Nature calls for bonding not lockdown and distancing

Forest Conservation Rules

As the second, and much severe, wave of Covid-19 sears through Indian cities and towns, nature must be heaving a sigh of relief. No more tourist pressures on sanctuaries or national parks (as many of these have been shut down already), no more encroachments and daily trespasses in our fragile forests, more breathing space to the wildlife: or so the purist at heart would like to believe.

Of course, the purist would be wide off the mark, if not altogether wrong, as he normally is. Nothing can live in......