November 10, 2020
An effective training program is one of the most significant steps you can take to prevent sexual harassment. sakshi ngo helps to creating awareness of
Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Work Place by organising gender trainings, workshops, study circles, campaigns and consultations with key constituents
June 12, 2020
Around the Zoom meetings and exclusive World Environment Day videos, these are two videos that struck me as extremely relevant for today's world.
The first one is a Hawaiian trained environmentalist(born in India)evoking Mahatma Gandhi to urge people to reamin linkedin and connected to start a people's movement towards climate action. Individual actions gain momentum when they become organized. Here
is the link
The second one is a talk by a young musician who has pledged to use his musical talents towatds environment and nature only. In December, 2019 he was talking to a small crowd in New Delhi, when he "predicted" with conviction that nature will take revenge
and treat us the same way we are treating her. "Vasudeva Kutumbakam" is talked about everyehere, but many understand it as unity of the human species only. Do we need to expand our views? Listen to his talk-20 minute long talk. It is worth listening till
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May 07, 2020
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and history epicentre of records and art. Even before the inspiration of Jaipur City – the export of
hand block printed fabric textile merchandise was done from this region.
Now, we at Srishti Textile create and supply the best nice printed running or material from the metropolis for all our Clients. Also, the affection and trust of this two-decade adventure of my circle of relatives have made those roots strong.
We are here to understand your want and craft your requirements.
For setting a custom order with us you need to provide specific designs and colour mixtures to us – Not necessary in physical combination however Drawings will do good. Also if you need we have a crew of designers to help you to carve your imaginations and
make them a reality.
September 30, 2019
Rains in September are crossing earlier monsoon levels in most parts of India. While the rains cause havoc in cities with poor storm water drains, rains are rejuvenating forest systems and green ecosystems.
During the monsoon season, it is fascinating to observe nature's reaction to the rain. Mushrooms and fungi spring out from various locations and they surprise as well as arise your curiosity.
Knowing when to look is also important. Mushrooms are not formed until temperature and moisture conditions are right for them. Look out a few days after monsoon rains and you will find small mushrooms sprouting in the lawns.
Mushrooms and other fungi grow almost everywhere, on every natural material imaginable. Some fungi grow only in association with certain trees. Others grow on large logs. Mushrooms are also found in soil, on decomposing leaves, and in dung, mulch and compost.
Mushrooms are fungi. Fungi are as uniquely different from plants as plants are from animals. In fact, fungi and animals are now in the same super-kingdom, Opisthokonta.
Many mushrooms grow towards light, following the sun just like plant. Unlike with plants, scientists do not yet know how mushrooms use sunlight; only that they do.
Fungi recycle plants after they die and transform them into rich soil. If not for mushrooms and fungi, the Earth would be buried in several feet of debris and life on the planet would soon disappear. Some of the oldest living mushroom colonies are fairy rings
growing around the famous Stonehenge ruins in England. The rings are so large that they can best be seen from airplanes. Under the right conditions, some mushrooms' spores can sit dormant for decades or even a century, and still grow!
The spores of mushrooms are made of chitin, the hardest naturally-made substance on Earth. Some scientists suspect that mushroom spores are capable of space travel; a few even believe that some fungi found on Earth originally came from outer space!
Dried mushrooms are good props for 'Ikebana' lovers. This Japanese art of flower arrangement is particular about staying true to nature by using dried leaves, flowers and mushrooms as props with fresh flowers to make a statement.
Mushrooms are useful not only as food and medicine; some are also being used in bioremediation, to absorb and digest dangerous substances like oil, pesticides and industrial waste, in places where they threaten the environment.
The world of fungi holds many secrets yet to be discovered.
June 03, 2017
‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
January 23, 2016
Exhibition of Ikebana by Ohara school from Gurgaon
Ohara School emphasizes seasonal qualities, natural growth processes, and the beauty of natural environments.
Ohara school of Ikebana specialises in bringing nature scenes to homes. With most people in urban areas living in multi -story flats with limited living space, it is all but easy to forget the beauty and happiness that natural landscapes provide.
Learning Ikebana or flower arrangement where only real flowers and drift wood, seeds etc are used is a release for the creative aspirations of many a housewife. Collecting the materials which bring in harmony, which express the beauty of colors and arranging
them as per the requirements of Ikebana is an art as is seen from the many arrangements pictured here.
Materials are arranged as if they are piled up in low flat containers with a wide surface area of water. It includes the Color Scheme Moribana, which expresses beauty of color, and the Landscape Moribana, in which the beauty of natural scenery is represented.
This is a technique to express the beauty of scenery using limited materials, and arranging methods prescribed for these materials while observing their natural growth. This is a type of arrangement in which natural landscapes are represented in the limited
space of flower containers.
