By Somali K Chakrabarti China will trap its smog and turn them into diamonds. – World Economic Forum As bizarre as it sounds, this video posted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on their Facebook page claims that China will tackle Beijing’s air pollution problem by turning the carbon from smog particles into a diamonds.… Read More Five long term actions for controlling air pollution in Delhi
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Source ‘No means No,’ the message has been conveyed sharply and clearly in the movie ‘Pink’. Thankfully this time it has caught the fancy of viewers. The theme of gender and consent has often remained ambiguous or has been construed differently by different people, though lately we see that the message is… Read More I am my own Hero
By Somali K Chakrabarti Prejudices, biases and gender inequalities have always existed in our society, and from time to time these come to the fore front. But, when such points are raised by foreigners, there is always a risk that the writer may succumb to temptation of stereotypical or caricaturish portrayal of the characters or… Read More ‘Making Friends with the Crocodile’ by Mick Canning
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Source On a pitch dark night From far, a mechanic spots Speeding buses, disappearing lights. The raging river washes away Chunks of an old river bridge On the highway; He raises an alarm- Next day, the accident, lost lives become a part of the news print. A freak incident – Or… Read More Collapse
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Source A few weeks back I had written a poem on Forest Fire. Here is a following write up by Reshma Gandhi, elaborating upon the impact of the Forest Fire and the related environmental concerns. A fierce forest fire blazed across the state of Uttarakhand in May. Ruthless and punishing it created… Read More Impact of Uttarakhand Forest Fire
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Source The earth cracks with blistering heat, rivers dry, crops wilt; if water is consumed without a thought, we all shall bear the brunt of drought – Life is water, water is life Conserve water before shortage is rife. . © Somali K Chakrabarti
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Source A raging forest fire Since the past few months Burns the green cover In the state of Uttarakhand The worst of its kinds In the recent times Natural or motivated? Several theories transpire – Combustible chir pine trees or The greed of mafia and lobbies- What stoked the fire… Read More Forest Fire
By Somali K Chakrabarti “You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita.“ This is one of the most popular quotes of Swami Vivekananda. A healthy mind resides in healthy body and football or for that matter athletics are good sports to keep oneself fit. Yet, athletics has received very little support… Read More Gail-Indian Speed Star: An initiative to promote athletics
By Somali K Chakrabarti Sun baked grounds Forecast of monsoon abound Hopes soar! .
By Somali K Chakrabarti flurry of fireworks in an old temple premise- doom descends, charred lives .