The advantages of small animals in farming systems

10426817_10205249497669232_831702315571923554_nFarming systems can be roughly divided into on the one hand large scale, highly mechanized and energy intensive systems managed as corporate agri-businesses and on the other hand small-scale farms, which employ family labour and use limited external inputs. In the small systems, a closer integration of the different components, Continue reading

Let’s Make India Green and Healthier

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Ore

Mahatma Gandhi communicated a quintessential message to the nation through his efforts to educate people around him about cleanliness. He wished to see a “Clean India” where people work hand in hand to make the country clean. To work seriously towards this vision of Gandhiji, Prime Continue reading

Last Words of A P J Abdul Kalam

9speechlecture1016Shillong: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘missile man’ who came to be known as ‘People’s President’ died on Monday after he collapsed during a lecture at the IIM in Shillong on Monday evening.

Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, was confirmed dead more than two hours after he was wheeled into the ICU of Bethany hospital in a critical condition following the collapse at around 6.30 pm.

According to reports, Kalam suffered a massive cardiac arrest during the lecture at IIM, Shillong.

Considered the most popular President, Kalam became the 11th head of the state and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007 but lack of consensus denied a second term in office for a man who came from outside political spectrum.

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmughanathan, who rushed to the hospital on hearing the news of his admission, said Kalam died at 7.45 pm. Despite medical team best efforts, he could not be revived. Continue reading