Environment

Drowning under Waste

Reading Time: 3 minutesHong Kong faces a huge waste disposal problem. Hidden under many of its beautiful parks, golf courses and sports grounds are millions of tons of garbage. Only three of their 13 landfill sites are still open which will soon overflow given the rate at which they are filling up. The situation is only going to […]

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Electric Vehicles to Bring Cheap, Pollution Free Urban Transportation

Reading Time: 4 minutesE-rickshaws provide a simple, easy and pollution-free solution. E-autos and E-bikes and E-scooters too are slowly picking up. A start-up has come up with a bright idea to have Battery Swap Stations that is expected to revolutionise the use of electric vehicles for last mile connectivity, especially in major cities. Here’s a report, for Different […]

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Wastewater Management: Using Sewerage Water for Agriculture

Reading Time: 3 minutesKanchan tells us how sewerage water can be treated to make manure and irrigate the farms by making a small plant at a corner of the field. It will help us fight pollution at a micro level. A cost-effective wastewater management technique, exclusively for Different Truths. Haricharan Pal lives in Dhikoli village of Madhaugarh Block in […]

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Old Habits Die Hard

Reading Time: 5 minutesThinkers had started eulogising light and darkness and various other elements of nature, a leading factor towards the concept of gods; this thought created stories imagining evils being killed by the gods. Now the killing of Dhumrasura by all-powerful mother goddess seemed quite relevant. But this revealing also left Tapati puzzled if smoke was understood […]

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Mean and Monstrous Hurricane Irma set to Batter Florida Brutally

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe eye of the Hurricane Irma is scaring people affected by it and many others all around the world. Irma is mean and monstrous. Anumita, our Managing Editor, reports, exclusively in Different Truths. Every half hour I pick up the remote of the TV and switch on to CNN. “Irma is here,” says the reporter, […]

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Shantiniketan: Tagore set a School Amidst Nature, Unfettered the Young Minds – I

Reading Time: 7 minutesRabindranath was unhappy with the British schooling system of sitting enclosed within four walls of high raised solid buildings. It was a feeling of suffocation he experienced, when the cold brick walls, he felt, were trying to strangulate a child’s mind like cold grips of death. Being detached from nature was a great torment for […]

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Hurricane Harvey, Mumbai Deluge, Unholy Baba and Blue Whale: Of Deaths, Shame, and Rape

Reading Time: 3 minutesFrom beating drums, fire signals and cries of the ancient man, we had travelling bards moving from villages to villages, recounting many stories (read news) in India and elsewhere. These were the rich oral traditions. The storytellers were the first newspersons. We celebrate our legacy. Shail recounts top news of the week gone by, in […]

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Despite the Devastations Wrecked by Harvey, People Reached Out to Help

Reading Time: 5 minutesDuring difficult times Houston showed its true spirit, the kind of humanity we often think has disappeared. This is when I saw neighbours helping neighbours, strangers helping strangers. Black, white, yellow and brown all coming together as one. In the midst of this inclement weather, shelters opened up. People rushed forward with their pillows, toilet […]

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Do not Explore, just Ecoplore: Change the way you Holiday, for Mother Earth

Reading Time: 5 minutesMahima, a Delhi-based freelance journalist gives us a sneak-peek of Ecoplore, which promotes eco-tourism, on World Environment Day, as Special Feature, exclusively on Different Truths. My esteemed readers, on World Environment Day I wish to raise a few questions to you: Do you love to holiday close to Nature? But how many of you stay […]

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What is the Mystery of Earth, God’s Creatures, Environment, Human Behaviour and Genes!

Reading Time: 17 minutesWhere did we and all the other living organisms around us come from? How long have we been here? In what ways are we different from other species? How should we relate to them? Do we have any responsibilities to them? If so, what are they? In this erudite and in-depth research, Ashoka looks into […]

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