• Heat Island Effect or Urban Heat Island is a phenomenon where there is an increase in temperature of the surrounding in a concrete city as compared to the areas with same climatic conditions but lesser human settlements. The present and future of most of the living beings on earth is in the hand of humans. We have the potential to escalate the productivity of the mother earth or to demolish what she has already given us. We all have the power within us to change and create a better world for everyone around.
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    Journey through a Heat Island

      The other day I went to the house of one of my relatives in a metropolitan city. Those were summer days and the outside cityscape was melting down by the scorching heat. I was one of the braves who decided to move out of their comfort zones and travel through the heat radiating concretes. Until when the driver started the bus, I was completely drenched in sweat. Even the moving bus didn’t help much, as the wind coming inside through the window was hot enough to dehydrate me all up. As we crossed the concrete jungles and passed through the big trees and green fields, I felt much better,…

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    Guru and Faith

    The other day I went to attend a holy gathering of a renowned preacher in our town. The gathering represented a specific society, of a group of people with some particular faith and norms. The society is one of the largest in India as well as in the world. So, obviously its preacher or the ‘Guru’ was like a celebrity who chose to deliver his blessings to our town for the first time. All the followers started the preparations almost 10 days earlier. They were obviously the most excited, as the one whose teachings had they followed and heard over time was to land in front of them. Many people…

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    Life in a City around Air Pollution

      Those were the winter months and finally my family decided to go out for a vacation. We went to visit my younger sister in Kota, Rajasthan. We stayed there for around four days. The city was dapper and well organised. There we could see studious teenagers walking or riding their bicycles around.  The spacious city though was very close to the arid regions of the Thar Desert but still was greener and considerably vegetated. We decided to stay for a day or two in Delhi as it fall on the way back to our home. Our plan was to roam around in the city and visit few famous spots;…

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    Fighting Depression

    My Story through Depression: Our board exams were approaching and I was trying hard with all the subjects. I was an average student but I knew that I could prove and show better side of me. Even though physics and chemistry were sometimes challenging but I never quit on them. Our school was actually a battle ground where every other student was better than other. The competition was very tough and expectations were very high. Adding to the distress, our principle divided the whole class into different categories according to one’s ability to score. Our education system is no doubt an arena for bull fighting, where everyone is forced to…

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    Stress and TMJ : An Unpleasant Episode

      That week was very hectic for me. I had to complete my writings, there was a wedding of my classmate out of the district, and my bestie’s engagement in the weekend; so the week was fully packed. Yes, I was stressed out of all these things happening all at once without any break. Still I relaxed my mind, and consoled myself that may be that week’s outing would help me to refresh my body. So, on Sunday I wrote an article and uploaded it on my blog. Then in the evening I packed my bags for the wedding function of my classmates that was arranged out of the station.…

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    Void : A Near- Death Experience

      That day I was going to the city for a competition by a local bus. I was pursuing my senior secondary then, in a school that was a little far from my home, that I had to walk for two kilometres to board a bus from the nearest bus stand to the school. Till my high school, I rarely went out without my family, especially on bus, as the school was just a walk’s distance from my home. But time never remains the same and I had to get out of my cocoon for further studies. No doubt that the exposure to the outside world gave me a new…

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    A Lucid Dream : Reality Check

      I was sitting on a mat in our old traditional kitchen, talking to my mother who was washing utensils in the traditional cleaning area that was seperated by a wooden plank. She was thin and pale, probably sick; but still she kept doing her chores without any expectations for help. I was small then and therefore helpless. I kept watching her doing her chores, praying from inside for her wellness. There was nobody else in the house. Suddenly a black cat jumped inside from the roof. She was fearless and her eyes were red as if dipped in blood. She stared while walking towards me. Her eerie looks gave…

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    10 Plants that show Allelopathy

      Plants unlike animals and humans can’t move or communicate. For humans they are life sustaining organisms standing quietly in a specific place from many years, decades and centuries. Their existence is much ignored by us, until we get to know something new and uncommon about them. One of the unknown facts about them is their ability to produce certain compounds which inhibit or kill the adjoining plants or seedlings in order to reduce the competition. This weird phenomenon is called Allelopathy. There are certain and specific plants which exhibit allelopathy and you can learn more about such plants in this amazing book Allelopathy In The Life of plants And Their…

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    10 Pollution Indicator Species

      With the expanding human population, pollution has increased too. Many-a-times its adverse impact on climate and environment is attributed. We might not observe or be impacted unless it is severe. But there are many other organisms which show deformations or uncommon symptoms in response to even a slight increase in the levels of undesired compounds. These organisms are commonly recognized as BIOINDICATORS or INDICATOR Species. In this post let’s know about 10 of the most common and important Pollution Indicator Species. 10 Pollution Indicator Species Moss Mosses are observed in moist shady forests, carpeting over the floor and barks of the trees. They are the most important indicators of…

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    Energy and Life : Worshipping through Logics

    The Hindu New Year has begun from 18th March and with this the nine days celebrations aka ‘Navratra’ of worshipping ‘Shakti’ the Goddess of Energy (Durga) has started. The small girls are happier than ever before as they are being worshipped as a representation of the Goddess. These nine days they are treated as the princesses, their feet are touched to seek blessings and they are booked by many for the morning poojas, plus they are showered with money, eatables, clothes and the most important of all -the respect. Hindu religion worships Goddess Durga as the Mother of every being. She is represented as the creator and the nourisher just…