those spray cans? Here are some that double up as useful family friends.

Cave Therapy

Have you had enough of the latest celebrity diets, magic pills and tips promising instant fat loss?

Globe Craft

As Earth Day approaches, we are happy to tell you that it is not just ecologists and educationists who are talking about conservation.

Bacteria Backlash

Sick? Take medicine. Still sick? Take an antibiotic. This is how the sick - medicate cycle works in India.

Communication Pavilion: Read See Surf Do

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements


Hi there! I want to build a house that has minimal impact on the environment, for it to be sustainable. But I also have to bear other parameters, like cost, in mind. Will you help me fill in the missing bits?

Citing CITES

Regulating trade in wildlife species is its mandate. The Parties to this mouthful of a convention meet this month. What’s on the agenda?

Read See Surf Do

Footsteps through the salad is where Gerard Durrell meets Wikipedia. Tim Wrey, a former advertising agency employee in London, moved to Auroville in 1977, after what should have been a 48-hour layover in 1973 turned into a life-long love affair.

A city by you

Even as the drafts of the Government of India’s 12th Five-year Plan foresee shining, unprecedented growth for satellite towns – as many as six are slated to crop up between Delhi and Jaipur – what, we wondered, is the status of the existing ones