Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada. Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada. Photo: Barry King Photo: Barry King Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada. Guard Gate at Area 51 (Groom Lake, Dreamland) near Rachel, Nevada. Photo: Barry King A million people signed up to storm Area 51. What happens if they actually show up? 1 / 28 Back to Gallery Should everything go according to plan, more than half a million strangers will gather in a remote Nevada town in mid-September, united by a common goal: raid Area 51 in the wee hours of the morning - using a strength-in-numbers … [Read more...] about A million people signed up to storm Area 51. What happens if they actually show up?
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The horrendous tragedy at Anaj Mandi in the early hours of Sunday, December 8th, that killed 43 poor migrants in a fire mishap, deafeningly signals a systemic failure to cope with urbanisation. Yet, this perspective still remains largely ignored. This is probably because one of the most surprising, and ironically banal, facts about the national capital is that an overwhelming number of buildings here are illegal. The city has thousands of layouts, known locally as unauthorised colonies, with a sub-category, known as “regularised unauthorised colonies”. There are also the major illegal redevelopments in existing localities in violation of land-use norms and are beyond the allowable Floor Area Ratios (FARs). The whole Anaj Mandi area falls within this last criteria. But what makes such rampant culture of impunity which brands law-breaking almost a norm in the national capital? Also Watch | Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Watch locals rescuing … [Read more...] about The making of an urban tragedy| Opinion
THENIThe sub-supervisory committee undertook an inspection at Mullaperiyar dam on Tuesday. The committee members inspected the main dam, baby dam and gallery area, storage level, inflow, outflow, seepage and shutter operation.The sub-committee last inspected the dam on November 19, when the water level stood at 128.45 feet. Currently, the water level in the dam is 128.05 feet.The sub-committee, headed by Saravanakumar from the Central Water Commission, included Periyar Special Divisional Executive Engineer Sam Irwin and Assistant Executive Engineer Kumar from Tamil Nadu and Executive Engineer from Kerala Irrigation Department Jose Zachariah and Assistant Executive Engineer Praseeth.Later, the sub-committee held a meeting at Kumily, PWD officials said. The Supreme Court had allowed storage of water up to 142 ft in Mullaperiyar dam, and the committee periodically inspected the dam for its safety and stability, the officials added. … [Read more...] about Sub-committee inspects Periyar dam
Many temporary tents with construction workers line a series of real estate projects around Rachenahalli and Thanisandra. But a public toilet is nowhere in sight. “Places in and around Rachenahalli are suffering from the problem of open defecation. There are hardly any public toilets in the vicinity. The floating population – mainly hundreds of construction labourers – are forced into open defecation,” said a resident. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had earlier claimed that the city was Open Defecation Free (ODF), but it is yet to get ODF status under Swachh Bharat Mission. On ground though, the reality is in stark contrast to the claims of the civic body. Citizens and activists point out that across the city, especially on the outskirts, open defecation is rampant, especially during early mornings and late nights. One thing that is common in such areas is the absence of public toilets, or poorly maintained ones. Public toilets in areas that have … [Read more...] about Namma Bengaluru: Sanitation for the urban poor: City still has a long way to go
An area studies seminar was held on Dec 7 at the Shanghai International Studies University where scholars discussed with nine experts from seven countries about issues related to the Middle East, Eurasia and the Red Sea. The seminar was held as part of the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Shanghai International Studies University on Dec 8. During the panel "Transformation in the Middle East and Great Powers' Diplomacy in the Region", experts discussed security patterns and international relations in the Gulf, the Palestinian issue, the Syrian war as well as the possible ramifications of the withdrawal of US troops from the area. At another panel titled "Rediscovering Eurasia and Relocating Eurasian Studies in a World of New Disorder", participants discussed the concept of Eurasia and the research paradigm shift after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Marcin Kaczmarski, a research fellow at University of Glasgow, said that people who study Eurasia currently also have to pay … [Read more...] about SISU area studies seminar gathers experts from around the world