This is a technique to express scenic beauty by understanding the natural growth, environment, and the seasonal aspect of the material, and by mixing in the subjectivity and impressions of the arranger.
November 22, 2013
Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction
Centre “ where I am working andhave to collect the data and if at this time the Government of Jammu andKashmir will cooperate than I will meet the ends of success. We must note itthat
in future we will have clothes, homes but the food and medicine s will beshort as such shortage has to fulfill. We are living under the open sky that isright but living without food and medicine is IMPOSSIABLE.
The JK Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
"Ginkgo House" Aziz Abad, Nambalbal, Pampore PPR JK 192121
November 11, 2013
Losing Habitat of Migratory Birds : Mote Majra
Mote Majra is a small village near Mohali which boasts of having a rich fauna and flora too especially a great variety of birds. Last week there
was a photograph with a caption
“ Winged Guests Are Here; Migratory Birds At Mote Majra in Mohali” by Vicky Gharu in The Tribune. These migratory birds are not here for the entire
winter but for a halt on their great migratory leap. So we planned to visit the visitors this weekend. To our utter surprise we could not locate even a single out of the flock despite waiting patiently for a long time. Yes there were some other birds of course
like the common kingfisher, red wattle lapwing, Intermediate egret; Black winged Kite,Crow Pheasants and cormorants.
After a long wait we finally approached a local villager who told us that a person has hired the local pond on a contract for fishing and has put
some people to work for him to put a net all over the pond so that the migratory birds are unable to catch the fish. This labour has been hired for an amount of 30000/. Now with no food on arrival, the migratory birds have no option but to carry on their migration
path ahead. It’s really disheartening to see such human interference.
Water Bodies are providing the habitat to the local and migratory bird species and playing key role in maintaining the balance in natural environmental
parameters. The human activities and interference are destroying the natural water bodies' characteristics thereby depriving the migratory birds of their natural habitat
at many places. There is a need to study such aquatic ecosystems for understanding the gravity of environmental problems and to find solutions to improve the habitat of migratory birds which directly help
in protecting the bird species. The governments of such places should come forward to save the natural environment.
July 19, 2012
Western Ghats, the ancient mountain range in the southern India which is older than Himalayas is a new entrant to the league of Word Heritage sites for its rich biodiversity. However, new studies show that incidence of foreign type of organisms in these
riverine environments is a main hazard for this World Heritage site. These non-native organisms introduced in the rivers of Western Ghats for agricultural purposes or as biological controllers, are gradually wiping away organisms found in these rivers, according
to certain research outcomes.
Plants like Eichhornia crassipes and
Pistia stratiotes serve as good examples of alien plants in these rivers. Similarly,
Salvinia molesta, Hydrilla and
Ipomea fistulosa were first introduced as ornamental plants in aquariums but later became major weeds in these rivers. They cover the water surface, often increasing the rate of sedimentation. They also hinder the daylight which is essential for the
underwater plants for photosynthesis. Mikania macarantha, is a similar plant now
threatening biodiversity in the area. It forms a thick layer over the river surface and the connected riparian forest, blocking the sunlight.
Exotic fishes add one more name to the list of foreign organisms causing
threat to innate organisms in the Western Ghats Rivers. Introduced to control mosquito and diseases caused by them, these aquatic organisms have turned out to be enemies in course of time.
Gambusia affinis, was widely introduced as a biological agent to control mosquitos. But now they have entered Western Ghats streams, raising stiff competition for resources with native species, wiping away them locally.
This is dangerous when for the endemic fishes in Western Ghats Rivers.
Clarias gariepinus, was brought in by farmers who wanted a fast growing fish which eats up everything including waste from slaughter houses,
to increase fish production. But the fish known for its ability to survive in drastic conditions has turned out to be a serious threat to native species of fishes and other organisms when invaded main stream rivers.
Unlike other threats which destruct a river ecosystem, foreign species and the extent of the damage caused by them are often invisible for the naked eye for a long time if detailed research is not being carried out. So the current studies show that there is
a need to conduct more in-depth studies and take up conservation efforts to help the world heritage site from degrading further.there is also an urgent need for the government to formulate and implement a policy for the management of the invasive species in
October 04, 2011
The subcontinent has approximately 1,300 of more than 20,000 butterfly species known, said Kishen Das, a US-based lepidopterist. That’s about 6.5% of the global butterfly diversity.
However, the problem is that around 100 of the butterfly species found in India are nearing extinction, according to Surya Prakash, a professor at the department of life sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University. “Few are aware of the crucial pollination role
the butterfly plays, which is second only to the honeybee,” he adds.
There’s bad news on that front too.
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