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Another Bhopal Tragedy – Oil spill off the Bombay coast

August 7 morning saw the biggest ever oil spill in India as MCS Chitra collided with MV Khalijia 10 km off the Mumbai coast with the former tilting precariously and leaking oil into the sea. An estimated 500 tonnes of oil spilled into the sea and about 250 containers, some carrying hazardous chemicals and pesticides […]

India faced by constant problems from Pakistan – why don’t we strike back in the same coin

There is no getting around the fact that India faces an undeclared war on it by Pakistan – the concept being that Pakistan will bleed India through a thousand cuts, with no real reaction from the Indian side except for hand-wringing. We indulge in a lot of reactive behavior instead of being proactive; and depend […]

Sentencing public officials for preventing flow of pollutants into a river

Indian rivers are filthy, with frequent reports of how the level of contaminants in the rivers of the country (including the holy rivers) is much (many times) over the levels that are fit for humans to even bathe in, forget drinking. As an example, the Yamuna is now considered to be of the same level […]