Open Forum

Save The poor AND the planet

Rural development schemes are aimed towards improving the lot of the rural population. The Ministry of Rural Development, in a report released earlier this year, said that they can be used to save the planet too! GT finds out how to kill two birds with one stone...

Cave Therapy

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

And the winners are...



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.

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?

We let you plan your own city. But how well do you know the other cities of India? Find out below, with some unique statistics and visuals to help you along…