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In memory of Swami Nigamanand

tricolor landscape

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 …

A Radioactive Silence

Kalpakkam: Madras Atomic Power Plant

“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 …

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 …