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Monday, December 3, 2018

Birds - Protect Them

Wonderful creatures that brings aesthetics to any environment. Just watching them fly and hear them sing takes away the stress. Colorful, different sizes, voices, cuteness, intelligent, building nests, raising young ones, migration and many more reasons that make bird watching a pleasant event. One can wake up stress free when woke up naturally by chirping and singing birds. Creator has created birds for a reason.

More about birds -

2018 - Year of The Bird

A little bird such as Cassin's vireo can migrate long way

                                       Some Colorful Birds






Quote - “ I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. ” - American Poet Emily Dickinson
- which is a true statement.

At EA Farms we practice Sustainable Organic Natural Agriculture practices along with agro forestry to bring back birds.

A poem written by my daughter when she was in elementary school -                  

The Birds' Spot.

You can see how we create a niche for birds in our backyard, photographed and published it as a free eBook for everyone to enjoy.

Backyard Birds

As I was writing this blog, this Majestic Red Shouldered Hawk came and sat on our backyard compound wall.


To the young people out there:

There is more than your phones and gadgets out there, Take a stroll into the nature, watch these birds and enjoy the environment. It will for sure - help towards your health and well being.

To see such wonderful creatures erased due to advancement of human technologies, it really hurts.

Against human force they fall into helpless category. Our technology improvements never consider environment, earth co-inhabitants and environmental health. We are just focused on technological achievement as eye closed horse and do not even think about any thing else. Environment is as important as the technology and it should be considered whenever we move forward technology wise, Proper and humane tests should be completed before we move to a new technology blind folded. Even if we move that way at least we should find a way to shield and protect our co-inhabitants such as the beautiful birds and other flora, fauna and under-privileged who don't have any say against the injustice. Also nowadays I see lots of deforestation. Most of the bird habitats are changing to concrete jungles. Where will the birds live?. Eco-justice needs to be considered so that our future generations can also experience the wonderful songs and colorful birds as we do. Praying for that and request you to do your part (by growing trees that supports birds and simple things such as putting up a bird bath). 

Makesh Karuppiah, PhD
Environmental Scientist and Information Technologist

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Pollution Protests Tragedy

Environmental pollution protests have turned into war zone. Several lives were taken by the government guns in Tamil Nadu, India. Copper smelting without proper pollution control can affect both humans and environments. Have been warning about this for long time, 

Sterlite Orissa article 2008

Industries flocking Tamil Nadu 2008

Environmental Justice 2010

Tamil Nadu 2017

We never learned from history 

Economy is important. But along with that growth, we should consider Environment, Human health, environmental laws, compliance and sustainability. It was the worst thing that this happened - several human lives have been sacrificed for protesting the polluting industry. 

What kind of greedy world we are living in. Greedy people should consider fellow human being, their health and other inhabitants, just for the profit one should not pollute and kill others. If proper environmental law, compliance, practice, pollution control, planting trees does not happen, these type of environmental revolution will occur for sure.

Already food crops are being contaminated by Pollutants. Now crops losing its nutritional values - read this article in National Geography

When basic living conditions are threatened such as breathing air, drinking water and food are contaminated and causes cancer, What will people do? 

They will protest and then environmental wars will occur such as this one in Thoothukudi, a wonderful city in Tamil Nadu. 

Solution for the problem

Renewable Energy

What we do 

Praying for victims. Hoping and Praying this should never happen again.

Similarly Praying for the US Mass School shooting Victims and that should never happen again (Praying for that also)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

One Earth Day

One Earth Day

On this Day praying for peace on the Globe,

Praying for no wars, no poverty and better environment.

Lot of us still ignore pollution around us, we ignore destruction of war, we ignore deforestation happening in front of us. We ignore plastics affecting us and environment, please don't ignore these do your part. Sometimes we cant't do anything about some issues - at that time please pray,

for example - I prayed on November 29 2010 

One more prayer: We dont need one more senseless war. Praying to bring peace for North and South Korea brothers and sisters.

Last week felt happy both Korea are having talks in  moving forward with peace. This brings satisfaction.  

 we have other areas where immediate attention and thinking is needed. Now we have so many different countries in the Earth and so many levels of ups and downs are between them. What I mean is that we have most developed countries, developing countries and non developing countries. Again when homo sapiens started their journey in Earth it was just one Earth, but now these differences were created by human intelligence. We have stepped into wrong path. Still we did not learn.  We should think as a vast minded person to make the wonderful Earth as one Earth. What I am conveying here is that every human being should have basic necessities and should not suffer from poverty. If you are a developed country improve the other non developed  countries  instead of pushing them backward. 

