Guest Writing EWTTEco WALK the Talk wishes to extend a big thanks to the following Guest Writers who share their writings/articles with us. Each of them has a unique perspective of environmental issues in Asia, and add to the richness of the website.  If you wish to join us as a Guest Writer, do feel free to contact us at

ria_tan_w100RIA TAN is an accomplished Nature Guide in Singapore and has diligently documented the precious biodiversity in and around the Singapore Islands.  She is co-author of “Chek Jawa Guidebook” on the 400 or so marine species of Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin, an offshore island of Singapore.  She maintains a prolific blog for environment news at WildSingapore.  More about Ria here.   Contact her at

Basudev Mahapatra BASUDEV MAHAPATRA A senior journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India,  Basudev is the Editor of  news website With his vast experience in print, television as well as web media, Basudev specializes in reporting and writing on politics, development and issues that have a close link with the life and livelihood of grass root communities, in the context of socio-economic and political backdrops.

Dr Nachiketa DasDR NACHIKETA DAS holds a masters degree in Geology (Environmental Sciences) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) India and obtained his doctorate in Geochemistry from Glasgow University, Scotland. Upon completion of his Ph.D. he conducted research in chemical evolution of atmosphere and oceans as a Postdoctoral fellow of Harvard University. He has prior experience at the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the CSIRO division of Petroleum Resources, Australia. He is currently a Special Associate Professor at Hiroshima University, Japan. Dr Das writes on various political and environmental issues related to India and Japan.

Debby NgDEBBY NG is an environmental photojournalist whose work has been published in several regional and international magazines, including the award-winning Lebanese magazine, Environment & Development. She has also worked with numerous Asian and international non-government organisations such as the TRAFFIC, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). She can be contacted at

Chris-TobiasCHRIS TOBIAS Lead Strategist at Forward,  an enterprise dedicated exclusively to sustainability focused projects. He is also a world traveller, permaculture enthusiast, tenacious planner, published author, vegetarian since 1999, and follows voluntary simplicity. His work is published in Celsias, Reuters,, amongst others.  Chris can be contacted at

Sahana SinghSAHANA SINGH is an award winning journalist and the Singapore based Editor of Asian Water, a trade magazine related to water and water management issues. Her interests lie in environmental issues, nutrition and critiquing films and hopes to make an environmental movie one day.  She blogs here and can be contacted at

GANGASUDHAN is a former Police Officer turned writer who turned vegetarian in 2008 together with his wife. He started VegVibe magazine in 2009 to fill a void for good, reliable information for the vegetarian community. Today, VegVibe is read by many people with differing philosophies and it has now become a platform that unites everyone through the lowest common denominator of care and concern.  Ganga is based in Singapore and can be contacted at Join VegVibe’s Facebook Page here.

Hemant Anant JainHEMANT ANANT JAIN is an ad designer based in Mumbai, India. He weaves his skills as a Writer and Illustrator to tell stories that raise awareness of environmental issues in a simple, witty and “hit the nail on the head” kind of way. His websites include: The Great Indian Clearance Sale, Munna On The Run and EU Th!nk About It blog.  He can be contacted at :    Join TGICS Facebook Page here.

Rahul RoshanRAHUL MURALIDHARAN is currently a Masters student in Marine Studies and Coastal Resource Management at Madras Christian College, University of Madras. He’s also an ardent activist with “Reclaim Our Beaches”  - a group opposing the construction of a highway along the famous Marina Beach in Chennai. Rahul is also an avid photographer.  His blogs include The Voice of the Voiceless and Okeanosmcc.  He can be contacted at

ChristinaCHRISTINA CRANE With 15 years of experience in food & beverage and FMCG consulting, Christina thinks that the food & beverage industry has lost its way from being a provider of nutrition. Inspired by a book on the locavore movement, she quit her job to start a locavore movement in Singapore and open a foodservice business serving wholesome, mostly local foods. dapao opens in July 2010.  Contact Christina at

James Wandersee

DR. JAMES H. WANDERSEE — botanist, FLS, FAAAS–is the W.H. LeBlanc Alumni Association Professor of Biology Education in the College of Education at Louisiana State University and Chair of the Teaching Section of the Botanical Society of America. His website is

clary1DR RENEE M. CLARY—geologist, FGS–is the Director of the Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum and Assistant Professor of Geoscience Education in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. Her website is



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