Splendour Streaks

her territory

illuminates beneath the

starry sparkling skin

as his caliginous cloak

catapults strings of silver

The tanka pictures the scene of a meteor shower. The territory is that of the planet Earth and the cloak belongs to the sable sky.

The poem can also be conceived as an expression of love, wherein the act of a man who appears hard on the outside (dark cloak) opening up his soft inner self (silvery streaks) to his beloved would illuminate her world that is already sparkling with the bond they share.

Credits & Footnote

Inspired by Colleen’s ‘Tanka Tuesday #239’. 

Featured Image: Getty Images.

Midnight Graffiti

Midnight Graffiti - tanka

hypnotic beauty
feeds my hunger in dark dome
one cold winter night
pulling me to a new world
immersed in her wilderness


This tanka is written from the perspective of an adventurer experiencing Northern lights for the first time. The verse uses this elusive journey as a metaphor for fondness or passion in love.

Credits & Footnote

Inspired by Colleen’s ‘Tanka Tuesday #227’. 

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Featured Image:
Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash.


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An Eagle’s Eye View of EIA 2020

(The following is an article from a friend who wants to share his views on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and chose this blog as a medium for it. – Anisha)

Kudos to all the readers! I’m here to share of EIA 2020 without any prejudices. This article is going to be the summary of the panel discussion that we had in our college, including my personal opinions. All sorts of discussions and comments are welcome for better understanding and awareness.

Disclaimer:
I am not a pro in the environment sector and I am learning day by day. I don’t belong to any party or agency, and I am pursuing PGDFM from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.

I would like to take this discussion forward in simply 2 categories:

  1. Advantages and improved measures
  2. Areas to improve in EIA 2020

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Environmental assessment is the assessment of the environmental consequences of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. Under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, India notified its first EIA norms in 1994, setting in place a legal framework for regulating activities that access, utilise, and affect (pollute) natural resources.

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‘So-called’ advantages and improved measures

Heavy penalty for violators

All of us can remember the recent gas leak in LG polymers, Vishakhapatnam. It is one of the evident events that many such companies are not following the environmental regulations but paying heavy fines upon catastrophe. Continue reading

Syzygy

Turning off lights on Earth Hour, I go to the terrace.

I admire the beauty of the full moon, thinking about the billion-year-old firefly that lights it, standing on Earth.

Moon Love


EARTH HOUR

Earth Hour, organized by World Wide Fund for Nature, is a global grassroots movement uniting people to take action on environmental issues and protect the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

It is an annual event held towards the end of March every year when people across the globe turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a commitment towards a better future.

Yes, it makes a difference.

SYZYGY

Syzygy isn’t something that’s related only to astronomy. I browsed to find details on the word’s origin and Continue reading

World Oceans Day 2020

World Oceans Day is to celebrate and honour the oceans that connect us all together, and to remind the role of oceans in everyday life. This idea was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil, and was officially implemented by the ‘United Nations’ in 2008.

Disclaimer:
The post is lengthy, around 900 words.

Why do we need to concern about the oceans when we do no direct harms to it?

Climate and weather of the landmasses are strongly influenced by oceanic circulation patterns. Drastic changes can heavily affect agriculture, animal life, followed by human lifestyle patterns to a greater extent if left unnoticed. Continue reading