Browsing: Ecology

This section is a window to the happenings and challenges that Jammu and Kashmir’s fragile ecology faces. It tackles water bodies, forests, flora and fauna, wild life, weather and impact of developmental activities on mother nature.

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A Flailing Society

A civilized society is born out of care for the environment, a sense of duty and belongingness to the places…

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Dumping Woes

The debate around Achan dumping site misses one important element: security of kids living in the neighbourhood from canine dogs.…

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Cementing Livelihood

With concrete replacing traditional ways of demarcating farmlands a huge chunk of land is left useless across Kashmir. The trend…

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Stinking Beauty

Famous health resort Gulmarg which is known for its vast meadows and wild flower beds is facing existential threat as…

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Unpopular Poplars

With experts issuing sustained warnings over the health hazards created by Russian Poplars or Rusi Frass in summers, there seems…

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Unplumbed Treasure

Having studied springs in Kashmir for over a decade, a researcher at University of Kashmir has found that not only…

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Erasing Past

The discovery of a fossil-rich site at Guryul Khonmoh by a British geoscientist in late 19th century initiated studies that…

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Messy Millions

As crores of rupees flow into the sleepy Letpora hamlet, a dangerous consumerism has set in among the villagers, replacing…

Ecology Thajiwas-Photo:Bilal Bahadur
The Vanishing Thajiwas

The environmental concerns are mostly focused around the twin tracks leading to the Amarnath cave in Kashmir. But few people…

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J&K’s Yatra Network

Highly successful yatra to Vaishno Devi shrine and the controversial trek to Amarnath cave are not the only two ‘faith’…

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A ROAD TO THE CAVE?

As the Supreme Court is seeking improved and dignified basic facilities for the summer Hindu pilgrimage to Amarnath without compromising…

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Clash of cultures

As caravans of pilgrims on way to Amarnath cave shrine pass through the quaint villages of Pahalgam, the quiet and…

Cover Story Myriad Tents rested in Amarnath
Serving the faith

The conduct of the Amarnath pilgrimage is a garguntaun task every year. A huge number of government employees from almost…

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Winds of Change

Unfamiliar weather conditions in Kashmir may be a consequence of climate change. Apart from forcing permanent changes in land use,…