SEP 2021
Scientist Pens Comic Book: To Educate School Children on Hedgehogs

Madras hedgehogs, one of the less studied and less known species is not much talked about, unlike large mammals such as tigers, elephants, or even birds. Sharada Balasubramanian tells us about Brawin Kumar, a researcher with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), who has been working on finding these hedgehogs spread across the arid geographies of Tamil Nadu. He has published a comic book in the local language Tamil. This book talks about hedgehogs to school children who live in these geographies. Brawin believes educating students, and giving training programmes to teachers on this species, would really bring more awareness. In turn, it will help in conservation of these species, which are disappearing due to land-use changes and development.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India's CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

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