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Friday , December 07, 2012

The water antiphone : mini overflow dams


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"If there is magic on this Planet, it is contained in Water" - Loran Eisley, The Immune Journey, 1957 Water is the most abundant compound we find encompassing our earth's surface, constituting a major 70 per cent in its liquid, solid & gaseous states. The Human body is said to contain anywhere between 55 and 78 per cent of water. So, it may be rightly said that, it is not just an indispensible necessity to life; but rather life itself. DH Lawerence quotes in the "Pansies", "Water is H2O, Hydrogen two parts, Oxygen one part, but there is also a third thing that makes water & nobody knows that". Is it any wonder then, that it is very aptly called "the Elixir of life?" History tells us of Man creating civilizations in & around water bodies. Even today, modern societies are concentrated on the world's seaboards; but,....


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K Salim Ali is an IPS officer of the 1978 batch, Tripura cadre. He is now special director, CBI, and a part-time research scholar at IP University, New Delhi.

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