Tag: Religion

SnapKey: Environment: 10th April 2019

The grade 8th Environmental studies textbook defines environment as everything in our surroundings whether it is biotic (living components) or abiotic (non-living components like rock, air, water etc.).

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What’s in a name?

It’s a cold morning. The city is slowly awakening from its slumber from the previous night. Very few people are walking on the roads. Of the handful of people, a peculiar sight is that of a man perched up on the city boards. He is painting over the old, rusty name of Allahabad with a dazzling coat of ‘Prayagraj.’

The present political discourse has been flooded with the discussion of renaming Allahabad to Prayagraj. The past few weeks have been spent in trading fire between the opposition and the ruling party over the issue. It has aggravated further as talks of renaming cities like Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad etc. have surfaced in various parts of the country. The issue is definitely not as simple as it looks like.

What’s in a name? What is the purpose of a name? Why is a name so important?

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SnapKey: Focus: 9th November 2018

The Supreme Court put restrictions on bursting of firecrackers this year with a focus on the environment.

On Diwali, I was taking a stroll in my building’s garden. Ideally, the place would be filled with adults talking and laughing with each other. Children running around and bursting firecrackers. Everyone would be socializing and really enjoying themselves.

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