Any Land of the Gods is supposed to be safe, peaceful, beautiful, natural and calm. In reality, the exact opposite is happening.
Saplings are distributed free of cost during monsoon by the Dept. of Environment for being adopted and planted by citizens who are invited to add to the ‘Capital’s legacy’.
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 36 (starting September 5), 2011.
Delhi Government’s Department of Environment is encouraging and inviting citizens to come out and plant as many saplings as possible during the ongoing monsoon season.
Satellite image of River Yamuna and its floodplain (in lean period) clearly shows the encroachment that may have intensified floods in Delhi this year If you think the massive traffic jams, national shame, broken infrastructure that crumbles even as it is being constructed and the caving in of roads are […]
A girl tries to wade through water at the P.G. Women’s Hostel in Delhi University. The students at DU this year are the worst hit beginning with the half hearted introduction of the semester system–in some courses–by the administration, which never went well with the lecturers, to being evacuated from […]
Drive on the road that goes straight from Dilli Haat–across AIIMS flyover–all the way to Qutub Minar and other key heritage sites of touristic interest in Delhi, and the broken-potholed road does not let you believe that in less than two week’s time, Delhi will be hosting the 19th Commonwealth Games.
Dragonflies: once abundant across Delhi, are now restricted to few pockets. Known to devour the mosquito larva, they are good malaria inspectors. As the Commonwealth Games are approaching, the city is almost gearing up with the preparations. In the process of making the Games fruitful and a memorable event, various […]
The Monsoon this year has been prolonged and undoubtedly it provides an interesting platform to comprehend the way we interact and associate with environment and seasonal change, how our lifestyles revolve around seasons and how certain patterns of climatic culture evolve over a period of time.
The monsoon has been surprising the capital with its on and off fall, and yet the people are fully drained in its relieving delight. Delhi is geared up to enjoy the monsoon with a special festival known to many Indians as ‘Teej’. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and […]
It is raining debates and discussions in the parliament since the Monsoon Session of the Rajya Sabha rolled off. The hottest topic so far has been the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 and price hike. The opposition has built strong arguments around CWG and the ongoing constructions have flushed away many […]
There is one being-Indian-thing, which spans the urban-rural and the rich-poor divide: our annual watch and wait for the monsoon. It begins every year, without fail as heat climbs and the monsoon advances. The farmers wait desperately because they need the rain at the right time to sow their crops.