Tag Archives: Uttarakhand

Clean Ganga: Where experts fail politics deliver

At times political showmanship does more to improve environment than mere expert opinions. Nowhere it’s more visible than in the efforts to clean river Ganga. Last year while campaigning in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar (two of the … Continue reading

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Prepare for “once-in-a-century-crisis”

After the “flood-of-the-century” the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India is preparing for a long treacherous difficult winters. The struggle has just started. According to the state government estimates reported in local dailies 95000 houses are affected from flash … Continue reading

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Himalayan Tsunami part 5: The road ahead

This is the concluding article of the five part series on the hill state of Uttarakhand that suffered massive flash floods on June 16, 2013. The tragedy left scores of dead. The body count varies from 780 to 10,000. Officially … Continue reading

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Himalayan Tsunami Part –1: A silent tragedy

This is the first of the five part series on the hill state of Uttarakhand that suffered massive flash floods on June 16, 2013. The tragedy left score of dead. The body count varies from 780 to 10,000. Officially thousands … Continue reading

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Biodiversity: Mono-culture a threat to Himalayan eco-system

The famed Indian summers are once again turning the entire Sub-Continent – India, Pakistan and Bangladesh – into an oven with no respite. However, during the last two decades another sinister impact of scorching summer heat has been witnessed in … Continue reading

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