Neeraj Kumar Pandey

Saving ecology is saving life

GUEST COLUMN Human civilisation dependent on ecology Each year the world environmental day comes as a reminder of how profoundly the human civilisation is dependent on its ecology. Although every year the unique themes fixed by UN focus on various global environmental concerns, the theme for 2019 namely ‘Air Pollution’ holds an exceptionally special relevance. The last couple of...

Increasing Traffic Woes in Dehradun

Guest Column Gone are the days when Dehradun held the pristine charm of being one of the most verdant and serene hill towns in India. Fast forward to 2019 and pedestrians are seen struggling to walk on the roads which are perpetually jammed due to vehicular overload. Since becoming the provisional Capital city of Uttarakhand in 2000, Dehradun has...

Insight into the Burgeoning Migration Menace

GUEST-COLUMN       Neeraj Kumar Pande   Historically, migration has been an all pervasive phenomenon that has occurred parallely in all urbanising societies across the world. Indian society gradually drifted economically as well as socially towards a post-liberalisation and industrialisation era. The archaic social institutions like joint family, collective asset generation and female exclusion from economic activity outside...

Increasing vulnerability of our wildlife heritage

Guest-Column         Neeraj Kumar Pande Wildlife tourism has always been an integral element of the travel industry of almost all the countries whether developed or developing ones. The richness of the natural heritage of any destination is defined by the variety and uniqueness of flora and fauna which it is bestowed with. Indian wildlife tourism has...

THE IMPENDING WATER DEPLETION CRISIS

GUEST COLUMN Thursday, 30 August 2018 | Neeraj Kumar Pande | Dehradun– We live in a world where climatic changes due to rising global pollution, deforestation and other factors are affecting the developed and ‘third world’ countries alike. The recent forest fires in the USA and the unprecedented temperature rise in several countries of Europe, is testimony to the vulnerability of even...

A VOICE AGAINST ECOLOGICAL MUTILATION

Thursday, 19 July 2018 | Neeraj Kumar Pande | Dehradun– The Government’s resolution of axing down thousands of trees in Delhi came at a juncture where most residents already had cold feet in anticipation of the impending smoggy and incommodious winter. Similar is the scenario in Dehadun, the eco-sensitive provisional capital of Uttarakhand, where several magnificent trees have been razed to the...

TECHNOLOGY MIRED CHILDHOOD OF THE PRESENT

Monday, 02 July 2018 | Neeraj Kumar Pande | Dehradun– Cell phones bonging incessantly, news anchors deliberating at a deafening pitch and the clamour of cutlery- this by no means is a situational depiction but a demonstration of routine evenings in the majority of our homes. As technology is surpassing its own feats every other day, by throwing up the most snazzy...

AN EXPRESSION ON THE RAMPANT CHILD ABUSE IN INDIA

Our culture has been rather fixated over equating increasing age with a higher degree of wisdom. So much so that we discount intelligence, creativity and all other parameters of success in the face of this socially exalted parameter called ‘experience’. For generations we have been socialised into associating higher age with a sense of veneration. Children are spoon fed...

GUEST COLUMN: ALIENATE PLASTIC THIS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Like each year the impending world environment day on 2018 is being awaited with fervor and gusto among nongovernmental organizations, governments, and communities across the globe. With this year’s theme being completely in sync with the most severe environmental challenge of plastic pollution, an unparalleled number of people in the developing societies have been mobilized into this modern-day crusade...

Surging Instances of Molestation: A Sociological Perspective

Like every time, the last bone-chilling violation and killing of a young girl eventually got mired in political controversies. While for the world community it is hard to metabolize the brutishness of the perpetrators of the crime, those in the business of power continue to pass the buck onto one another. Then there is the community of pseudo-activists across...