Articles by Nishkal Tiwari

Nishkal is a former banker turned STEM educator. At her small STEM academy in Hyderabad, ideas of children find wings. She also considers herself a responsible citizen and is deeply concerned about the environment.

Those familiar with Hyderabad would be aware that it was once known as the City of Lakes. Today, if we do an online map search for the lakes of Hyderabad, we still see numerous blue spots but the city that boasted of about 7000 lakes and tanks has seen the numbers dwindle steadily over the years. Why is Hyderabad losing lakes? Like many urban cities, Hyderabad been facing the problem of fast vanishing lakes. This should not be surprising, given that many of them were small, and lost to the government's decision to convert water bodies that were of less…

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