It was a cold October morning. I did not have to wake up early for school because our school was closed for the winter vacation. The morning was very peaceful and the birds were welcoming a new day with their joyous songs. I woke up and opened my window. The cool breeze entered my room just as I opened my window.
As I glanced out, I saw an old man walking with his stick shivering in the cold. Someone should have helped him. I felt like helping him but I could not. My mom had warned me not to speak to strangers. He did not even have a sweater on him to stay warm. Poor man!...
Wetlands purify water through natural processes where aquatic plants act as bio-filters. Plants absorb phosphates and nitrates from the water and roots help to put back oxygen into the water.
Constructed wetlands are a cost-effective method of treating wastewater and polluted water bodies. These are low cost solutions and can be easily made or replicated.
Water is the essence of life, and we need to adopt practices to save and reuse it
Waste does not exist in nature. It is only humans who create it. In a world of constant upgrades and the latest models, where do our old possessions go?
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...
Ever wondered what our homes are made of?
Space debris or human-made junk in space is increasing at a rapid pace. According to an estimate by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, US, there are more than 10 crore objects in space, ranging from less than 1 cm to 10 cm. Did we think of the junk we would create before leaping into the space age?
Did food shape our history or history shape our diet? What role does climate play in the way we eat today? How did our food habits shape up? Read on to find out.
Kuku jumps from her bed the moment the doorbell rings. Today is her birthday and she is excitedly waiting to meet her friends in the evening. She opens the door and sees a delivery man carrying a big backpack. He smiles at Kuku and hands her a package. Kuku looks at it and screams, “Ma! Nanaji’s gift has arrived!”
We may be a speck in the universe, but the universe is nothing without the sum of the specks.
When Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a chemistry professor at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, invented a technology to use plastic waste in making roads, he did not know how impactful his lab experiment will become...