Profit and ruin along the Western Ghats
It is one of the world's top biodiversity spots, and also one of its most corrupt places
One of my daughter’s baby books was That’s Good! That’s Bad! by Margery Cuyler. For everything that happened, there was a flip side—good for bad, bad for good. Life is often like that. Sitting here looking out at possibly the planet’s most beautiful view—a monsoon Maharashtra landscape—I’m trying to apply that lens to events in this rural valley. Let’s see if there’s a proper cosmic balance.