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Erratic World Dominates
A Manifesto from the Microbial World

A Manifesto from the Microbial World

At the outset, I want to thank the United Nations of Humans for giving us this opportunity to address all of humankind. I speak on behalf of the quintillion microbes of our planet.

I know that we are speaking to you in a time of great distress. Each of you present here has faced personal tragedies. We convey our deepest condolences...

The Trial

The Trial

Some trace the origin of COVID-19 virus to bats but these creatures of the night are more than virus carriers.

Secret Diary of a Virus

Secret Diary of a Virus

Thanks to the trade and imperial ventures of humans, these disease-causing organisms could cross regional boundaries and spread infection.

Humans are really strange. They love giving awkward names to other living beings. For example, I am called a 'virus'. In Latin, it means poison or poisonous liquid. Well, humans do seem to enjoy giving names carrying negative connotations. My other name, 'pathogen', is not encouraging either. So, what is a pathogen? If you Google it, you will get the following explanation: 'Pathos' is the Greek word for disease and genes means 'born of'.

Mosquito Menace

Mosquito Menace

Mosquitos are truly dangerous. They spread diseases. 

They are reponsible for outbreaks of malaria, dengue, yellow fever and filariasis.

 

 

The Dead-line for Humans

The Dead-line for Humans

Stop behaving like humans. Set a final deadline for our human eradication programme. 

November 14, 2091

November 14, 2091

What kind of world will the younger generations inherit? Piu gets a hint.

What is food?
When Farmlands Become Wastelands

When Farmlands Become Wastelands

In the guise of development, what allows us to be callous with earth's resources? A study conducted by Indian Institute of Soil Science shows that majority of the soil in India is deficient in secondary nutrients, such as sulphur, and micronutrients, such as zinc, boron, iron, copper and manganese. The question then is how nutritious can our food be if it is grown on malnourished land? Many other villages are suffering, like Jaduguda and Kolaghat, because the polluter does not take the responsibility of the waste, burdening locals with unseen consequences...

Weighty Health Issues

Weighty Health Issues

We often hear that health is wealth. But how well is it understood and applied is difficult to ascertain.

This time, we bring to you a story on a nutritional study undertaken by our five GSP (Green Schools Programme) Gold schools, for assessing their students’ health. A few students in the age group of 12–15 volunteered from each school to participate in the study...

Food and Antibiotics

Food and Antibiotics

Microorganisms are extremely important for our survival. They help in decomposing organic waste material, and in nutrient absoprtion by plants and animals.

State of Children's Health