A barren landscape laid to waste, without a shred of greenery is the beginning of most post-apocalyptic movies and novels. Perhaps that is the most predominant fear in our subconscious mind. Over the last century and a half, we as a species have devastated the planet and have exploited its natural resources. Just a few … Read more How Nature Has Healed During Lockdown and What We Can Do to Preserve It
#LockdownTales As we went to the vegetable and fruit shop inside our complex today in the morning, I found two stray dogs that live in our apartment complex enjoying the lockdown. They plonked themselves in the middle of the road with no fear of any car being out …. usually in the morning, these dogs … Read more Enjoying the Lockdown !
We were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Padma awards this year as we knew that there would be several “unknown” greats that the awards will honour. This is one of the truly commendable changes brought about by the Modi Government. Except for a few of the Padma awards going to some celebrity or political … Read more The True Eco-Warriors – Rewarded
It all started with an article that I read about the number of plastic shampoo bottles that we throw out and how replacing them with shampoo bars makes environmental sense. I like to do my bit in avoiding plastic and have made several changes like carrying cloth bags with me at all times, switching to … Read more Pastries? Nah…
The last week was scorching… the week before that was also scorching …. the week before that was also scorching ! On April 4th the weather was really pleasant and on April 5th winter turned into summer overnight. Last week one of the days the temperature in Delhi reached 48 DEGREE CENTIGRADE. Four people died … Read more Climate Change? No just Mother Nature having fun !!
When I heard the news that plastic bags and one-time use plastic is being banned in TamilNadu, I didn’t believe it at all. I have been in Chennai frequently since 2015 and have seen the rampant use of plastic bags – every store I went to would first reach for a plastic bag and then … Read more Plastic Use Reducing across India
I love the rains.. it was stormy and raining when I was born, so my mother doesn’t like the rains much for she went through a near death experience while giving birth to me but for me its the sound associated with my birth and hence soothing. Over the last few weeks it has been … Read more Rain-Serviced Earth
Today morning as I opened FB, it threw up an old memory from 2011. Krishnan and I had gone for a short cycle ride towards the CRPF camp but turned left and went towards the IREO apartments that were being built. The space between the point where we took a turn and the IREO construction … Read more Then & Now
For the past five to six days, it has been raining every night. Its raining right now … What a welcome relief from the dust, because just a week back, the terrible dust storms were back. We have been in Delhi NCR for 21 years now and if anyone wants proof of climate change, they … Read more Heat, Dust, an early Monsoon and the Earth
We were on a 26 day road trip through Lucknow-Allahabad-Varanasi-Patna-Gaya as part of our ShikshaDaan Yatra. Even as we were confirming our hotel bookings, the first thing we checked with all the hotels is whether they have filtered or RO water and insisted that we would want our water bottles to be filled. Every single … Read more Live and Travel Sustainably… #BeatPlasticPollution #ConserveWater