It is Keep It Clean Day! The area that really could do with a good cleanup is our ocean and beaches. Large research studies now focus on the ‘plastic soup’, and local initiatives are equally encouraging. In Dutch we even have a new word: Grondstofjutten.
Who has the right to wear a beard? Which holy sites are fit for worship? Competition over religious symbols in Kyrgyzstan is deeply intertwined with the political and economic turmoil that has swept the country since the breakdown of the Soviet Union.
Rock art is widely found in caves and along shady parts of the rocky Vindhya hills of Central India, where the Panna Tiger Reserve is located. These are truly beautiful paintings, but what is their significance to the present local community?