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Clouds in the windy sky ( Mindfulness Day )
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September 12, 2022September 12, 2022

Clouds in the windy sky ( Mindfulness Day )

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well.” These famous words, by Thich Nhat Hanh, encompass one of the most important effects of mindfulness. The Vietnamese Monk hailed as the father of Mindfulness explains the effects of practicing mindfulness....

Big step for ISRO, Giant leap for India: SSLV Launch
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August 14, 2022August 14, 2022

Big step for ISRO, Giant leap for India: SSLV Launch

When the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was established by the Indian government in 1962, India decided to enter space. The INCOSPAR organization established the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) near Thiruvananthapuram for upper atmospheric research under the leadership of the brilliant Dr Vikram Sarabhai. The former INCOSPAR was replaced by the...

Extra Terrestrials: How and Where to Find Them
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August 12, 2022August 14, 2022

Extra Terrestrials: How and Where to Find Them

Man has always been fascinated by space. We have gone from worshipping the moon to walking on it; we have gone from observing mars to sending rovers there; we have overcome gravity through rockets. Who knows what will happen next? A few weeks back, I had an encounter with ETs. Yes, Extra-Terrestrials, and quite a...

On Fruits Going Extinct: O ye Gods! How I shall Dine
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August 8, 2022August 8, 2022

On Fruits Going Extinct: O ye Gods! How I shall Dine

Increased temperatures of the planet are causing climate change, and as we have discussed in various blogs previously, climate change has devastating effects on life on Earth. From Animals and plants losing habitat to entire species of fruits, plants, and animals facing the threat of extinction, the consequences of human action are far-reaching. These changes...

International Tiger Day
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July 29, 2022July 29, 2022

International Tiger Day

Tigers are the biggest felines on the planet. An Apex Predator, these solitary but social creatures have lost 93% of their historic population due to habitat fragmentation, hunting, and loss of habitat, and have been placed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, also commonly known as the IUCN...

Plastic-Free July
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July 25, 2022July 25, 2022

Plastic-Free July

Recycling is a very well-known and popular concept. Almost everyone on the face of this planet has either heard or read about recycling throughout their lifetime. Despite that, approximately 12.7 million tonnes of plastic annually enter the oceans. In India, approximately 3 kgs of plastic are used by a single person every year, which adds...

Cloud Spotting 101
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July 12, 2022July 12, 2022

Cloud Spotting 101

A cloud is a visible mass of tiny liquid droplets, ice crystals, or other particles suspended in the atmosphere of a planetary body or similar space. These droplets and crystals could be made of water or a variety of different substances. With the monsoons right around the corner, let us see what we can tell...

International Mud Month
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June 29, 2022June 29, 2022

International Mud Month

In 2009, several students from Bold Park Community School teamed up with the boys of Nepal’s Panchkhal orphanage to honour the visceral and primitive bond we all have with the Earth and the natural world. Bold Park took advantage of the chance to raise donations for Nepal’s less-fortunate children. Since that eventful beginning, schools, families,...