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2.0 Movie Review: Because Delhi Too Loves Its Birds

2.0 Movie Review: Because Delhi Too Loves Its Birds

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The sequel of the 2010 movie Robot is up as 2.0 and it seems to be doing fairly well. The budget for the film is huge (estimated to be 600 crores) making it one of the most expensive movies ever made in India. 2.0 has been released on 7,000 screens in three different languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi). The central theme of 2.0 is the impact of mobile phone radiations on birds. Mobile phones, as we all agree, have indeed become an inalienable part of our lives. The movie attempts to convey the impact of mobile phone radiations on birds and the Environment. With its big budget and VFX extravagance, the movie is said to have reached Hollywood Standards. But amidst the Rajinikanth hype, grand fighting scenes and the elaborate flashback of the perceived protagonist Professor Pakshirajan...
Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Migratory Birds: The Only Good Thing Left About Delhi’s Winters

Green Lens
Winters in Delhi was once a time of cheer and joy. Many would remember the cold, foggy winter mornings and the taste of a warm cup of tea or coffee while standing in the balcony. Still others would remember the excitement of taking a quick job or brisk walk in the nearby park, if not to the more prominent ones, just to regain the body heat. Inhaling the fog, and exhaling the white misty spirit of Delhi was once part of the winter experience in Delhi. Not anymore. Delhi's October smell, the fragrance of the blooming Alstonia, was once an exciting announcement of Delhi's winters. The winter, amidst the alarming air pollution in Delhi, has become a fight for survival. The day has to be planned so that one spends maximum times indoors. Breathing out in the open, without a face mask has ...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 19 (May 4 to 10), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 19 (May 4 to 10), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 19 (between May 4 to May 10) 2015. 1. NGT order: Fines slapped for burning waste in the open East Delhi Municipal Corporation has begun issuing challans for burning of garbage in the open. 2. Delhi kids learn to embrace trees The famous Chipko movement, initiated in 1970s as resistance to the destruction of trees in Uttarakhand, has now reached the capital, albeit in a more non-confrontational format. 3. NGT slams poor rainwater harvesting at AIIMS flyover The National Green Tribunal on Friday slammed public authorities over the "pathetic condition" of rainwater harvesting system at All India Institute of Medical Sciences flyover. 4. Delhiites will have to pay for polluting Yamuna, thro
Invitation to Green Walkathon at India Gate on World Environment Day 2011

Invitation to Green Walkathon at India Gate on World Environment Day 2011

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Let the Sun Rise to a Green Morning at India Gate this World Environment Day! The Union Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) and the Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi invite every resident of Planet Earth to a Green Walkathon on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. The Green Walkathon will be flagged off from India Gate at 6.30 am and will go on till Rafi Marg before returning to the India Gate lawns. Date: 5th June, 2011 (Sunday) Time: Registration begins at 5.30 am, Walkathon begins at 6.30 am Venue: India Gate, New Delhi A walk through the lush greens of India Gate gives an insight to the environment of New Delhi but also reminds of the degrading status of green spaces and environmental resources in the rest of Delhi and the countr
Invite: Talk on the Beautiful World of the Sparrow at WWF India

Invite: Talk on the Beautiful World of the Sparrow at WWF India

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Wikipedia describes the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) as a species of passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae which is a small bird with feathers mostly in different shades of brown and grey. If the rate at which the sparrow population is declining today continues, reading about it online or in books will perhaps remain the only way to learn about this species of bird. Much needs to be done today before we can even begin to understand the change in density and number and be able to attribute it to visible indicators. To continue the conversation on conservation, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and WWF India cordially invite all of you to attend a talk on "The Beautiful World of the Sparrow!" The talk will be delivered by Mohammad Dilawar and will highlight the...
Delhi Greens Catches Up With Nikhil Devasar On the Big Bird Day 2011

Delhi Greens Catches Up With Nikhil Devasar On the Big Bird Day 2011

Green Personas
Tomorrow is the Big Bird Day! A day when different group of people will come together to look for our feathered friends and count the different types of birds they see. A day when everyone is invited to join in and experience the avian diversity with whom we share this Planet. Jincy Joy at Delhi Greens interviews Nikhil Devasar, the lead organiser of the Big Bird Day (BBD) event, to get some insights into the organisation of the BBD 2011! Delhi Greens: What motivated you to initiate the concept of ‘Big Bird Day’? Nikhil Devasar: The basic motivation behind this idea was to have a particular day in the year where all bird lovers could come together and explore their love for birds on a common platform. Also this event would serve as a great motivation to bird lovers, by people parti
Invite to Enumerate Our Feathered Friends: Big Bird Day 2011

Invite to Enumerate Our Feathered Friends: Big Bird Day 2011

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Leading environmental and birding groups in Delhi invite all of you to join us on 13th February, 2011 (Sunday) for the BIG BIRD DAY 2011. On this day, different teams comprising birding enthusiasts will cover different parts of the Delhi city and around (and even other parts of the country), to inventorize a list of sighted birds. The idea is to record as many bird species for the day as we see. The tally would be of all the teams to see how many species we get collectively. Interested citizens can join any of the teams mentioned below. Two years ago the count was 227, last year it was 225. Some results from earlier years: 2010, 14th March - 225 species 2009, 22nd February - 227 species 2008, 24th February - 203 species 2006, 12th November - 183 species 2006, 22nd F...
Install a Bird Bath – A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

Install a Bird Bath – A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

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I fully agreed to the saying that “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something”. Delhi’s summer has been hunting down inhabitants of the city with its merciless and scorching heat. Mercury has been rising alarmingly and we see less hope of respite to soothe the heat. The joy of drinking cold chilled water in this summer is incomparable to any flirting taste of food. We, who know how to enjoy and be glad of such natural respite like water, carry the responsibility of sharing it with our co-inhabitants on the Planet. Our small chirping friends are being hunted down by the heat everywhere and their survival is being threatened by lack of water resource in the city. Except for some birding areas in and around Delhi, birds that dare fly beyond the border have paid the price o
Introducing: New Legal Bio-Way to Cut Your Electricity Bill By 70%

Introducing: New Legal Bio-Way to Cut Your Electricity Bill By 70%

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Editor's Note: Guest post, cross-posted from IBNLive. Karma Paljor works with Network 18 and is the face of news on CNN-IBN. When not on TV, he can be found at an airport near you, remotely flying his planes over the Delhi sky! Election gone, subsidy gone. Like everything you will now have to pay more for power. In future, if things go this way, electricity will perhaps constitute about 40% or even more of your home operating costs. So, if you are one of those into heavy forward planning you will perhaps invest in non conventional modes of energy. I found this rather interesting piece of equipment that immediately helped me lower my electricity bill by over 70%. The best part is that I invested just under Rs 200; could have been cheaper had I bought it off the street. It's also br
Invitation: Big Bird Day this Sunday

Invitation: Big Bird Day this Sunday

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Delhi Bird is organizing the Big Bird Day on February 22nd, 2009 (Sunday) Big Bird Day is an annual event of one of the most active bird watching community in the country. It’s the day when we celebrate the rich birdlife that enlivens our city and the surrounding areas while simultaneously spreading a conservation message. Like every year, at least 10 or more teams will start birding at different places around Delhi and then carry on to any other place at a pace and rhythm that suits each team. Jointly, by the end of the day, we would try to watch as many species as possible within and around Delhi. At day's end, we would tabulate the list of each team and arrive at the total number of species collectively seen during the day. In 2006 the count was 236, and 2007 total was 188. The p

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