Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

Curtains for city-based industries

Curtains for city-based industries

Thursday, 18 July 2019 | Kota Sriraj

With this step of expressly restricting industries in the already critical zones, the NGT may have prevented an apocalypse not just in the NCR but also elsewhere in India where urban industrialisation is rife and has become a bane In a welcome step, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the...

How to end the plastic kingdom

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The dismal global recycling statistics do make us wonder whether we will ever efficiently adopt 100 per cent recycling of plastics. A more fundamental solution is to switch to variants from biodegradable sources like wood, corn starch and sugarcane Plastics have for long been associated as an environmental contaminant. Slowly...

Tiny particles making a big impact

Thursday, 16 May 2019 | Kota Sriraj

As we continue to battle air pollution, one lesser known contributor to it, apart from industrial and vehicular pollution, is the presence of aerosol in the atmosphere, which has reached concerning levels. This new-found threat deserves attention The issue of air pollution has always been visualised in the classical sense with...

Disaster beyond cyclone Fani

Disaster beyond cyclone Fani

Thursday, 09 May 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The formation of a tropical cyclone itself is going to be more readily triggered when there is availability of very warm conditions at the ocean surface and when the vertical temperature gradient through the atmosphere is strong Fani wreaked unprecedented havoc in Odisha as it was the second such severe cyclone...

A tipping point for planet earth

Thursday, 02 May 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic not only spells disaster for the species inhabiting the region but is scripting a drastic shift in climatic conditions, which the world is not ready to tackle. We must wake up to this disaster before it’s too late Climate change and the...

Of rising temperatures and falling standards

Thursday, 25 April 2019 | Kota Sriraj

A new study that links global warming with inequality must prompt world leaders to raise their fight against climate change. In the Indian context, we need region-specific and customised policies besides awareness drives The spectre of climate change has spread its tentacles far beyond the ambit of the environment. As global...

Gradual death of a geological marvel

Gradual death of a geological marvel

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | Kota Sriraj

It is baffling that the Aravallis, which were once a contiguous range, had to pay a heavy price due to human activities like mining. The range today has blunted, desertified and needs protection. The judiciary must intervene The might of the mountain ranges is almost mythical. These natural formations have not...

Time to measure Himalayan risks

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Severe weather events have become the new-normal.  Remodelled strategies can help us understand the problem. We must take action before it’s too late Last year was notable for a variety of natural disasters that made their presence felt in India. Except an earthquake, India weathered almost all types of natural...

State Editions

Youth's body found hanging from tree

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Gang busted, 2 criminals arrested

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Plantation drive with Miyawaki technique

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Inbrief

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

EndGame Dhoni?

21 July 2019 | Akshay Lokapally | Agenda

Decoding mystical maya

21 July 2019 | Radhanath Swami Maharaj | Agenda

Negativity can be curbed

21 July 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Guru helps one become self-empowered

21 July 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m not good at making retarded films’

21 July 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Story on a string

21 July 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer