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Articles by KA Shaji
How a colonial hunter’s writings inspired conservation efforts in south Indian forests
The Kenneth Anderson Nature Society has been demanding that the Melagiri region in Tamil Nadu be declared a wildlife sanctuary named after him.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 16:10
Southwest monsoon plays truant in Kerala
People in seventy percent of the local bodies in the state are now facing extreme water scarcity and depend on water-carrying trucks.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 09:13
How this Kerala village supplied lotuses for PM Modi’s thulabharam at short notice
While six rich families in the village own the wetlands, young members of 50 other families in the locality work as labourers to pluck and transport the flowers to the temples.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 18:37
The man who fed the hornbill family: Kerala wildlife photographer Baiju dies at 43
Once a notorious hunter and illicit hooch manufacturer, Baiju K Vasudevan later reformed and turned into a passionate protector of animals of the Athirappilly forest.
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 19:23
This man’s 3-decade fight is the story of tribal land alienation in Kerala’s Attappady
Kalimooppan began a lonely legal battle when an upper-caste neighbour forcibly usurped his land flouting all laws preventing alienation of tribal lands.
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 13:18
How Veerappan's hideout in Karnataka is set to be a tiger den
The hideout of former forest brigand Veerappan, in Male Mahadeshwara hills of southern Karnataka, is now turning into a tiger reserve with almost two dozen big cats prowling around.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:17
Long ignored, renowned botanist Janaki Ammal finally recognised in biography
Botanist Janaki Ammal’s contributions to Botany are immense, yet her work has gone largely unrecognised outside academic circles.
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 17:09
When partisan politics appropriates a tribal woman’s hard work and determination
Attappady tribals deserve better than mere sloganeering focusing on the manipulated magnanimity of the Chief Minister and the opposition leader.
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:20
Kozhikode’s palm civets give Priyanka Gandhi a scare but it points to an ecological crisis
Habitat destruction caused by large-scale encroachments force palm civets, an endangered species, to move into towns and areas inhabited by human beings.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 19:16
The Wayanad doctor who took on Indira Gandhi in Rae Bareli and Rajiv in Amethi
Dr Nalla Thampi Thera Paramananda who contested against Indira Gandhi in Rae Bareli secured over 9000 votes in the 1977 election.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 14:44