Even as it is largely predictable to mark the locations of future landslide sites, the unfortunate loss of people and disruption due to landside is still a continuous affair. This clearly suggests that landslide hazards are a major problem that must be resolved.
The best remedy to educate our children in a manner that they value creativity, curiosity, and togetherness, is to foster an environment where they are loved, cared, and educated, regardless of their achievements.
It is well known that it is not easy to achieve a formal education as everyone can’t afford it. It requires resources such as a privileged family background, parenthood, shelter, and health
The work of a mirror for the Earth is usually performed by satellites, which constantly capture the images at various resolutions to map details of a planetary body
That face of our three year old child crying over the body of his grandfather ought to give us sleepless nights but will it haunt Indian people. How is it possible that a wailing child in a conflict zone cannot penetrate your heart and tear it apart?
Unfortunately, it takes a devastating earthquake to research, plan, and implement strategy to counter future potential disasters. This was apparent in most of SE Asia after the deadly event of 2004. In Pakistan, the huge loss of life and property in the 2005 Kashmir earthquake reminded authorities of the urgency to address this issue
This is in response to the reaction of Dr Nazir Ahmad Zargar Sahab to my article on “Tabligh & Covid-19: Where Have We Gone Wrong?” in the Kashmir Observer.
Now, the whole family seems to have discovered a new world. However, the question remains about its sustainability. What after the internet is resumed and lockdown revoked? Will the world be a different place?
Let us start by converting mosques and shrines into quarantine facilities. Let religious groups organise online funding campaigns to stock on ventilators, masks, sanitisers and other healthcare equipment that we will need now and in the coming days.
We know that our health care system is below the standards of even a third world country. We are absolutely not ready for a major medical emergency which may be on its way. So, what are the various options with us to minimise the potential mortalities?