Techies Arpit Maheshwari and Sakshi Bhatia gave up their high-paying jobs in the US to buy a 1.5-acre plot in Madhya Pradesh and begin farming. The couple, who were inspired to make the move after they went backpacking through South America, said that earlier they felt disconnected from nature and that farming was a way to give back to the environment.
A survey that is part of a global study by the Mountain Invasion Research Network has revealed that road and rail expansion have carried alien invasive species high into the Himalayas in Kashmir.