Over the years we have been conditioned to like certain things and dislike others ..
Last year I went to Belagavi, Karnataka to answer a frantic call for help by local residents who had uncovered a number of cold storages ..
The moon influences life with its light. Moonlight, its presence and absence, affects reproduction, foraging, communication and other ..
Some years ago an NGO was asked by the state government to run a gaushala in Patiala. They did, on condition that the food would be ..
Nature has a reason for everything. A creature's environment plays the main part in deciding how its eyes develop and function ..
The silver yellow full moon lights up the sky and makes me instantly happy. We have forgotten how the moon can change the landscape, ..
Health and fitness advisors often emphasise on seafood for muscles, high protein, weight loss etc. Few of them have studied the immense ..
Veganism must become a political movement. At the moment it is nowhere near that, anywhere in the world. And the fault lies with vegans ..
Yellow fin tuna products sold in the U.S. are being recalled, through an order by the Food and Drug Administration, because they can ..
A few months ago a Vegan fest was held in Delhi. It was attended by hundreds of young, affluent, well read and enthusiastic people ..
I have just returned from an amazing assembly of a 100 very special people with visionary ideas, inventions and research who gathered ..
Some of our judges are now beginning to understand what animal cruelty does to a nation and act on it. Acting Chief Justice of Punjab ..
Many years ago, when T.N. Seshan was Election Commissioner, Dr. Jayalalithaa’s party had a rooster (cock) as a symbol. During ..
Imagine if your nose were to be on top of your head, eyes on your stomach and a mouth on your feet. I’m sure that such an animal ..
Candida auris is a dangerous fungal infection that emerged in 2009 in Japan and has now spread round the world, especially in hospitals ..
Ants and bees have become paragons of a system that’s coordinated but without central control. Intelligence does not belong to ..
One day we will know for sure that all the trees we killed and the grass we pulled out, all the plants we mutilate and the flowers ..
Are we the only ones who vote, drink, sleep around, eavesdrop on conversations? Every animal does the same thing. So, why not see the ..
There are many things we do without thinking and, in the process, we cause great pain. In my universe, the Ten Commandments have no ..
Back to one of my favourite subjects: crows. They are slowly disappearing so please save them now. Give them shelled peanuts, rice, ..
Some time ago I wrote an article about the cocktail of drugs in meat in India. One of the drugs that I mentioned was Ractopamine. ..
Are all beings the same? Yes, the human, the hammerhead worm, oyster, chicken and the shark: all of us have the same emotions, fears, ..
Mesodinium chamaeleon, a strange green creature found in Denmark that lives at the bottom of the sea, is causing researchers to rethink ..
A few days ago I was on my early morning walk when a crow sitting on my gate started cawing to me. He was very agitated and I stood ..
Do people really understand climate change and global warming? A few days of unseasonal chill brings back the sceptic in everyone – ..
I meet so many mothers who won’t let their children walk barefoot in the house or the park, won’t let them touch snails, ..
"Mama, what does Papa do in office?" "He scares monkeys, darling." What are the strangest jobs that involve wild ..
My mind and body have instinctively always had the right feelings towards things that are harmful for the planet – it is almost ..
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in the body. It is produced by your body (75% by your liver). The rest comes from the food you ..
Eggs have always been considered to be a standard safe food. Few people realise that every egg is different, and some may not be fit ..
Many years ago, I asked a stylish, older, film actress from Mumbai whether she would be the ambassador of my animal welfare organization ..
What is the difference between you and an ant? From war making to making slaves, from inventing medicines to farming, they do it much ..
There are no pests, no weeds, in nature. There are beings who get in the way of humans growing food, or destroying the habitat in order ..
India was not always this cruel. Inspite of the culture of animal sacrifice and ritual hunts by tribals, it was, by and large, a peaceful ..
“We have guests for dinner. Wife, please make them delicious chicken curry with arsenic in it. No? Then let’s take them ..
Claudius Galenus, known as Galen, was a Greek physician/surgeon in the Roman empire who was physician to several Roman emperors. He, ..
Every country is replete with innovations in policy: things that make life better for everyone. If we had a team in Niti Ayog, whose ..
California has a very interesting political system. This allows organisations and individuals to bypass politicians and put potential ..
In India, there is a term in the Irrigation Department known as "dark area". This means a place where there is no point putting ..
Last year I went to the house of the head of a group of Jains in Nagpur. Along the way I was told how religious his family was, how ..
Organic farming for me is as important as animal welfare. Both save thousands of species and make the world a better place for humans ..
I’ve heard many people suggest that fish is much healthier than red meat and chicken. Non-vegetarians are encouraged to make ..
A hundred years from now, if scientists have their way, many humans will be partly pig and baboon. I mean really, not metaphorically ..
For years the scientific community has been talking about the uselessness of experimenting on dogs. According to most scientists and ..
In the ancient world, humans were not just close to animals but, in most cases, deeply dependent on them. Since they were part of the ..
Life is so complex. We think of all beings as animals or plants and this means a lot when you are vegetarian and determined not to ..
All over Europe eggs have been found to be contaminated by a dangerous pesticide called Fipronil. The eggs originated from poultry ..