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All Hell Let Loose

By Uttam Gill, published on Jun 23, 2013

The part of my country is reeling under extreme difficulties… part of my country for last seven days the people are dying due to incessant rain and the resultant landslide and flash flood… The land where the holy shrine of Kedarnath and Hemkunt Sahib are located has turned into a killing field…The part of my country is yelling for aid…The part of my country is torn beyond human sufferings…The corpses are littered everywhere…Town, villages and small hamlets are obliterated from the ground… The devastation and destruction is of unimaginable scale; which, in their living memories people of that... (more)

Tags: death, rain, disaster, rescue, calamity, flood, himalayas, kedarnath, uttrakhand, evacuation, landslide, deluge

Do titles sell books?

By Shane Joseph, published on Apr 3, 2013

...for now, before e-books run us over, but do titles do the same? Is it best to plagiarize an existing best-selling title, and modify it a bit to ensure that unintended searches will unearth your book and present it to an unsuspecting reader? I had some unasked-for success when my novel After the Flood came out in 2009, a few months after a more famous book called The Year of the Flood; readers kept sending me e-mails from around the world congratulating me on the great reviews the other Flood book was receiving. And, I did not plagiarize titles here, I had been toiling at my tome for over... (more)

Tags: books, publishers, flood, titles, hemingway, wattpad

Hurricane Sandy has turned NY/NJ upside-down.

By Lartinos, published on Nov 1, 2012

A lot of people are detached from the world and taking cold showers while their basements are filled with mud and worse as many people are smelling and seeing oil as well. People are getting in fights at gas stations over who is next, as human emotion is getting the best of people. Very chaotic time in NY/NJ, many people lost their cars from this storm as they just floated away. I saw a report that the subways could be partially back tomorrow, but some are still under water still right now. As I look in the East River right now it has been high tide for days in a row here. Hopefully it goes... (more)

Tags: new york, nyc, bloomberg, new jersey, news, water, hurricane, storm, wind, flood, sandy, irene, christie

Trying to balance the year that was

By Shane Joseph, published on Dec 22, 2011

...pieces of the pie. Oh my, what upheaval!

Are we nearing the end of days, as the pessimists and evangelists constantly remind us? Have we mismanaged all iterations of human progress and dragged ourselves down into the mud from whence we came? Is the dystopian picture in my novel After the Flood coming true?

Then I tried to look on the brighter side. Africa made a comeback after decades of war, drought, pestilence, genocide and famine to clinch the top spot for growth over the next decade. The PIIGS (the second I is for Italy) of Europe realized that taxes, if paid, collected... (more)

Tags: afghanistan, christmas, publishing, nuclear, authors, 2011, flood, tsunami, stock, after, year

Flood Takes Lives of 4 in Pittsburgh

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Aug 20, 2011

Floods are natural hazards; today they are caused by the deterioration and destruction of natural conditions of mother nature which cause climate change. It is believed that climate change is impacting negatively different areas of the world. In east Africa, the lands are becoming drier than ever. This causes animals lack drinking water and plants dry and so people and animals starve.

In Pittsburgh, something different but related to the destruction of mother nature has caused the death of two mothers and two kids. This happened in a flash kind of floods that at random submerged... (more)

Tags: pittsburgh, flood, takes, lives, 4

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