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Hunger Stones

Hunger Stones

In summers this year, some European rivers had dried substantially, causing drought in many parts of the region. It revealed to their surface, some ancient stones with intricate engravings on them. Their markings used to indicate the water-level of these rivers, which served as a common forecasting tool for famines. Such stones were called hunger stones. One such is disclosed at the banks of the Elbe River. Dated to 1616 AD, its rock is etched with a warning in German...

Why Should We Use a Fan with Our ACs?

Why Should We Use a Fan with Our ACs?

Did you know that the humble ceiling fan is the best defense against the sweltering heat that has swept across the country?

When we feel hot our first reaction is to turn the air conditioner on. But a ceiling fan used along with the air conditioner can make the room feel comfortable faster and also help reduce your electricity bill.

Heatwaves Set to Wreak Havoc

Heatwaves Set to Wreak Havoc

Rising temperature has made heatwaves more severe and common.

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This year (2018), even before the summers had begun, the India Meteorological Department warned the districts of Raigad, Ratnagiri and Mumbai in Maharashtra about heatwave-like conditions. Temperatures in these districts are expected to touch 38°C. This is 6°C above the normal temperature for the summer months.

Farmers and daily wage labourers are the worst-hit...

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