Song release, rendition of poetry, and screening of documentary, mark World Rivers Day-2019 Celebrations

It was an evening of variety, colour and gaiety, admixed with shades of solemnity, as the citizenry of Coonoor joined hands to celebrate the event of ‘World Rivers Day-2019,’ at the Coonoor Club. The event in which some two-hundred plus individuals participated, was jointly organised by Mrs. Reeba Cherian, a few interested citizens, and ‘Clean …

Coonoor River – Cleanup operations of upper stream commences

As part of World Rivers Day Celebrations, Clean Coonoor commenced its promised cleanup of the upper stream, a major feeder of the Coonoor River. The operations will involve the badly silted-up around 600 metre stretch which extends from the Coonoor Bridge to the slaughterhouse, and is expected to last for the greater part of a …

Rivers of Yesteryears

The world gears up to celebrate its waterways tomorrow, an event founded by Canadian river conservationist, Mark Angelo.   ‘World Rivers Day,’ highlights the many values of rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.  It was first observed in 2005 and was celebrated across dozens of …

A Sedgeland in Bloom

I WANDER by the edgeOf this desolate lakeWhere wind cries in the sedge: Thus starts the opening stanza of William Butler Yeats’s poem, “He Hears the Cry Of The Sedge.” Though the lines carry a melancholic note, sedgelands have a wild and wayward beauty, particularly when in bloom.  Now why would the poet use the …