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Masterstroke, Sachin Tendulkar Dedicates a Grand Knock for Tiger Conservation

March 23, 2009 / No Comments

Cricket is a unifying religion in India, a nation of vast religious and cultural diversities and Sachin Tendulkar its undisputed demigod. The greatest modern batsman the game has ever seen— and a man carrying a billion hopes and expectations every time he walks out to the center, has come out for the first time in support of the Tiger Conservation ...

10 New Biodiesel Refineries Open Up in India

February 12, 2009 / No Comments

In what is being hailed as a major step towards going green in the developing world, Bharat Renewable Energy, a joint venture between Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Nandan Biomatrix, announced they will build 10 new biodiesel refineries in India. [caption id="attachment_3950" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Jatropha Field in Uttar Pradesh"][/caption] Considering that green initiatives are few and far in-between in this part of the ...

Indian Solar Cell Industry Suffers Due to Financial Crisis

January 27, 2009 / No Comments

 Not all is good news in the solar industry, and researchers are not helping ... Indian solar cell manufacturers were hanging out at the 18th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference & Exhibition. Yeah, they really do have conventions for this kind of thing. This one took place from Jan 19 to 23, 2009, in Kolkata, India. India's solar cell manufacturers all ...

Blood Transfusion Attempted on Tiger Cub

November 23, 2008 / No Comments

Veterinarians in central India carried out a blood transfusion on a 7-month old wild tiger that had been beaten by angry villagers. The blood for the female tiger was forcefully donated by captive adults in a zoo. The reason for all the hubbub is that India's wild tiger population is on the decline. 100,000 a hundred years ago to 3,600 six ...

Halloween in the Air: Giant Shiny Skull Crafted from Recycled Kitchen Utensils

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

"Recycle, Reduce and Reuse"- If the planet is what is at your heart then that is the mantra for you. Different people have various ways of recycling stuff and while some ensure that the recycled products are useful, the others make sure that they are works of art that spread the message. The giant, shiny metal skull made from recycled kitchen ...

Suzlon Energy Clarifies on Broken Turbine Blade in the US

October 24, 2008 / No Comments

India-based Suzlon Energy Ltd - the largest wind turbine manufacturer in Asia, announced on Friday that one of their wind turbine blades in the US, suffered an extremely rare and unusual incident, accidental breakage. [caption id="attachment_2064" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Suzlon windmill farm at Chitradurga"][/caption] We're talking about a "single V2 blade on a Suzlon S.88 turbine", while the rest are still operating without ...

Solar Powered Rickshaws Need Less Pedaling

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

This new solar powered rickshaw or the 'Soleckshaw' is a most convenient way to travel in the most congested of cities. Recently launched in Delhi, this electric rickshaw has a sturdier frame than the earlier models, features soft foamed seats that can comfortably seat three people and can travel at the speed of 10mph and up to 40 miles before ...

Stop the World, India and Pakistan are Playing Each Other in Cricket

June 10, 2008 / No Comments

Yeah, I get the idea about saving the animals, going green, being eco-friendly, going on strike, protesting naked, all those things, after all that's the idea behind GreenPacks. Call it a peace treaty, a temporary armistice, a break in the action, down time, chill time ... whatever. India and Pakistan are playing each other in cricket. There are bats, bowlers, wickets, pitches, strikers ...