This 7-year-old resident of Ashadaan, a home for the differently abled and destitute, is unable to use her hands. But that doesn’t stop her from bringing her imagination to life on canvas. Here she is drawing a scenery at a painting workshop conducted over the weekend by Debabrata Auro Foundation. “Art uplifts the state of mind and helps to heal at the deepest levels,” says Dr Aparna Bhasker, who set up the foundation last year to help the underprivileged.
The picture was shared by reader Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker
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‘Why do we have to breathe smoke every day?’
Why is no action taken on hundreds of illegal factories, wonders a reader.
Sakinaka resident Vikas Daga and his family have been breathing fume-laden air, thanks to an illegal factory of a laundry in his vicinity.
Daga says the laundry, at Khairani Road in Andheri (East), burns old wooden scrap to power its machines instead of using electricity, thus causing massive air pollution.
“We are forced to breathe smoke 24×7. We are deprived from our right to breathe clean air,” rues Daga.
As the chimneys are quite short, the fumes enter windows of neighbouring buildings.
Daga wonder why authorities don’t allow old vehicles to ply on the streets because of air pollution but don’t take any action on these polluting factories that spout deadly fumes every day. He hopes authorities sit up and take action for the health and future of citizens.
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A long and slow life
43 Age of Miss C, the world’s oldest sloth, who died on June 2 at Adelaide zoo. Miss C was a Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, a species which moves so slowly algae grows on their furry coat, and she lived four times longer than expected.
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He is not the juvenile in Nirbhaya case
This picture is being widely shared on social media, claiming to be that of the juvenile convict in the Nirbhaya gang-rape, whose picture has never been printed. The message exhorts others to share it so that he is “never able to work or stay anywhere and may such heinous acts not be repeated”. As it happens, this picture is not that of the juvenile, but another convict in the same case Vinay Sharma, who tried to commit suicide in prison.
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Do you think increasing the fine from Rs 1,200 to Rs 5,000 will deter hawkers?
Yes, I think increasing the fine will deter hawkers as most of them are poor. If the fine is increased, they may think twice before they go back to the streets.
Retd Bank Manager
If the authority really wants to get rid of hawkers, then it is not impossible for them to do so. A hefty fine is secondary.
Denying hawkers a living by increasing the fine is unjustified. Instead, clear hawking zones should be created for them.
A fine may put off hawkers for some time but not in the long run. They will definitely take risks for their livelihood.
Unless a viable alternative is provided to these hawkers, the only viable option will be to continue their illegal trade.
Gaurav D Sen
This fourfold increase in fine will not only prevent more hawkers from setting up illegal stalls but would also uproot the existing ones.
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