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Burst Water Bubble
From a Water Maniac’s Diary

From a Water Maniac’s Diary

A Freedom Pledge on water—a promise to conserve every drop for our present, before we even reach the future.

The Matkas of Tikli!

The Matkas of Tikli!

Chintu and Chinki were excited to go out for their summer vacations. They were bored of staying at home all through the lockdown. Since their grandparents lived nearby, they had planned to visit their village Tikli. Chintu and Chinki had done all their packing and rode off with their Mom and Dad to the village. As they came close to Tikli, they saw some women carrying pots of water on their heads, walking on the roadside...

Boy collecting Rain in Umbrella
Let's Be Water-Wise

Let's Be Water-Wise

While there is no escape from washing hands regularly, we can definitely be more mindful of the way we use water and avoid its wastage.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on hygiene practices, the simple act of hand washing using a soap and water, is one of the most effective tools to protect us from getting infected by the coronavirus. Practices such as washing hands before and after eating or using the toilet, maintaining one-arm distance when around others and...

Chennai Distress: Ready… Steady… Fight for Survival
Drain Water Harvesting
Water Conservation vs Carry Water by Train, Which is Better?

Water Conservation vs Carry Water by Train, Which is Better?

Carrying water by trains could be an emergency measure. Chennai has a strong tradition of water harvesting. But the problem is that most of these structures are either defunct or poorly maintained. Chennai which had 19 major lakes covering an area of 1130 hectares. But these waterbodies have been heavily encroached upon reducing their spread to just about 645 hectares. Its time that we understand the importance of water harvesting.

Nullahs That Were Once Rivers…

Nullahs That Were Once Rivers…

The coastal state of Maharashtra has three major rivers and several lakes, making it one of the few states in India having a vast water bank. However, most of its water bodies, including the Godavari, Krishna and Tapti rivers, are so polluted that they look like nullahs or drains. Heard about the Jayanthi and Gomati nullahs of Kolhapur? Well, according to water conservationist Rajendra Singh, they were once a water source but today we call them nullahs.

The Holy Gangajal!
A River Soap Opera

A River Soap Opera

Froth belongs inside our washing machines. So, what is it doing there on the surface of our water bodies?

Water molecules prefer their own company, so they tend to stick together in drops. We call it surface tension. To make water wash better, we have to reduce its surface tension. The surfactants, that is, the surface active agents in detergents do the job.

Jab We Met: The Han Meets the Yamuna River…

Jab We Met: The Han Meets the Yamuna River…

The Han meets the Yamuna river and tells her how even she can flow and flourish in peace.

Han smiled and hugged Yamuna. For a moment, Yamuna forgot the toxic filled surrounding she lived in. Yamuna lowered her eyes and began opening up to Han. “Look where I live Han. I cannot breathe; move my arms or even my feet. Every day, the drains add more filth into the river and the people of the city for whom I travel from so far, do not even throw a glance at me. For them, I am a stinky black drain.”