Baba black sheep

Down to Earth - - LETTERS -

to con­cerned de­part­ments to make com­pul­sory use of waste plas­tics along with as­phalt in hot bi­tu­mi­nous mixes for pe­ri­odic re­newal of high­way sur­faces around the pe­riph­ery of cities hav­ing pop­u­la­tions of more than 500,000. But only time will tell whether this al­ter­na­tive to plas­tic burn­ing suc­ceeds or not.

MUKTIPADA DAS,

High­lyrec­om­mended

I en­joyed read­ing about the Zika virus and con­grat­u­late Down­ToEarth for bring­ing a com­plete re­view of the sub­ject. I just wanted to tell you that I am adding a slot about the Zika virus in the teach­ing pro­gramme for my stu­dents. I will ac­knowl­edge Down­ToEarth in my lec­tures and will ask my stu­dents to read your mag­a­zine. I take this step to break the harm to the frag­ile Ya­muna flood­plains by hold­ing a cul­tural ex­trav­a­ganza there de­spite the Na­tional Green the en­vi­ron­men­tal sanc­tity of the area. queries, fol­lowed by his threat to pre­fer jail than to pay any fine was a sheer show of ar­ro­gance. It is un­for­tu­nate that this highly pub­li­cised event has opened the flood gates for oth­ers to openly flout the of us need to se­ri­ously as­sess the gains and losses of this con­tro­ver­sial event for fu­ture guid­ance. R M RAMAUL

Re­li­gious gu­rus have made deep in­roads into pol­i­tics and have pop­u­lar sanc­tion. The ed­i­to­rial is a nar­ra­tive of the Ya­muna's flanks for a seem­ingly

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