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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Water crisis for the wild

Hi folks. It’s been a long time since I posted anything on this blog. Not much happening around. The heat is at its peak. The rivers and streams are drying...
Every year I would go to the rivers and streams to check on the water level and this year it is shocking...
Villagers depend on these rivers and streams for bathing and washing clothes. Many even wah utensils and many take water hone for cooking and drinking purposes.
One reason that I think has caused the water to vanish altogether is that the central government is searching for coal in and around the Gunj. Workers from C.M.P.D.I. Ltd.  are pumping out the water from streams into huge containers mounted on trucks which they use for drilling. This has been going on for a year now. There are many other sources available for the trucks to load water from and these are old open coal mines that are now full of water throughout the year.
Animals  and birds are suffering the most. One side the heat and on the other side no water. Nobody is concerned and nobody cares for  animals and birds.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Unique Wedding in McCluskiegunj

On the first day of April I was invited to a wedding in the basti here. I usually avoid attending wedding ceremonies and parties but just not to hurt the feelings of the basti residents, I went along with my brother-in-law who was also invited.

The site was beautifully decorated and well arranged. It was a Muslim wedding. The food was just as good as the decorations and what really struck my attention was the absence of music which made it a unique wedding.
Usually, all weddings have loud music throughout the night and at times are disturbing too. I asked why there wasn’t any music playing and was told that it was the special request of the groom. Great!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Almost extinct Pangolin found in McCluskiegunj

Hi folks.
A Pangolin, also known as ant-eaters that have been around the Gunj in large numbers once and also an endangered species now has just been found and rescued here.
This animal was caught by men belonging to the Birhore tribe who were trying to get sale for the animal at a weekly market here. It i is 120 cm from head to tail and weighs around 30 kgs.
Pangolins were found in a large no. in the 40s and 50s.
The thana prabhari, Prakash Yadav had it sent to the zoo in ranchi.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Road of McCluskiegunj

The new road from Chama to Balumath is ready and awesome.

McCluskiegunj being in between benefits.