Climate change, poor planning and mindless construction lead to tragedies from natural hazards
How does one write disaster? How does one turn the shards of memory into text?
Disasters on the scale we see are human-made and based on poor planning and mindless construction
Those who manage to recover the dead and perform their last rites consider themselves lucky
With historic buildings across cities and townships razed to rubble in the Turkiye earthquake, citizens, including children, are coming together to help survivors
A journalist recalls his own, and other people’s, experiences in earthquake rescue operations in Turkey
Meral has no clue for how long she would have to live in the tent or whether she would be able to return to her home. Her three children, who are still in school, are too young to understand the enormity of the situation in Turkiye.
The killer waves of the 2004 tsunami washed the entire family away except for Karibeeran and his wife. They later turned their two-storied house into a shelter home as they brought in 17 children the tsunami had orphaned.
In the 22 years since the Bhuj earthquake, the lives of people in Kutch, the district devasted by it, have changed but the psyches of the people still carry the fear of that day
21 years ago, on the morning of Republic Day, residents of Bhuj woke up to an earth-shattering disaster that took nearly 20,000 lives
The people who live on the embankments of the Kosi river are relentlessly ravaged by the river and neglected by the state
Natural disasters are devastating but they are also emotionally draining. Time heals. In my 50 years of life, I have witnessed many natural disasters. Who am I? Does that matter? What matters is I have survived; survived to share a few pages of my diary with you
Three regions–one between central Himachal and north Bihar, the other between the Shillong plateau and the Mishmi Hills in Arunachal and another in Kashmir–are likely epicentres of future disasters
An ambitious mountaineer recounts the experience of being in the thick of a deadly avalanche on the highest mountain range in the world. While he survived to tell the tale, many of his comrades did not.
Maharashtra cadre IAS officer Ashutosh Salil writes on how recurring floods disrupting the lives of people in Bihar, year after year, led to the addition of an extra season.
Playing on the front foot, cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan helped his fellow countrymen find their feet after the 2004 catastrophe
Mass cremations, damage to property and deaths in the family are hallmarks of the devastating earthquake in the Kutch region of Gujarat in January, 2001.