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Beware of the New Danger!

Beware of the New Danger!

Do people really understand climate change and global warming? A few days of unseasonal chill brings back the sceptic in everyone – if the earth is getting hotter then why are we experiencing low temperatures, is a common question. That…

Of Grandparents and Grand Children

When we were young, we spent two months every year with my mother’s parents on a huge farm in a village near Bhopal. We slept in mosquito netted beds in the garden, we shelled peas and roasted green channas, we…

Why We Need To Stop Releasing Balloons

I have always hated kites and plastic straws, for instance, long before I knew how many millions of lives they took. Another phobia of mine is balloons. People who release pigeons and balloons at rallies have my undying hatred because…

Do You Still Think You Are Superior?

*  Do ants stand for election? Yes, and the months long process is almost as brutal as the Indian elections, according to research published in the The American Naturalist. When an Indian Jumping Ant colony’s queen dies, the workers, alerted by the absence of her familiar…

Pesticide Menace: Are Eggs Safe To Eat?

All over Europe eggs have been found to be contaminated by a dangerous pesticide called Fipronil. The eggs originated from poultry farms in Holland. Investigations into the illegal use of Fipronil on poultry farms have led to 180 big poultries…

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