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Poly Bags

Poly Bags

Poly bags seem like such harmless, necessary things. Yet, in the scope of history, they really haven’t come into common use until just recently. Sadly, no poly bag is fully bio-degradable. Burning them can cause serious harm to the lungs. Those simply thrown into the streets in India are often…
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The Kumbh Blessing

The Kumbh Blessing

The auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami had brought to the Kumbh two days of heavy rains and thunderstorms. Many living in tents that were not waterproof slept in whatever piece of dry shelter they could find—some wrapped up in plastic from posters that had torn down while others in sheets…
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A Bright Answer

A Bright Answer

Recently, India experienced the largest power outage in the history of the world. While power outages are common, almost routine, in various parts of India, from small villages to large cities like Delhi and Mumbai, this power outage was beyond the scale of what had come before. Nearly twenty of…
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The Change Starts Here

The Change Starts Here

In India, poly bags are ubiquitous in the streets: shredded, whole, filled with waste, or flying into a gust of wind. They not only sully the look of our beautiful nation, but, as we mentioned in yesterday’s post, they also create havoc for Mother Ganga and cows in particular. While…
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Welcome to the Ganga Blog!

Namaste and welcome to our new blog! Today is the birthday of Mother Ganga. According to the Hindu Epic, the Ramayana, this is the day that Mother Ganga came down to Earth to liberate lost souls and to nourish the world. In honor of this special day we’re celebrating with…
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