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Prime Minister Modi Needs to Treat Nature as God

In Berlin this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that “Indians treat nature as God . . . we should ask the world about climate change. We believe exploitation of nature is a crime.” While I agree with Modi that India’s many ancient traditions recognize the importance of nature, I find this statement more than a […]

April 16th

Buddhist Leader Marches India for the Environment

In India, political and religious leaders continue to raise awareness for the environment. Last week, the Gyalwang Drukpa, the 12th spiritual head of the Drukpa lineage of Buddhism, started his seventh “Eco Padvatra” walk from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi to create awareness among people about keeping their surroundings clean. The walk not only […]

November 12th

In India, the Taj Mahal Is Suffering From Environmental Pollution

From the nearby Rajasthan Desert, yellow sands are slowly suffocating the life out of the most exquisite building in India. Arguably one of the more beautiful buildings on Earth, the Taj Mahal is suffering sadly from environmental pollution. This famous “monument to love” gives awe-inspiring testimony to the incredible skills of early Muslim architects, but […]

October 27th