What will you protect first? Water or forest?

Do you find yourself in the middle of another chicken and egg story as you read the title of this blog? You should, because it is. Editor of Sanctuary Asia, Bittu Sahgal, has something interesting to say about the Cauvery river in India. Stay with me, we are on the same story. "Cauvery Cunnundrum: States … Continue reading What will you protect first? Water or forest?

Wishtree is a kind of a genie

Hindu mythology describes Kalpavriksha (wish tree) as a kind of a genie. Kalpavriksha is not one but many different trees revered and protected owing to its mythological significance and the benefits (or wishes) it provides. In other cultures, it is referred to as Tree of Life or Sacred Tree. "The banyan tree or nyagrodha is called kalpataru; the coconut … Continue reading Wishtree is a kind of a genie