The first synthetic plastic was produced in 1907 but commercial production of plastic began only in the 1950s. For something that has been in existence for less than a century, plastics have overrun the earth.
Magical Women is the weird child of my procrastination and ambition. I wanted to forge India’s first feminist fantasy anthology and somehow this wild dream actually became reality. And I have always been curious to know what this bookish adventure was like for my coven of literary witches.
Over the past few years, many folks have decided to move out of the cities to smaller towns and places where they can breathe a purer air. This reverse migration, from city to small town or rural, triggered purely by pollution and health issues, or pollution migration as some call it, is a decision that is not taken easily.
“There is always hope against hope, that someday the doorbell will ring, and standing outside, older, diminished but with that same twinkle in his eyes, that same lopsided grin, will be my father, ready to catch up on what I’ve been doing with my days, my weeks, my months, my years, while he’s been gone,” writes author Kiran Manral.
Do citizens who suffer ill health due to high toxicity and pollution be eligible for legal redressal? And what can governments do to reduce the levels of toxins in our air?
The constant cacophony of traffic sounds, loudspeakers, airplanes, trains, industrial sounds, etc are what we take as part and parcel of what it means to be living in an urban space. What we often don’t realize is that noise pollution is more than just a little noise, a little inconvenience. And that it can also be quite damaging.
While the link between pollution and physical health has been well studied and documented, we are only just waking up to the fact that pollution can also have a detrimental impact on mental health.
“Somewhere between Atishi and Pragya is where the Indian electorate lies, and the message couldn’t have been starker. The divide in the perception of what the electorate wants and what the electorate will actually vote for is now clear,” write Kiran Manral in this week’s The Married Feminist.
Kiran Manral writes on how pollution is yet to become a priority both among voters and leaders in India.
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