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IPCC Climate Change Report 2022 and its Implications for India

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IPCC Climate Change Report 2022 and its Implications for India
(June 29, 2022) Written by Ishani Kumar Singh Summer in India this year has brought some attention to the consequences of climate change that have started taking effect in India. The rising heat has broken records with the temperature breaching 49 degrees celsius in the capital city. Heatwaves have become more likely, putting a  large part of India’s population in distress. Lack of immediate efforts to mitigate or adapt to climate change could lead to dire consequences especially in India, as is w...

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ಕಾನನದ ಸುತ್ತ (ಭಯ,ಕುತೂಹಲ, ಹಾಸ್ಯ) ಭಾಗ - ೨

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ಕಾನನದ ಸುತ್ತ (ಭಯ,ಕುತೂಹಲ, ಹಾಸ್ಯ) ಭಾಗ - ೨
(June 07, 2022) ಲೇಖಕರು- ಸತೀಶ ಗಣೇಶ ನಾಗಠಾಣ.  ಮುಂದುವರೆದ ಭಾಗ.. ದಟ್ಟಣೆಯಿಂದ ಕೂಡಿದ ಬೃಹತ ಗಾತ್ರದ ಮರದ ಸಾಲುಗಳನ್ನು ಕಣ್ಣೆತ್ತಿ ನೋಡುತ್ತ ಆ ದಿನದ ಆಹ್ಲಾದಕರವಾದ ಮುಂಜಾವಿನ ಮಂಪರು ಬರೆಸುವಂತಹ ತಂಗಾಳಿಯ ಆನಂದದ ಸುಖವನ್ನು ಸವೆಯುತ್ತ ದಂಡಾಕಾರದ ಕಾನನದ ಒಳಗೆ ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಲು ನಿಸರ್ಗ ಬಾ ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯುತ್ತಿತ್ತು.   ಕಲ್ಪವೃಕ್ಷಗಳ ದಟ್ಟ ಕಾಡುಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿದ ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ಭವ್ಯ ವನಸಿರಿಯ ಸಾಲು ಸಾಲುಗಳನ್ನ ನೋಡುತ್ತ  ತಲ್ಲಿನವಾದಂತಹ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಏನೋ ಒಂಥರಹ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾವನಾತ್ಮಕ ಅಲೆಗಳ ಹೊಯದಾಟ ಝೆಂಕರಿಸುತ್ತ ಅತ್ತಂದಿತ್ತ ಸುಳಿದಾಡುತ್ತ ಮರದಿಂದ ಮರಕ್ಕೆ ನೆಗೆಯುತ್ತ ಸುಳಿಗಾಳಿಯ ಹತೋಟಿ...

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Conversations with Shri Mama Natung

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Conversations with Shri Mama Natung
(June 06, 2022) Interview by Uttara Mendiratta  Starting in March 2021, we came across reports on the Airgun Surrender Abhiyan that had been initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Arunachal Pradesh. We noted it with mild curiosity, but did not think it was more than a localized phenomenon. But soon, through our interactions with the forest department, it became clear that this was not a one off event but a growing movement, and one that the forest department felt very invested in. The fore...

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