Beyond the celebrations, worrying signs for India’s tigers

A report released by the prime minister says the animals face multiple threats even as his government claims that all is well.

On Sunday, we were subjected to (or treated to, depending on your inclination) images of our prime minister in his boldest adventure gear yet. After his somewhat modest adventure-plus-statesman wardrobe in the appearances with Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel and at the release of the African cheetahs, our leader went all out this time, sporting a camouflage-print T-shirt over a pair of khaki trousers along with a matching multi-pocket vest and hat (oddly reminiscent of the outdoor photos of another ultra masculine leader up north).

The occasion was the celebration of 50 years of Project Tiger, the government of …


Nihar Gokhale

Nihar Gokhale led the Chaos coverage at The Morning Context. Nihar wrote on the environment, the economy and resource conflicts in India. He has reported from across the country on everything from displacement, pollution and environmental violations to land regulation, corruption and human rights. He was earlier associate editor at Land Conflict Watch, and his work has appeared in Scroll, The Wire, IndiaSpend, The Caravan and Mongabay India.

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