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July 8, 2013 | Clearance rush

It's scary - with the number of months left in power, the present Govt's short sight continues to get shorter and seems to be able to see only short term gains. It is capable of wreaking for greater long-term havoc in the remaining months than Nature is accused of doing.

By Swarna
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I had also read your article in the magazine Down to earth on kumbh mela in Allahabad that was also very relevant albeit shocking.

By Vijay deep
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Excellent article from Soma Basu. Can I have some more snaps of the devastation that took place in U'khand since you were camping in there for 7 to 8 days.

Thanks

By Vijay deep
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July 8, 2013 | A window to well-being

Excellent article.

Nothing to beat natural ventilation. After the Divi Taluq devastating Cyclone in Andhra Pradesh,shelter houses were constructed and given free to the displaced. They have poor ventilation. Many did not occupy these box type houses. On the other hand the workers used to sleep in open and under the trees in the afternoon. Man prefers to live in harmony with nature.
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

By Dr.A.Jagadeesh
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July 8, 2013 | The light bulb moment

Excellent article. Lighting accounts for considerable energy in the energy mix. LEDs are the ultimate in saving energy in lighting.
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

By Dr.A.Jagadeesh
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The word tsunami is misnomer in the present context. You can predict the time that the wave travels from the Earthquake centre to the point on the coast. Accordingly you can evacuate people to safer places. You can not save property or damage. In the case of present Himalayan damage, it was a sudden impact and agencies have not taken any precautionary measures. Himalayan tragedy was a human created disaster, which will repeat every year in coming years as fragile ecology was disturbed beyond restoration. Tsunami is a result of natures fury and nothing to do with human action.

Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy

By Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy
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Think again about before advocacy of a dangerously shortsighted policy that will bereft Bangladesh population of more of its legitimate water share, cause an outwards flux of its residents unable to feed themselves, inflame anti-India sentiments to a new level and pave the way to radicalism. Is your water worth all these geo-political headaches ?

By Saleh Tanveer
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Nothing to look or nothing to change, only need to change indian politicians.

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July 8, 2013 | Green Buildings

Kudos to great Indian traditional architecture that was already sustainable much earlier to the new learning adopted by west.

By Rakesh Bhat
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July 8, 2013 | Heaven's rage

Not able to understand how the governments could be so careless in training it's people in disaster management. Why did they not prepare well for such casualties especially when a few smaller ones have happened in last two years? Is NDMA's duty only issuing guidelines? Has NDMA escalated the matter anytime to PM when it found states have been careless on this? And wasn't much more that meteorological department would have done (though it seems its the only organisation that doe done job well, before the disaster)? The whole episode seems to reflect the recklessness of the people and systems. It's time we all take our job seriously, pretty damn seriously.

By Vasu M Deshpande
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