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November 20, 2013 | Come out and claim the road

Very concerned to know about the mishappening.
We met in the Netherlands during event organized by WASTE.
Take care and have a speedy recovery
REGARDS AND BEST WISHES
REHAN AHMED

By REHAN
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November 20, 2013 | Vanishing islands of Bangladesh

Good article -- we need such articles to counter misleading reports on sea level rise and disappearance of islands in oceans.

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

By Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
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November 20, 2013 | Come out and claim the road

Dear Sunitaji, I was shocked to learn from newspaper reports about your accident, but was confident that you will get the best medical attention and recover soon. Recover soon you will, as you have the fighting spirit. One thing I was sure of when I read the news of your accident - that now we have a good chance in this city, and also in the country, to have safe space for cyclists and pedestrians on city roads. The British planned the city well with cycle tracks and pavements, but we have allowed cars to occupy the cycle tracks and allowed all kinds of activities and rubbish to occupy pavements. Where would the cyclists and pedestrians go - except on to the dangerous roads of Delhi. These are issues the answers to which are complex and involves a whole lot of institutions and actors, not the least of which are the people themselves. I do hope that collectively we will be able to fight for the right to cycle and walk safely. Wish you a speedy recovery. Usha

By Usha Raghupathi
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Very informative article. This is again a proof of how political instability and lack of consensus have severe impact on the environment. We always get to hear only our side of story in our media which is always biased. The issue of illegal fishing by both sides needs to be highlighted instead of just blaming the Sri Lanka navy. The decision of Indian pm not to attend the commonwealth summit sends a very wrong signal. We need to engage with Sri Lanka to resolve all issues rather than staying away from it because of political sentiments.

By Anonymous
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The article is well grafted as a whole but lacks information on Indian fishers which is much needed to solve the dispute.

Thanks for mentioning Indian fishers instead of Tamil fishers.

From the article I think that Indian government is not concerning about the marine environment and it is high-time to do it and educate the fishers all over the country regarding the innovative and proper ways of fishing ( which will be difficult but no other go)

The fishers are basically illiterate (mostly) and practising conventional ways of fishing and using nets that are cheap and available. so govt should take the initiative either by supplying or promoting the proper acceptable nets or by installing restrictions by banning the improper nets and monitoring it. This will help us to conserve the country's fishing bed and fish wastage.

Srilankan govt allows chinese company to fish in this economic zone and I think this is the major concern for the srilankan govt rather than Indian fishers.

I had a visit to my native place tuiticorin where I spoke to fishers (although not affected much by the dispute) they told me that there is no clear demarcation of the International boundaries. It is imperative for the coastal guard to alert the Indian fishers regarding the boundaries this will solve major part of the dispute.

Regarding the species destruction, there are many fisheries institutes in India, I dont know where those graduates go ( same case in the agri graduates) . It is their job to prevent this as they know the biology and breeding time of the fishes they should alert the fishers about it and enable the fishers to do fishing smarter. The food chain is meant to utilize the resources and not to destroy it.

By Anonymous
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November 19, 2013 | Come out and claim the road

Madam,
Wishing you a speedy total recovery

Dr Ram
Head ( Climate Change Development)

By Dr Ram
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I absolutely forbid them from wasting my tax money

By Anonymous
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November 19, 2013 | Come out and claim the road

Hi Sunita Ma'am,

I'm sorry to hear about the tragedy. I pray and wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

Everyone wishes to become your dream come true. Person like you can change it as you have already done several things in the past. We shall support you and your endeavour to change the road culture. To me it is not only the politicians who has to change but also each and every citizens should have self responsibility on driving ethics, respecting the pedestrians and cyclists. Leave alone, European or American countries, which has got separate lanes for pedestrians and cyclists but even a busy Tehran (Iran) roads have got not only separate lanes for pedestrians but also I've seen an open channel on both sides of the urban road wherein the clean water is flowing 24x7 and the trees are planted on the channels. The water is being served both for trees as well as the sound of the running water is one of the most mesmerizing thing I ever heard in an Urban Environment.

I think our problem is mainly because of too many Population. Unless we control that it would be difficult to make your dream coming true.

By Sivaram Kumar
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November 19, 2013 | Come out and claim the road

You are extremely lucky that you have survived, had it been anybody else, the person would have been dead long back. Best of luck to you and wish you complete recovery.
We are living in a world of contradictions that to expect anything sane is day dreaming. When growth is measured by number of cars and the cars will need space and fuel leading to eating up the space for cycles and pedestrians and also contributing to loss in air quality.
Even if by some magic hydrogen appears as fuel in near future, where we will get space.

The issue is change in life style and living with minimum, unless that happens, I am afraid we have to live with it.

By Nikhil Kumar
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November 19, 2013 | Come out and claim the road

You are extremely lucky that you have survived, had it been anybody else, the person would have been dead long back. Best of luck to you and wish you complete recovery.
We are living in a world of contradictions that to expect anything sane is day dreaming. When growth is measured by number of cars and the cars will need space and fuel leading to eating up the space for cycles and pedestrians and also contributing to loss in air quality.
Even if by some magic hydrogen appears as fuel in near future, where we will get space.

The issue is change in life style and living with minimum, unless that happens, I am afraid we have to live with it.

By Nikhil Kumar
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