Nine factors that caused flash floods in Uttarakhand


Someone has rightly said, “The Ganga in the upper reaches has been made an engineer’s playground.”

Let’s look at some data and hard facts (as curated) that caused this disaster:

(1)   Unplanned development is destroying the ecology of the mountains

None of the environmental laws are implemented in ecologically fragile areas in India and the development is going unabated.

A total of 427 dams are planned to be built on rivers. Among these, there are roughly 70 projects built or proposed on the Ganga, all to generate some 10,000 MW of power. This construction has affected 80% of the Bhagirathi and 65% of the Alaknanda.



Fit people don’t go to gym. Know their Strength Secret

There is a better alternative for you than gym

India has witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of youths going to gyms and health clubs. Well, it is a good thing that they want to keep their body fit and healthy. But, even after spending hundreds and thousands of money every year on gyms and health clubs, are we truly gaining anything out of this habit? Is gymming really its worth? Isn’t it a huge waste of time? Let’s explore this further.


Why ‘environment conservation’ is not in the election manifesto of political parties?

Healthy Tree - Happy Nature-Action Wanted

“Something given FREE is not valued.”

I think that could be the reason why we do not care that much for the free oxygen that we are getting from Mother Nature every day. Going by this attitude, the day is not far when More

How long our body can withstand this multi-pronged attack?

Attack on Our Body-Action Wanted

We all have to accept this harsh reality that our body cannot withstand this multi-pronged attack. Read this article to know more about this deadly attack that is fast eating away humans. Also get to know the More

Why should not public banks be privatized?

Long Que in a Bank-Action Wanted

Is it a bank or a ration shop?

In this 5-part series, I will present some facts on the quality of services offered by employees working in various government-owned institutions or public sector enterprises. I will cover the following 5 sectors, namely More

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