In this 21st century we talk about women empowerment. But still in some countries they are not treated well. I thought developed countries supported such women empowerment, but the news doesn't indicate that. One thing I want to talk about is curbing spouses ( mostly women ) to work. That is not women empowering. That is pushing  women backwards. If a developed country can do this in the 21st century think about other places where women are treated miserably.  By letting women work lots of positives happen. The family gets out of poverty and enrich other people also. Instead of taking such steps to curb women from.working one should consider to empower them and be an example to other countries. Anyway for them  when one door is shut, God opens other multiple doors with different opportunities. Also humans especially who are in Power thinks that everything is permanent until Earth reminds that Nothing is permanent in this World. Everyone should go from Earth  one day and will be recycled. So we should concentrate on eliminating poverty, providing basic necessities to every inhabitant, eliminate negatives and make one Good Earth.  Even if you are not helpful do not be a hindrance to Others growth.  Jealousy can ruin you and the surroundings, so dump that and help others. In long run it will be best choice for one Earth. We should work towards it so that future generations can live peacefully and concentrate on positive things. 

Once Swami Vivekananda asked a question to his Guru 

"Swami Vivekanand:*-  Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

and the Guru's  answer

*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

I will be praying towards the good causes. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Data Governance

It's been a while I wrote an Information technology related article: I have been in Information technology especially in data field for so many years. In this era of data breaches, General Data Protection (GDP) is a must and GDP Regulation (GDPR) is moving forward at fast pace and will be enforced by May, 2018 by the European Union, Unions and Countries are mandating the data protection and even taking up a notch including enormous fine and even jail time for not compliant with GDP . 

 Data Availability, Data Usability, Data Consistency, Data quality, Digital Data Rights for people, General Data Protection, General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR Compliance, Data Security, Data Audits, Security Audits, Encrypted Data, Identification are the key points to take into serious consideration in the immediate future of any business that uses DATA as their main component (which is now every organization and business in this DATA Age).

DATA Governance Office must be integral part of every organizations and businesses that will provide these key components of DATA GOVERNANCE PROCESS and will include DATA STEWARDS, DATA Architects, Database Administrators, DATA Scientists, Information technologist, Business Analysts, Solution providers, Data stakeholders also should take part in GDP activities for better compliance that starts from the smallest piece - DATA ELEMENT. 

 Best practiced robust DATA Governance is must for every organization because it will protect them from so many data related challenges and complex data related issues. DATA Governance should be implemented using the best available tools as it requires every member of the organization to participate and protect. Organizations and businesses need to adopt, evolve, maintain and mature their DATA Governance and be ready for General Data Protection to remain successfully in the business in very near future. 

 From the smallest component - DATA ELEMENT to complete DATA Governance, complete governance solutions is required and experienced DATA management and governance people, companies and tools  can make the compliance easy and simplified. 

One such company with  most features of DATA GOVERNANCE and cost effective best tools is:



NucleusG - Best tool - Data Governance

Visit and communicate with them for Data Governance and  compliance and see how they can simplify the process and how you can benefit.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Water- Save and Conserve

Conserve Water

We need to conserve water as much as we can.

Already we are paying high price for water.

Water is  causing disputes in between countries and inside countries.

It is getting worse and worse for poor people for access to good potable water.

Human Race is depleting water resources at an alarming rate.

My Love for water research and water environments.

Improper and poor water management already have started water disputes between states in India. It have even influenced to move IPL cricket games. Hoping and praying for good resolution on this.

Nasa machine creating rains: Hopefully everyone gets the fundamental necessity water Save and conserve water for future generations.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Devastating Hurricanes

Charley, Frances, Ivan.....
were some of the hurricanes I experienced as a Floridian. While waiting for IRMA to pass through Florida as an Environmental Scientist I want to mull about few environmental issues

During  thunderstorm Fay I wrote about my experience, It scared me and now we are facing more powerful storm Irma. I hope and pray for people in it's path.

These strong oak tree branch is no match for strong hurricane such as IRMA.

They easily break away and can be very dangerous projectile.

Some of us deny that there is human induced climate change and we don't need to worry about it. These disasters are natural rather than human made. Yes I agree these are natural disasters. But I want to point out that we have increased the power of these, The more the temperature of water,  the more storm intensity, Also we have affected the coastal areas (coastal flora is gone) and built high rises on the edge of the beach. So when it hits, we have very high damages,

Sea Level Fingerprints - Visual Image.
I had opportunity to teach little kids about climate change and how it affects humans using a simple model

and work with lead scientists. The above picture is a simple model and the below picture is a real damages from Google Images search (coastal areas after hurricane IRMA):

This is the truth. 

Now we are at a point that we have to curtail the pollutants for the benefit of future generations. We cannot afford high category storms. For our part, we will be working on simple methods such as planting trees which would act as a sink for CARBON DIOXIDE and create awareness on this issue. So please act wisely and think about these deadly hurricanes whenever you have a better and alternative choice. 

Now we have planes that fly through the eye of Hurricane and get more and more data.
Hopefully with all the big data, powerful computer systems and softwares we can accurately predict the hurricane paths in the future.

Praying for millions in the hurricane IRMA's path. 
Devastation by Maria on Islands is more heartbreaking.