Tag: Air Quality

  • COVID-19: A Long Pending Break for Nature?

    COVID-19: A Long Pending Break for Nature?

    Vijaylakshmi Suman It has been 10 days since Delhi went under lockdown. The enormity of COVID-19 became evident when the World Health Organization declared it as a pandemic and a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The outbreak will certainly be remembered as one of the most devastating events in the history of mankind…

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  • Gust of Dust

    Gust of Dust

    Shiwani The Indo-Gangetic Plains stretching from north India all the way to the east have been witnessing very poor air-quality during the pre-monsoon season (March to May) for the past few years. Delhi, due to its geographical location, is placed in the middle of the dust-laden Westerly winds originating from the Arabian Peninsula or the…

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  • Living with Particulate Matter

    Living with Particulate Matter

    By Fizala Tayebulla  Soon after Diwali, I had a chance encounter with a group of acquaintances, where the subject of discussion was unsurprisingly the condition of air quality in Delhi with reference to Diwali. While most of us in the group shared a mutual aversion to cracker bursting, Kunal, who is a permanent resident of Delhi…

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