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Terracotta Cups of India losing to plastic cups

In India, tea is one great sip of refreshment at home or when on move. If you visit any Indian city, suburb or even village the second shanty shop by the road is a tea…

The Science of Conscience

Since our childhood we grow with various consciences! We have memories of success and failure, and we live and grow with them. We explore things, love and hate them, as per our consciousness. We become…

Doubling Time: Interest and Population Growth

It is easy to calculate the approximate doubling time for compound interest, credit card debt, or population growth. A simple rule of thumb to get doubling time is to divide the growth rate into 70. For example, an investment at 7% compound interest would double in 70/7 = 10 years.

Loktak – A threatened ecology at gunpoint

Loktak Lake is God’s own country. Measuring around 287 sq. Km, it is the largest freshwater lake in the North Eastern India, situated in the Manipur state. Loktak means end of stream (Lok = stream,…

From Africa With Love

He rushed through the crowd clutching the cellophane jacketed single cut rose. The bill at the florist burnt a little hole in his pocket, Gosh, a flower costs so damn high, he thought, his mind…

The Question We Do Not Prefer To Ask

What is the minimum amount of water for personal use? Before I come on to the aspect of looking for the answer, let me explain why I ask the question. I ask the question because…

Why Solar Is Not Going To be The Future of Sustainability

This is in response to Line Leonhard’s proposal for giant solar energy generation plants in Saharan Africa somewhat in line with DESERTEC proposal, my doubts and extended clarification of both Line’s and my position on…

New Landfill That Can Kill Us

Much of the water crisis that we normally talk about and argue on is centered around freshwater or the blue water and most aspects of global threats about water are linked with irrigation, food production,…

Not so clear Nuclear India

Presently, only 3% of India’s energy needs are met from nuclear sources. India plans to produce 20,000 MWe from the nuclear sector by 2020, increasing from the very low level of 3,700 MWe at present….

A Dying Beach And A New Earning – Case Study

Climate Change Movement has a third world twist in India. While the Western World is ahead both in damaging contributions to Nature and starting a green initiative to check it, in populous countries like India…

So, what’s new?

A lot actually. More than we care to know sometimes. There are so many new things around us that we sometimes fail to grasp the change. World is changing. Inside out. Literally, because every 4…

Water, Antiquity and Humanity

RV VII, 49 1. Ceaselessly they flow from the depths, pure, never sleeping, the Ocean their sponsor, following the channels ordained by the Thunderer. Now may these great divine Waters quicken me! 2. Waters may…

Fire on the Mountain

This is a cross post from Climate Himalaya. The gentleman in the payment kiosk swiped the card and gave it back to me. Then he asked my wife for the carry bag to pack the…