Patience pays. This Flameback decided to pose for me at sunset when I was all set to leave my perch. Shot in Gudalur, in a coffee estate.


The first lady of Hesaraghattalake. She doesn’t pose for photographers. She organizes a press conference, where 7 to 10 photographers stand around her and click away; not a feather ruffled!


To encourage children, youth, teachers, NGOs, Corporates and others to share with the world the eco projects they have worked on. To be a platform and a space for people to network and share their thoughts, ideas and projects from across the globe.



Your Eco project at your home, your backyard, roadside, school, college, organization – just about anywhere you and your group made a difference – can be entered as an eco-project for the portal.


We live in times of shifting priorities and market driven compulsions, yet many of us who are educationists or teachers do get pulled towards tuning in with Nature, doing our bit to reduce carbon emissions or adopt a more ecologically wise way of living.

Over a period of time, as we read about climate change in the papers, roll our eyes at the news about pesticides in our veggies and digest perspectives from magazines like Eternal Bhoomi – this pull ‘to do something’ becomes a little stronger…

Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

Dear Teachers and Parents: Do read out this declaration to your children and sign and mail a copy of the letter to the Prime Minister given overleaf to him. Our children need to be involved in their own future…

This declaration was adopted by the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, in Bolivia. The Bolivian government has submitted it to the United Nations for Consideration.

Paraphrased version of Preamble and articles: