These waters are sustaining the lives of over 80 million people and 600 major industries. Something needs to be done now to save this beautiful river that sustains us. We are killing ourselves and the river at the same time with our short-sighted policies and indiscriminate development.
The Persian wheel, a mechanical water-lifting device, usually operated by drought animals like bullocks, camels, or buffaloes. This wheel is used to lift water from open wells for easy access to water sources. The word Araghatta, a Sanskrit one, comes from the intermingling of two words “ara” which is smoke and … Continue readingTHE PERSIAN WHEEL
Rampant and illegal sand mining along the Cauvery and its tributaries are killing the river slowly. There is no flow, and Cauvery almost seems stagnant at some places. Sand plays a very important role in groundwater recharge. The river needs protection from illegal activities that will … Continue readingGreed Has No Boundaries
Cauvery is the lifeline of South India and provides food, water, and economic security for the entire region. It provides water to 100 million people and 600 major industries. Hence protection of Kodagu as the catchment of Cauvery is extremely critical.
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he Covid-19 pandemic has upended the lives of people across the world, and the arrival of a vaccine (or vaccines) has been eagerly awaited. Less than one year since the start of the global pandemic, we are on the verge of the approval of several vaccines for use in the fight against Covid-19. … Continue readingThe Covid-19 Pandemic And The Arrival Of a Vaccine
My intention through this article is to give my perspective, created through my experiences, about the state of (science) education in India; and to see the rather quirky relationship social status has with access to an appropriate form of education. These perspectives have been framed by my experiences growing up, and recently as … Continue readingScience Education And Its Inequalities