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Visitors to Lumbini Mall find the nearby land appropriate for dumping

Had the city authorities imposed stringent fines for public littering, we would have been in a different position today. With solid debris clogging the city’s drains and overflowing our landfills, it’s hard to say what else we can do to eliminate excess waste. The answer had been given long ago, but even now, no one seems to want to consider that option. Solid waste management has proven to be a challenge to bring to Hyderabad. Though trash bins are found almost every 100m in the city, there seems to be more trash in the space between the two... Read→

Starved of Fresh Air 04

Somewhere in the west of  Latin America, the curly haired shepherd boys engrossed in midday frolic have their bodies ‘cleanly’ covered-up by ‘mud’ in the wet, sandy lands… making them look all the more attractive while the sheep sunk happily in the grasses nearby, that were set to graze on. If soaking up in mud seemed frolic there, it’s abhorrence for people, who are forcibly soaked up with the mix of dust and other noxious emissions in the cities here in Hyderabad. Each morning, just as the bright sun ascends up the sky, every street... Read→

Saying no to plastic 01

September 12, 2009 was indeed a day of significance for the youth of Hyderabad. No, it wasn’t for the recently concluded internal examinations or the Ramadan Special Happiness Sale at Hyderabad Central! Nor, was it for the fact that Josh was running to full houses in the very first week of it’s release! Well, no prizes for guessing, the youngsters of the ‘City of Pearls’ had come forward to hosting a ‘No Plastic’ Rally on the occasion of the International ‘No Plastic’ Day on the 12th of September, 2009. (Picture – ‘Do... Read→

Afforestation drive by Jupiter Colony 01

Residents of Jupiter Colony, Trimulgerry, Secunderabad, literally justified the adage ‘Charity begins at home’. On 30th of August, 2009 at 10 am, the residents of Jupiter Colony at Secunderabad had come together for a very noble cause – a Plantation Drive! The Drive was inaugurated at 7:30 am by the elders of the colony, Shri S B Sugunakar Rao garu and Smt S B Indira garu, who planted a Silver Oak each. (Picture – Earth Warriors hold the poster of the 350 International Campaign! Credits: Sayyed) A total of 25 to 30 people, from... Read→

CS plantation at CBIT

To mark the ‘World Green Day’ on 22nd August, there were quite a lot of activities and events carried out in the city but this event, undertaken by ‘Chaitanya Smruthi’ deserves a special mention for reasons galore. It was initiated and executed solely by the students, with no help from the college management. Let alone ‘help’, the Director of CBIT had to be compelled to grant permission for this event to take place. Despite all these impediments, CS (Chaitanya Smruti) – the student body of CBIT supported by the... Read→

Lord Ganesha. Credits:Poets Revenge

A person living in any corner of the world will be able to define India as a melody of  beautifully celebrated festivals. Though disguised as an emerging world power, India prides itself with its ancient religions, customs and civilizations, which compose the country’s symphony of celebrations. One of those colorful festivals celebrated with huge pomp and show, dressing up the land resplendently for all eyes to see is Ganesh Chaturthi, a ceremony held in the honor of the Hindu deity Ganesha. Hyderabad is famous for its effort to please the Lord.... Read→

Huge Ganesha idol being transported. Credit: Enigmatic Euphony

Year after year, Ganesh Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as ‘Vinayaka Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ is celebrated by Hindus around the world. It is observed during the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September). The idols of Lord Ganesha that come in varied shapes and sizes are worshiped during this period. The grandest and most elaborate of them lasts for 10 days, from Bhadrapad Shudh Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi. On the 11th day, the idols are taken through the streets in a procession... Read→

Young Egret

As the modern era of mankind entered into the new millennium, it brought with it not just hate, disbelief, war and criticism but also a ray of hope and patience to find out what lies beyond the numerical superstition. It was a calm and bright morning in Baghlingampally, one of the busiest parts of the city where hundreds of people are seen commuting everyday. The area is a beautiful example of urban lifestyle and undeniably one of the safest parts of the city to live in. It was on this beautiful morning of the year 2000 that Mr.Ravi, the supervisor... Read→

solferino01

Fresh crack of dawn, whispering trees, cool breeze, blooming flowers, humming cuckoos, perching birds and animals, a small drizzle in the evening, happy dusk. Altogether a perfect day. Dreaming??? Not even ‘Perhaps’, you are absolutely dreaming. Mud houses to skyscrapers, calculator to palmtop, carts to cars, technologically, technically, mechanically, manually, industrially, economically, virtually and scientifically we are upgraded. All man made! Missed something…!? YES – Nature. Environment has degraded. Albeit this much... Read→

planet01

The winds change, day after day. The rains come, all sweet and sour. The trees stand still and slothful. The day arrives waiting for the sun to set and gaze upon a slew of gases surrounding us. When slogans such as ‘CO2? Kick the habit!’ were surmounted last year, ‘Unite to combat climate change’ was the official theme chosen for the World Environment Day 2009, celebrated all over the world. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) chose every possible trail to give the locals an insight into the threatening... Read→

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