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August 12, 2019
India in 365 Days

As the midnight of August 14, 1947 promised India a new sunrise, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru addressed an independent India for the first time. When Nehru raised our national flag, the spectators were filled with new excitement and expectations – from our future, from our tryst with destiny. 72 years later, we celebrate yet another Independence day, in a country so diverse in its culture, so rich in its history. As the tricolour is hoisted again [...]Read More

12 ways to protect yourself and your children from Smog

Outdoor air pollution is becoming a serious health hazard these days. If you are residing in a pollution prone area, you need to take special care in order to protect yourself and your children from Smog. Smoke and Fog together make Smog, which is basically a dense layer of harmful particles. It starts enveloping the area and refuses to settle down. Smog is responsible for causing viral infection and is extremely injurious for the cardiovascular [...]Read More

October 21, 2018
Stubble Burning

As the pollution levels in the national capital hit an alarming rate, the government and its cititzens are blaming the farmers of Punjab and Haryana for the situation. The burning of the paddy straw during the harvest season (October-November) enormously adds to air pollution levels in the capital. Stubble burning has now become a yearly phenomenon that turns most parts of north India into a gas chamber putting the health of the citizens at risk. [...]Read More

October 15, 2018

As Delhi is all geared up for winters, the air pollution index once again strikes the startling levels leaving the government and its citizens anxious and puzzled. Air pollution in Delhi has become a rising public concern, making the state one of the most researched city with much superfluous media attention. Despite possible measures being taken by the government and the Delhiites to curb air pollution, it seems uncontrollable. Over the last many years, Delhi’s [...]Read More

July 2, 2018
Beat Plastic Pollution

Introduction The 2018 World Environment Day was momentous for India as the country was the global host and joined the league of the nations which hosted this prestigious event before. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this day, India went big with an announcement to wipe out all the single-use plastics from the country by 2022. This announcement gave an extension to the activities carried on by millions of Indians like policymakers, celebrities, [...]Read More

June 18, 2018
Pollution in Delhi

Pollution is one of the major issues causing concern not only in India but across the world. The technological advancement and speedy development since India’s Independence has come at a great environmental cost. According to the global Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2018, India is ranked at 177 with an EPI of 30.57, and it is disheartening to hear that Delhi, the national capital of the country, is being tagged as one of the most heavily [...]Read More

November 12, 2017

The alarming air pollution levels in Delhi and neighbouring regions have been in the news throughout the past week. The thick smog that has descended across the capital and its neighborhood is now being called a public health emergency. Air pollution by itself is responsible for numerous respiratory and cardiac ailments such as asthma, lung cancer, and heart attacks. Children are all the more prone to air pollution related diseases. Positive action is better than [...]Read More

October 23, 2017
Death from pollution in india

Each year Diwali brings with it much happiness and warmth. It also brings with it damaging pollution and thick, choking fumes. In 2016, the schools in the national capital had to stay shut for a few days and many factories and construction sites remained closed due to the smog that had made breathing difficult. This year the Supreme Court banned the sale of crackers in Delhi. Despite a steady stream of such news reports making [...]Read More

October 15, 2017
Environmental Pollution

Pollution has affected our environment adversely. Since time immemorial human beings have exploited the natural resources. Environmental Pollution has become hazardous for not only the life of human beings but animals as well. Extensive pollution has contributed significantly in hampering the health of human beings. Innumerable respiratory problems, skin diseases, lung cancer, to name a few have clutched humans and are hampering growth as well as development.  In order to garner materialistic pleasure and for [...]Read More

November 5, 2016
Delhi chokes under blanket of smog after Diwali Celebrations

Delhi-NCR woke up to a smo- filled morning for the fifth consecutive day after this year’s Diwali festivities. Air pollution levels were found to have hit a record high on November 4, 2016. The levels of particulate matter (PM) 10 and 2.5 (the two deadliest components of air pollution) were recorded as almost 10 times above the safe limit, by the Union government’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), a day [...]Read More

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