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If you belong to the tribe that cringes at La Tomatina, that annual festival in Spain when colossal quantities of tomatoes are flung around and squashed just for the fun of it, then read on. You will have felt some horror seeing those images of waste -- crowds laughing and flailing about in lakes of puree, their bodies drenched in blood-red paste that could have gone into tons of curry.The desi version of wasted tomatoes is far less fun and mostly tragedy.
How have we allowed air pollution to increase to a level where it puts public health and life at grave risk? The authorities are not treating it as a public health emergency like they should be, and little is being done to empower and protect people and deal with this situation. Maybe it's because air pollution does not kill people or destroy buildings in an instant, unlike natural disasters. It slowly creeps into our body through our lungs as a silent killer and causes damage in the long run.
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By Mayank Chawla What a say it was! Masks, pollution, air quality, pm 2.5 were the buzz words for Greenpeace's clean air activity recently. The campaign was recently launched with the idea of gettin...
After the Ministry of Home Affairs conducted its "crackdown" on Greenpeace and suspended our FCRA license, one question kept coming back to me -- why is this government at war with Greenpeace India?
Because you don't need to spend money on expensive smokes. Just walk on any road in Delhi, and your lungs will be tortured equally.