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A free-flowing Yamuna is critical to the Taj's future

Mumbai, Dec. 6 -- A"teardrop on the cheek of time" is how Rabindranath Tagore described the Taj Mahal. For some, "teardrop" represents the tragedy that befell Shah Jahan as he spent his last days in c... Read More


How science can help us prepare for disasters

Mumbai, Nov. 7 -- There seem to be an increase in frequency of natural disasters in recent times. We hear about cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods and landslides much more often. Look a... Read More


Promote ecotourism, but with required safeguards

Mumbai, Oct. 9 -- My recent travel to the highlands of Kerala for a geophysical survey of the landslide-affected regions in the outskirts of Munnar alerted me of the impending dangers of overtourism. ... Read More


Post-floods, Kerala must opt for sustainable growth

Mumbai, Sept. 25 -- In 1996, I had visited Mt. St. Helens (Washington, US) and the nearby National Volcanic Monument. The museum there showcases the aftermath of the volcanic explosion in May 1980, mo... Read More