Ukiam is a prime example of how a mismanaged tourism industry could ruin a natural resource.
A land of many vistas, Ukiam is a shallow riverbank area in the Boko region in Assam. But a completely unregulated influx of tourists has severely affected the place. Imagine a small beautiful riverbank and put in a 1000 people, more than 30 buses, and tonnes of wastes dumped into the forest and river.
This photo is just a glimpse of how beautiful this place actually is.
The reality, however, is much different.
In light of recent events, there’s a lot of discussion going on about the rise of intolerance in the country. Reports of communal violence have increased (only reports, mind you), celebrities are being ostracised for their statements, students are being branded as anti-nationals just for their opinions. But all have a common denominator, one that people fail to focus on. Continue reading The truth about Intolerance→
Today I came across an interesting question on Quora,
Would you post a map of the administrative divisions of your country you’ve (a) lived in (b) visited (c) passed through?
This one was again inspired by an older Reddit thread.
So here’s my map:
Blue: Passed through (on land only)
This was a very interesting exercise for me, and I think everyone should give this a try. I was really surprised to see how little of India I had covered till now actually.
NOTE: The original map on Wikimedia commons is horribly outdated and (I’m speaking only about the state of Assam) does not contain any of the new districts or divisions. On that note, the Assam part of this map has been modified to add some of the newer districts.
Rogue One is the eight major instalment in the Star Wars franchise, and we all had our reasons to be excited about it. What was special about this movie was that this was the first Star Wars movie that was not about the Skywalker family. So aside from the all too familiar epic space opera that we all know and love, Rogue One is an Continue reading Rogue One (2016) – Disney did it again!→
Twenty-three percent of India ‘s population is below the poverty line i.e.one sixth of the world population is below poverty line The $7 per day limit set by the UN for poverty is much above the standard set by our government. As for me, I thought that we ‘knew’ much about these people and about their conditions but I was so wrong. Continue reading Helping Hands→
The Man from Earth is a 2007 indie film with a fan following even today, especially among the intellectual circles. I recently saw this as a recommendation from my friend, and I found the movie quite interesting, to say the least .
Although I found the premise interesting, the movie underwhelmed me overall.