A Case of ” To Be Or Not To Be A Fit Site For 300m Deep Dam Foundations”

The strata shows small scale, S- shape tight folds and broad warping of the beds at places, indicating that the rock strata has undergone the polyphase deformation in the past leading to development of numerous criss-cross structural discontinuities like joints, shears etc. of different orders. Five prominent and two random joint sets are recorded in the right bank. The foliation is very close to moderately spaced from 2cm to 60 cm and dips towards valley slightly in d/s direction; however rolling of dip is observed at places, there it dips into the hill due to folding and warping. The general topography and gentle natural slopes on the right bank of river are controlled by low and valley ward dipping foliation planes.

Delhi Odd-Even Scheme

Phases of Odd-Even: The scheme was implemented from January 1, 2016. Re-implemented for the third time on November 11, 2019.


Mahavir Jayanti in the Times of Corona-ed World / Neelam Jain

The current state of the world is very appropriately reflected by the opening lines of Charles Dickens famous novel A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, …” It tells about a time of chaos, conflicts, and despair, as well as happiness. It, in fact, tells us about the time of extreme opposites without any in-betweens.

Tale of a Courageous Single Mother / Vanisha Uppal

Since my daughter was born, my life completely changed like most of the females in India. I gained much weight yet I was weak from inside. I did my best for my child and family. In the middle of it, it was usual disagreement with my husband, no closeness, and difficult to communicate, that made the life bad to worse.


By Sunil Sarpal This is the most important subject in the life of a human being.  A man’s mind is often engrossed in the thought process as to what and why the other said. ...

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the (Cheshire) cat. ‘We’re all mad here.”
–Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland
World Mental Health Day 2021. A good time to send caring hugs and love to all those who suffer from psychological dis-ease and pain.
So often, we tend to run away from the stigma of ‘mental illness’ in India and elsewhere. I have heard glib narratives suggesting that the extended family can take care of all mental health concerns and that we don’t need therapy or counseling.
The fact of the matter is that the family (as RD Laing pointed out years ago) is often the locus and a trigger to schizophrenia and other mental diseases, not a safe haven or a cure.
Most of us are ‘mad’ to a greater or lesser degree. Whatever facade of calm self-assurance and ‘normalcy’ we may exude, most of us are dysfunctional and off-kilter to some extent.
Thus, there is absolutely no moral warrant for smugness, self-complacency, or a ‘better than thou’ attitude of denial here.
Time to remove the stigma, and encourage psychological counseling and intervention wherever needed.
–Raj Ayyar