Friday, 7 March 2014

The India We Want

“The India I want”? It is very easy to pen down a thousand words worth of ideas, which will theoretically turn India into a utopia. Corruption eradication, women empowerment, science funding, education planning, medical infrastructure, pollution reduction, tiger protection, environmental awareness, etc… the list alone can reach a thousand words.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Monkey Farm

The Monkey Farm is a combined monkey rescue center in the making and an organic farm in Playa Ocotal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It was established in early 2012 by Vicki Conley, a former business-owner who is now learning to live off the land. 


Monday, 18 November 2013

Climate Change in the Himalayas

This is an assignment which I've submitted as a part of an online course "Global Warming: The Science of Climate Change" offered by the University of Chicago.
I have focused my assignment on interpreting the data from meteorological stations located within the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau.

This region is significant as 1.3 billion people i.e 20% of the world's population is dependent either directly or indirectly on the Himalayan glaciers. The Himalayas supply freshwater to 8 South-Asian countries, including two of the most populous countries in the world i.e China and India. Any catastrophic change in the Himalayan climate is sure to effect the culture and demography of the area and the political scenario of the world.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Rashtrapati Bhawan now illuminated by solar power

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The Rashtrapati Bhawan (residence of the Indian President and the largest residential palace in the world) has now earned itself an ISO 'green building' certification for having emerged as India's first urban habitat with excellent eco-management systems. 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Bhavani Prakash @ Eco Walk the Talk

Eco WALK the Talk is a non-profit environmental website with an Asia focus. It covers eco news and insights, offers green living tips, and feature people who inspire with their environmental thoughts and action.  It is also a platform to feature important environmental causes and campaigns in the region. It was also nominated as a finalist in the Singapore Environment Council’s Inaugural Asia Journalism awards.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

VSSU: Changing Lives in Rural Bengal

 “Making use of unused and underused social resources to develop a self-reliant society”

The Story
Vivekananda Sevakendra-O-Sishu Uddyan (VSSU) was created in 1983 to empower remote riverside villages and vulnerable rural communities in the district of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, India. VSSU works with people whose lives are dominated by extreme poverty (37.2% of the district population lives below the poverty line), illiteracy, disease and other handicaps. With multifaceted development interventions, VSSU strives to bring about positive changes in the quality of life of the poor people. VSSU firmly believes and is actively involved in building the social, economic and human capacity of the poor.