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Fighting plastic pollution in Uttarakhand

Did you know about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations every year? Plastic pollution is a worldwide concern and every year it’s growing. From our kitchens to bathrooms, we are filled with plastic products. And it is clogging our oceans, our cities, and our mountains. The microplastics present in […]

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Post COVID-19: Back to grey skies?

Just last year mid December my friend had just arrived from Switzerland. The first thing she said to me was ” Aanchal you must take a trip there. The sky is soo blue and everything looks bright and colourful. The air is soo clean.” I felt bad that why can’t we have the same here. […]

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Save Dehradun's 10000 trees from being cut for an airport expansion

Up to 10,000 trees could be chopped down for the expansion of Uttarakhand’s main airport in Dehradun. The Uttarakhand government has sought the National Wildlife Board’s approval to transfer 243 acres of forest land to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for expanding the Jolly Grant Airport. “The proposal for transferring 243 acres of forest […]

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Uttarakhand forest fires happen every year, why aren't we still prepared?

Amid rumors of fires gulping dense forests of Uttarakhand an even stronger wave of hashtags saying #uttarakhandfires and #prayforuttarakhand are giving the forest officials the jitters. Since people also started posting pictures of Australia Amazon forest fires claiming that they were the Garhwal and Kumaon range which even created a more horrific picture on the […]

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Temporary' Use of Rajaji National Park for Kumbh Mela: Uttarakhand Forest Dept

On one hand, we hold campaigns to protect Tiger,  our National animal and on the other hand, we are willingly destroying their habitat for our own festivities. The Tiger population is as we know a subject of deep concern as their numbers are not drastically increasing. With many poachers spying around we will be no […]

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How to grow your own kitchen garden #SustainableLockdown

When the lockdown was announced, everyone ran to buy groceries and vegetables. It was at that time, we all realized how important the kitchen garden is! You don’t need any major things. Just simple kitchen tools will do. Right now, we have all the time of the world. Why not utilize it and do something […]

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Disappearing Forests of Uttarakhand

Waking up in the morning going for walks seeing trees swaying around with beautiful fresh fragrant air. Air-filled with the essence of all the trees entering our lungs immediately boosting our immunity, giving us a good morning healthy glow. Our parents tell us how life was more organic and healthy when they lived amid nature. […]

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Aanchal Sharma

Aanchal Sharma

Dentist, environmentalist, writer. Editor of a local online news portal, author of comic fictions