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A little green in Delhi’s growing grey
Delhi claims that it is one of the world's ‘green cosmopolitans’ because of the 20% of green cover it has. However, the fact is that 200 full-grown trees die every year because of storms, water scarcity, disease and old age. A large number of New Delhi's neglected avenue trees are 80-100 years old, planted at the time the British built the capital.
deepika  posted 6 years 2 weeks ago
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The Taj Mahal's poor neighbour
 The Tajganj boasts a heritage walk taking sightseers back in time to the excellence of the Mughal era. History-loving eyes examine this threshold to the mausoleum for its remains from the urban landscape of the Mughal lay.
deepika  posted 6 years 1 month ago
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Six women change Agra's water story
Historically, Agra has had decentralized water systems that were derived from a riverine core and supplemented by numerous lakes, wells and baolis (step wells). The system was a synthesis of geography, excellent Mughal fluvial engineering and an involved citizenry. Unfortunately,  much has been lost over the years.
deepika  posted 6 years 1 month ago
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A school that doesn't teach
Constant giggles, playful pulling of plaits and teasing is common in girls' schools. Though the Baba Aya Singh Riarki College in Gurdaspur is different in many ways, it is filled with similar scenes. This school is an exceptional experiment in education for rural girls of Gurdaspur and Amritsar.
deepika  posted 6 years 1 month ago
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Delhi’s ground water hits rock bottom
Green pastures and meadows, tall trees, lakes, wells and the river…those are my memories of Delhi. It wasn’t too long ago that one woke up early to the sounds of lawns being watered, children running off to school and people walking in the parks. A flurry of activity but quite different from what it is today.
deepika  posted 6 years 6 months ago