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Amazon Rainforest: Is it only the Fire that we should be concerned about?

Amazon Rainforest: Is it only the Fire that we should be concerned about?

Current Affairs, Economics, Popular
Written By: Dr. Trina BiswasDepartment of Agricultural Economics & AgribusinessLouisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USAIllustration: Suman ChoudhuryThe Amazon River Basin, home to the largest rainforest on earth covers roughly 40 percent of the South American continent. It encompasses areas in Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. Nearly two-thirds of amazon’s forest cover lies in Brazil.The Amazon rainforest has long been recognized as a warehouse of ecological services for the world. It is home to almost 10% of the world’s biodiversity and 30% of the world’s species. The rainforest is referred to as “Lungs of the Planet” and contributes greatly to local and global climate by absorbing humongous amounts of Greenhouse g
Ya omri: where memory meets life at crossroads

Ya omri: where memory meets life at crossroads

Art & Culture, Current Affairs, Popular
Written by: Somrita Bhattacharyya Paris, France. Film Review: ‘Ya omri’ (104 wrinkles) Country: Lebanon Director: Hady Zaccak We are born. We are growing old, year after another. And every year is arriving with a new wrinkle, often hiding the old one that was a gift of the previous year. So, can we call this wrinkle the ‘time’ itself, or is it a layer of memory? And what does remain with us at the end after all, except our good, bitter memories? Look at Henriette, she has lived 104 wrinkles. All those wrinkles are passionately crafted with rich memoirs of her life. After reaching the final chapter, now she is a bit choosy about which wrinkle to recall, and which not to. The medical science might name it dementia, but you know what Gabriel García Márquez said in his ‘Living to t

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