• The current year brought many natural disasters and the most noticeable of them all were the floods. The devastations made by the ravaging floods could be observed in almost every state of India. Since the onset of monsoon rains, India has seen many events of flooding occurring almost every week submerging roads, houses, buildings, and almost everything that came on its way. Within a season, the country suffered a loss of over millions of dollars.
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    Floods – Drenching Lives

      The current year brought many natural disasters and the most noticeable of them all were the floods.  The devastations made by the ravaging floods could be observed in almost every state of India. Since the onset of monsoon rains, India has seen many events of flooding occurring almost every week submerging roads, houses, buildings, and almost everything that came on its way. Within a season, the country suffered a loss of over millions of dollars. Causes of Floods As suggested by the climatologists, there are some reasons which initiate a flood causing condition. These are Ice or snow melts in the glaciers or polar regions; Earthquakes, which damage a…

  • 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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    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 and there was no trace of air pollution. 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…

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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

    My Story with TMJ 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 (Till that time I had never heard of TMJ). So, on Sunday I wrote an article and uploaded it on my blog. Then in the evening I packed my bags for the…

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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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    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. So, in this post let’s know about some of those plants which possess such unique power of suppressing their enemies.…

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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 Pollution 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…

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    Birds at Rescue

      I lived in Punjab in a hostel for almost two years. The hostel building was an old construction. There were many trees around the building upon which many birds had their dwellings. One such tree was of Mahogany. It had dense foliage and a considerable height. In my place I have seen many such trees, usually solitary, underneath which small temples of a dark energy are located. And according to my observation, I had an impression of those trees being a harnesser of energy- dark one with a mysterious bird story. Just like other trees, that Mahogany tree too had a settlement; but rather than a myna or a…

  • Global Warming has lead to burning ground and trees, the cracking noise of burning woods, the sooty blackishness left behind are some devastations of forest fire.
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    Burning Trails – Story of Forest Fire

    During my college days, one of our professors arranged an exposure tour of our class to nearby Pine jungles to study forest fire. We were overjoyed as we didn’t have to study that day. Excitedly we all gathered up in our college bus, which within no time landed near our destination, the Pine Jungle. The Professor took us on a small hike through the hill to the stand. That was our very first excursion into the forest and being a forestry student each one of us was filled with enthusiasm and curiosity to observe everything and learn whatever our teacher wanted us to catch upon. So, through a narrow trail…