Ashtamudi Lake: The Gateway to Kerala Backwaters

by Goutham Krishna Ashtamudi lake which is called as the gateway to Kerala backwaters is one among the most visited back water lake in the country. It is situated in Kollam district of Southern Kerala with surface area about 61.4 Km square. Kallada river is the major source of water for Ashtamdui lake. The lakeContinue reading “Ashtamudi Lake: The Gateway to Kerala Backwaters”

Chennai’s Water Paradox and the Solution

by Goutham Krishna It’s been a few weeks since Chennai went through another November of Heavy downpour! The average annual rainfall of Chennai city is about 10 times greater than the national average. North-East and South-West monsoons are the major contributing factors to the total rainfall of the city. The city is also blessed with 3Continue reading “Chennai’s Water Paradox and the Solution”

Gem in the River – Ganges River Dolphins

by Arun M. What comes to our mind when we say dolphin? A bunch of dolphins chase a fast-moving boat in an ocean, isn’t it? Are you heard about a Dolphin in a river, this article is about one such. Ganges River Dolphins are not the average everyone known dolphin. These are found only inContinue reading “Gem in the River – Ganges River Dolphins”

வெள்ளம் ஏற்படுவதற்கு இந்த செடிகளும் காரணமா?

by Aswin S தாவரம் என்று அழைக்கப்படும் ஒரு பெரும் உயிரின பிரிவிற்குள் மரம், செடி, கொடி, புற்கள் பேன்ற நிலைத்திணைகள் அனைத்தும் அடங்கும். ஒர் குறிப்பிட்ட இடத்தில் வளரும் தேவையற்ற தாவரங்கள் “களை” அல்லது “களை செடிகள்” என்று அழைக்கப்படும். இவ்வாறு அழைக்கப்படும் களைகள் நாம் பராமரிக்கும் நிலத்தில் மட்டும் அல்ல, நீரிலும் வளரும். நீர் நிலைகளில் வளரும் இவ்வகை தாவரத்தால் சூரியனின் ஒளி அந்நீர் நிளைகளின் உள் நுழைய முடியாமல் தடுக்கப்படுகின்றன. இவ்வாறு ஆபத்துContinue reading “வெள்ளம் ஏற்படுவதற்கு இந்த செடிகளும் காரணமா?”

An environmental account on Rainbows

by Prithvi S. People say, “ Rainbows are the eyes of nature”. When it comes to rainbows, this statement cannot be more accurate. When viewing rainbows from an aesthetic perspective, there is nothing purer and prettier. Nevertheless, rainbows have shaken their roots as a natural phenomenon and are now considered a symbol or a trope.Continue reading “An environmental account on Rainbows”

A Swamp that saves Lives— The Magic of Pichavaram

Where and what are the coordinates? Located in the Cuddalore dist., about 4–5 hours driving distance from Chennai (https://goo.gl/maps/eJWW3U64RjeK4dUu5), the Pichavaram mangrove forest is located between two prominent estuaries, the Vellar estuary in the north and Coleroon estuary in the south. The Vellar-Coleroon estuarine complex forms the Killai backwater and Pichavaram mangroves. Lesser known fact isContinue reading “A Swamp that saves Lives— The Magic of Pichavaram”

The Cost of Leather

by Prithvi S. With the advent of the twenty-first century, it is evident that the population has reached a new peak. Consequently, the demand for products has almost doubled or even tripled in the past decade. Furthermore, it is not even an exaggeration to speculate that the rate at which the demand for various productsContinue reading “The Cost of Leather”