Tag: Nature

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  • Civilisation & Nature

    Civilisation & Nature

    It is not possible to shed the veneers of civilization, or go back to a pagan age in a time-machine; but if mankind consciously tries to weave Nature into the fabric of mechanised existence, he will be more at peace with himself

    January 7, 2019
  • Nature & human demand

    Nature & human demand

    All of us are dependent on nature for our sustenance ~ food, shelter as well as recreation or amusement. Certain needs are natural and biological, and some are socially acquired and artificial. The phenomenal advancement of science and technology has fulfilled a large measure of human needs; it has also generated new needs and improved …

    June 12, 2018
  • If we exhaust all the greens, what will be left for coming generations? This video explains

    If we exhaust all the greens, what will be left for coming generations? This video explains

    The discourse of resource sharing and its optimum utilisation, equal distribution of natural wealth has been centered around political writings and speeches.

    June 10, 2018
  • Here’s the secret to appear cool

    Here’s the secret to appear cool

    Want to appear more cool to others? Try smiling instead of showing an inexpressive attitude.

    April 16, 2018
  • Nature’s toll

    Nature’s toll

    Nature can appear to be cruel as it has its own way of dealing with population control. Conversely, there are numerous instances, where without a predator, some seemingly harmless animals can become a menace. This is particularly true of those places where humans introduced an animal for food, sport or as a pet. Take, for …

    March 11, 2018
  • Understanding the beauty of nature

    Understanding the beauty of nature

    ‘Sincerity and honesty towards your medium as well as towards yourself is the key to success” said Madhu Sarkar, founder of National Academy of Photography in Kolkata, where he conducts workshop on photography courses. The wide range of photography involves natural scenes and textures such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups that also include capturing …

    February 16, 2018
  • Why do people get aggressive after drinking?

    Why do people get aggressive after drinking?

    Do you tend to get aggressive just after a peg or two? It is because certain areas in the brain that temper aggression shuts off.

    February 15, 2018
  • Stress on respecting nature

    Stress on respecting nature

    Zakir Husain Delhi College organised the 11th Delhi College lecture on Friday. Renowned environmentalist and documentary filmmaker and a chronicler of trees in Delhi, Pradip Krishen, delivered the lecture “Letting in the Jungle”. In his talk, Krishen narrated two journeys to jungles with two generations, highlighting the natural landscape of Nagore and Jodhpur. He described …

    February 2, 2018
  • World Photography Day | Capturing the right moment; five types of photography for beginners

    World Photography Day | Capturing the right moment; five types of photography for beginners

    You need to understand f-stops, ISOs, exposure, focus modes, white balance, light, composition, focal length and how different lenses affect your images, posing for portraits, how to communicate your voice to the world through your images. It is all about the right angle, correct lighting and great lens.

    January 13, 2018
  • Simple beauty

    Simple beauty

    The essence of Hemawathy Guha's works lies in her imagination and ingenuity in transforming her simple, basic ingredients into works of exceptional beauty.

    December 20, 2017
  • Anesthetics could affect plants too

    Anesthetics could affect plants too

    Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future. Anesthetics were first used in the 19th century when it was discovered that inhaling ether gas stopped patients feeling pain during surgery. Since then many different chemicals were …

    December 12, 2017
  • Dewdrops of a moment

    Dewdrops of a moment

    A self-taught artist, Ruchi Singhal has honed her craft towards seeking to coin her own visual vocabulary. A review of Mapping Nature's Notes.

    November 2, 2017
  • Promoting conservation through eco-tourism

    Promoting conservation through eco-tourism

    With the environmental brigade taking up cudgels to conserve nature and the state governments in the eastern region of India offering topmost priority to develop eco-tourist hubs, eco-tourism is the call of today’s world. To begin with, Odisha has the largest land area under forest cover and there is a wide spectrum of eco-tourist destinations. …

    October 27, 2017
  • In the heart of wilderness

    In the heart of wilderness

    Sawai Madhopur is one of the most visited tourist destinations of Rajasthan. The place has many delights to offer besides the well known tiger reserve. Rich in history and legends, the place is gateway to the world famous Ranthambore National Park. A significant geological feature within the park is the great boundary fault where Vindhyas …

    October 22, 2017
  • Indira and the bounty of nature

    Indira and the bounty of nature

    Jairam Ramesh states he did not “set out to assess or judge Indira Gandhi” but in the process of depicting the former prime minister’s love for nature and the environment, he has produced a superb book. He has told us all we need to know — and considerably more — about Indira Gandhi’s interest since …

    September 24, 2017
  • Take three steps closer to nature

    Take three steps closer to nature

    Try taking little tender steps. A walk in the woods or in the rain will make you wiser.

    September 19, 2017
  • An American Gandhi

    An American Gandhi

    As I reflect on the life of Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) in the month of his 200th birth anniversary, I am overcome by the realization how distant his time is to ours, and yet how close, familiar and intimate his spirit is to us now, especially in India. I read his diaries ~ to be …

    July 15, 2017