Nature & Environment

Iceland woos desi film-makers Warm up romances amidst our volcanos

Iceland woos desi film-makers. “Warm up romances amidst our volcanoes”

Iceland woos desi film-makers. "Warm up romances amidst our volcanoes" Tourism is the biggest foreign exchange earner for Iceland. Iceland, with a population of 330,000 gets about 1.5 million tourists annually. It is well-known for...
cauvery how very sad your water stokes fire

Cauvery, How Very sad! your water fuels fires!

Cauvery, How Very sad; your water fuels fires! The issue is not about water. The issue is never about any particular asset to be shared. It is never about the what. It is often, who we wish...
Ascent of Man On the wrong scent

Ascent of Man. On the wrong scent?

Ascent of Man. On the wrong scent? A recent discovery of a fossil that is 3.7 million year old is questioning our understanding of evolution. Not evolution as a concept which is now almost universally accepted, barring some theological...
seafood label on the table no good

Seafood Label on the Table no good?

Seafood Label on the Table no good? A worldwide survey on seafood has confirmed what patrons may have long suspected. Something is fishy about the table since the fish offered on the plate is sometimes not  the...

Mankind runs Amok, not the Circus Jumbo

    Mankind runs Amok, not the Circus Jumbo 'Punekars' or Pune-ites had a 'circus' scare for some time on Wednesday, 7th September. Rambo Circus' elephant Nithya created a scare amongst passers-by when she decided  to take a stroll by herself. Playful...
The fungibility of fungi

Fungi way to Recycle?

Fungi way to Recycle? Researchers are finding remarkable ways to leverage properties of natural organisms like bacteria and fungi to solve problems before Man. Some could make a tongue-in-cheek remark that the latter three lettered...
Forest Fire and Flooding : US under siege by the elements

Fire and Flooding – US under siege by the elements

Fire and Flooding - US under siege by the elements. Wildfire in the south-west in California. Flooding in the south-east in Louisiana. The NewsTikka team's thoughts are with the people affected by these forces of Nature. At...
IMD forecats dim? Maintenance of stations under weather.

Dim IMD forecasts? Maintenance of stations under the weather.

Dim IMD forecasts? Maintenance of stations under the weather. The Indian Meterological Department (IMD) spent about Rs 1000 Crores (Rs 10 Billion) in 2012, on upgrading the infrastructure to relay hourly updates on weather data...
Rise! Get a leg up, Cane do it.

Rise! Get a Leg up. Cane do it!

photo courtesy: riselegs.com Cool Chilli’s pulse races! Chased by a myriad emotions…. NewsTikka’s spirit is kindled by Rise Legs,  enabling leg amputees lead equal lives. Endorsing ‘Make In India’, exemplifying self-sufficiency,sourcing locally, involving local artisans….. adding colour/ texture, tailor made to suit the customer…..it...
No Bar on unsafe mining. Barons mine and mint. Miners suffer and succumb.

No Bar on unsafe mining. Barons mine and mint. Miners suffer and succumb.

photo courtesy: slideshare.net Mining is a significant segment of our economy and GDP. However basic health and safety safe guards are still not implemented. The workers are aware of these isssues and are in turn...