Environment

tricolor landscape
Environment
National

In memory of Swami Nigamanand

Last year, on this day, the 19th February 2011, Swami Nigamananda took the place of another sadhu, Swami Yajnanda as a part of their long struggle against illegal mining of the riverbanks of the Ganga. Determined and unnoticed, Matra Sadan, the Ashram these Sadhus belonged to has been waging an overwhelming resistance to the illegal […]

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Environment

Check Dams: A practical alternative to our large dam fetish

Check Dams are boulder dams or rock check dams. The purpose of check dams is to retain water up stream, so that the water percolates into the ground and recharges the ground water table. As concerns arise around large dams and environment, check dams are proving their worth over and over. Check Dams built on […]

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Kalpakkam: Madras Atomic Power Plant
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National

A Radioactive Silence

“Uraniam found in 241 water samples” the headline could have screamed, but it didn’t. It made modest appearance and slid into obscurity, unheralded on the news site’s social networks. This was Times of India reporting on drinking water samples from Punjab as reported by chief engineer, department of water supply and sanitation in the High […]

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The Blinkers
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Politics & Political Commentary
Religion and Phiosophy

The Blinkers and mental eploitation.

If I can direct what you think, I can control your conclusion. It is like blinkers on a horse. A horse able to see only in one direction is less likely to stray. Whether I say “Think of a pineapple” or I say “Don’t think of a pineapple” I can guarantee that the image in […]

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Environment

Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers

As the nuclear debate sparks, more and more voices call for dams and hydrothermal plants. And pro-nuclear activists helpfully point out that they have done more damage to life and environment than nuclear power. This is a debate that will go on for long, but in the meanwhile, I found this excellent documentary that explains […]

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