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Add life to your days and not days to your life. The statement might sound simple at first only to realise how profound it is, on a second thought.  Adding life to days, each day, come what may? Really? The fact is it isn’t that surreal or impossible; each one of us has been there, gone through, the best and the worst.   As we grow up (& old), become wiser than yesterday, accept more responsibilities and perform higher duties, adding life to days becomes difficult.  Remember those carefree days, when we were in school laughing at silly jokes, playing pranks, actually laughing out loud (yes lol), being punished; yet we were adding life to our days with ease. I distinctly remember my school days and more importantly my 74 classmates and my friends – my partners in crime. “I and a few of my friends had an appetite of an elephant, we just couldn’t wait for the break ( or in retrospect, I guess we loved distractions). We would eat snacks from our tiffin and from friend’s tiffin during
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Ocean - Blue Economy of India

Quick Facts  over 7,500-km-long coastline spread across nine coastal states, four union territories (UTs) - including two islands UTs  12 major, and 200 minor ports  supports 95% of the country's business estimated 4% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) third the largest fish producing and second-largest aquaculture fish producing country in the world  the fisheries sector alone provides livelihood to about 16 million fisherfolk and fish farmers at the primary level and almost twice that number along the value chain. Source: terii.org Image: pixabay.com Related Read  Matter that Matters  World Environment Day 2021 What's Underneath

Ocean - Lungs of Our Planet

  Oceans Day 2021 Theme 'Life and Livelihoods'  Oceans are the  lungs of our planet   and a major source of Food, Medicine   and a   Critical part of the Biosphere seaweed accounts for 54% of the world's oxygen production and the ocean acts as the planet's chief climate regulator. Without the services provided by the ocean, global temperature could exceed 100 degree Celcius and make life on Earth impossible. Few Ocean Facts Scientists estimate that about one million  species  of  animals live in the ocean . Sea ice is drinkable. Coral produces its own sunscreen. Water at the bottom of the ocean is incredibly hot. Most of Earth's volcanic activity happens in the ocean. The planet's longest mountain range is underwater and is 10 times longer than the Andes. The Arctic  Ocean  is the  smallest  of the world's five  ocean  basins. The Pacific  Ocean  is the  largest  and deepest of the  world ocean  basins. The Pacific is wider than the moon. The planet's bi

Matter that Matters

5 June is celebrated as World Environment Day. Does that matter? Maybe not at an individual level. But it matters for a few because they understand the importance. It is one of the biggest annual events organized by the United Nations (UN) to generate awareness about environmental issues. Each year awareness is generated based on a theme that needs mass attention. 2021 theme is Reimagine, Recreate, Restore The day may not matter to you. Probably your actions are miniscule, they barely harm the environment – use of single-use plastic, wastage of some water, adding junk to landfills or vehicular emissions. Contrary to your miniscule actions over a period of few years have you ever tried alternatives that are eco-friendly? Have you tried to give back to nature? Have you contributed to the environment-friendly change? If yes, it matters to you. If no, it is a matter of concern. Natural resources are limited. Our irrational actions however small are adversely fast affectin

World Environment Day 2021

  2021 World Environment Day  theme  - Ecosystem Restoration  "aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean"   UNEP Once You Need Less, You have More Millions of animals are killed by plastics every year, from birds to fish to other marine organisms.  Plastics  can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to  decompose , depending on the material and structure. Normally,  plastic  items take up to 1000 years to  decompose in landfills . But  plastic  bags we use in our everyday life take 10-20 years to  decompose , while  plastic  bottles take 450 years. Say no to single-use plastic.  Plastic pollutes land, water, and air.  It's Not What You Look at That Matters, It's What You See The journey of tissues paper starts with cutting down trees Papermaking has an impact on the environment because it destroys   trees  in the process. According to data from the Global Forest Resource Assessment roughly 80,000 to 160,000  tre

No Less Than A Miracle

Have you ever had a job where you had no experience, no training, you weren’t allowed to quit and lives were at stake?  No? Welcome to Motherhood! We are too busy to realize that life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother. On Mother’s Day let’s find out what’s her tale…. within the walls of a home, facing new challenges, learning each day, gaining hands-on experience, and experimenting in new ways. Pacing fast or dead slow she relentlessly works at her new goals. Her deep desire is to perfect all three – her kids, herself, and her home. Her mind is always busy, her eyes vigilant, her heart full of emotions but she tries to strike a perfect balance.  She is the life changer every single day, it doesn’t matter whether she is perfect, because she is the best each day.  She doesn’t need experience nor training; she is a gift to the world and the reason for us being.

She is

  A beauty of its kind, Varied and wonderful at the same time. Known but unknown to us, Her mysteries yet to unearth. Do not disrespect her, Let’s restore her. Extremely special she is, Mother Earth to me and you, she is. Earth Day 2021 India Specific Campaigns are: #Trees4Earth #EndPlasticPollution #Protecting #Endangered Species from Extinction #EARTHRISE for Climate Change For more information: https://www.earthday.org/india/ Other poems from this blog  Evening by the stream     and     D ue Res pect

Someone Special

Someone special brings a smile to my face, tears in my eyes, fills my heart with joy and casts away my fears. Sounds like a dream? Sweet 16 talk? Or a scene from a romantic movie. Whatever, the case be, you want to experience such kind of moments again and again. A perfect moment. Far beyond our expectations, while we are too busy in our lives, working hard towards creating moments, craft happiness, life goes on. People come; people go. Isn't it? Some people become a part of our happy times and few a reason for those moments. How often do we appreciate their presence? How often are we thankful? How often do we reciprocate? How often do we remember them? A special person can be our parents, sibling, teacher, mentor, friend, co-worker or an unknown person, at some point in time they were there for us. They created special moments for us. It may not have been the same as in novels or movies, that doesn't mean they didn't exist. The problem is that our thoughts are influenced

Quotes on Life

 Life is a series of little miracles, notice them. Anything that costs you your peace of mind is expensive. The dream was planted in your heart for some reason. Remember being happy doesn't mean have it all. It simply means youthat are thankful for all you have.

Quotes on Friendship

 A good friend knows all your best stories but a best friend has lived them with you.