COWS REACT TO BEEF BAN

After the beef ban that was imposed in Maharashtra and then Haryana, there has been a mixed response coming in from the cow community. Yes, majority is happy for they would have to sacrifice their lives for the human tongues but there is always that pinch of people that doesn't agree. A social survey was conducted which has yielded rather funny results. On being inquired about the beef ban, an interesting reply came through, a cow said... An Article by Tanya Singh

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Dodo Cries!

Green and Grey Frail and Fray Dodo Cries!.... Dodo was a bird that used to roam freely in Mauritius but is unfortunately extinct today due to irrational and greedy acts of human beings who ruthlessly caught this bird and consumed it (The dodo was endemic to Mauritius). This poem is not only about the extinction of the Dodo Bird but also about thousands of other species of birds which are endangered and are crying out for help. A Poem by Sara Sethia..

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Glassy Globalisation

Glass has a lot of advantages. It provides the feeling of open spaces while bifurcates the interiors from dust and pollution. Glass provides lots of natural light. Glass is good for aesthetics. Sleek, swanky and posh. All that we need, right? Glass is modernism. Everyone loves glass.Well, there is a flip side to the story. And none of us will like it. Our designers first suffocate the building and then provide artificial cooling or air conditioning to the building.. An Article by Sanchit Soni

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Agent Orange: A Legacy of Poison and Pain

Often in his blind thirst for power and control, man forgets what the ultimate consequence of his actions is going to be. He ceases to see that his destructive practices would make victim of not just the present generation but all the future generations to come. History of our world is splattered with blood and hatred, the two World Wars being shameless examples of how all and any means have been used to inflict death and misery... An Article by Arshina Singh

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AN EXTRA BIT OF NATURE PLEASE?

An extra bit of nature please? How do you feel about the Ambanis? Those bunch of people consuming more resources in a day than you ever will, in an entire month! I mean the big houses and magnanimous living is okay, but why do you get all the natural resources? Why do you get to BUY nature? What extra effort was put in pushing you out of your mother's womb that wasn't put while a commoner was being delivered ? Well, if you feel even a teensy bit aroused by now ... An Article by Tanya Singh

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EarthTalk VPM Polytechnic Navi Mumbai India

In an interesting turn of events in EarthTalk conducted by Team Earth5R, the speaker baton was now passed to volunteer environmentalist Sagar Kulkarni. The talk was at VPM Polytechnic, Thane for Chemical Diploma students. The talk further continued with a discussion on sustainable engineering, green chemistry and chemical pollution. Sagar spoke about how people could find sustainable methods and solutions in their own field of interest and contribute towards the environment...

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Illegal Trade In Wildlife

The butterfly effect says that a small change in current state can result in large difference at a later stage, which means no decision is small. Even something as simple as going to market and picking out a product, can make a huge difference somewhere. To make sure that the effects are positive lets dive into the information you need to make a responsible choice. Each year, hundreds of millions of plants and animals are caught or harvested from the wild and then sold.... An Article by Deepti Chauhan

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Bob The Eco Builder

Hold your breath for our youngest EarthHero, 7 year old Jahaan Gupta. Jahaan is a sensitive child. He has always been aware of the things going on in his surroundings. An animal lover, he is also good at art and is able to convey his thoughts using paints and paper. Here is a beautiful renewable energy based Lego dream house made by Jahaan, using Windmill, and Solar panels that are fitted on these wings (as he is using natural solar energy).... Story and Interview by Bharati Marathe

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Swallowing Playgrounds

Most parents and grandparents in current scenario always complain that our children nowadays almost spend negligible hours for outdoor activities. Well, there are many reasons for it, such as sedentary lifestyle and social changes. Children nowadays need to excel at academics, or at least upgrade their current rank at school, so nearly every child has to attend tuition and coaching classes. But there is one more reason... An article by Sanchit Soni with Case Study by Bharati Marathe

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Invasive Species & Its Effect On Our Ecological Balance

Have you ever wondered what kind of plants are those which are spread across the water bodies , well they are commonly known as water hyacinth which are nothing but a perfect example of invasive species. Invasive species , the term invasive makes it quiet clear that they do not belong to our natural ecosystem , when such alien species are allowed to breed... An Article by Anoushka Jha

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