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Tag: Hazard & Disaster
“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
History of Social Distancing
Near the end of World War One (WWI), nasty flu started spreading around the world. The virus, which was responsible for the disease became known as Spanish flu, infected over a quarter of the world’s population. With an estimated death toll of between 50 million and 100 million, it was one of the deadliest pandemics …
The Hellish Side of Handwashing
Washing your hands is important. Please do it. In the morning, one of my school friends, Aranjit commented casually on our WhatsApp group that coronavirus may leave many of us a prisoner of OCD — obsessive-compulsive disorder. The rapid spread of the new coronavirus has health officials scrambling to educate the public on good hygiene …
Coronavirus is as economically contagious as it’s medically
Earlier this month, G7 finance ministers and central bank governors vowed to use “all appropriate policy tools” to contain the economic threat posed by the coronavirus. The question left unanswered is what is appropriate and what will work. The immediate response took the form of central bank rate cuts, with the US Federal Reserve fast off the …
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Road Trip: Lachung-Zero Point-Yumthang-Gangtok
Lachung and Yumthang are the two most picturesque places in the whole of Sikkim. The bounty of the nature, sky-kissing mountains, green meadows, flowing river, hot spring make Yumthang valley a tourist's dream place to visit and to enjoy the beauty without any sort of infringement. Yumthang Valley also embraces the renowned Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary with 24 species of Rhododendron.
Road Trip: Gangtok to Lachen
Sikkim is a land of exotic waterfalls. The Dzongu area and the road between Lachung and Mangan in North Sikkim are blessed with the maximum numbers of waterfalls in Sikkim. Numerous waterfalls astride the main road make the trip to North Sikkim extremely picturesque.
It’s Time to Bring Our Planet Back from The Brink
The coastal paradise of 4 million on the southern tip of South Africa, Cape Town, is to become the first modern major city in the world to completely run dry. And even though residents aren’t responsible, the burden of making sure it doesn’t happen rests largely on our ability to cut down on water usage.
Understanding the Economy & the Crisis
It is often said that those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it. With economics it’s no different, considering the world has experienced dozens of crashes and recessions, undoubtedly caused by acquisitive traders and lawmakers with few memories of the past.
Huge Landslide en Route Gangtok
We encountered a huge landslide on our way to Gangtok from Siliguri. We were held up until a part of the read was cleared, so that vehicles can pass from a side.