May 2017 Contents

Vol.14  No.09

Cover Story

Ravi’s blackened waters

The Ravi River is presently afflicted with rampant and unchecked pollution. How did we get to this point? (more)

Cover Story

Blackened Ravi devastates more than meets the eye

High toxin levels in the Ravi has not only devastated the river and land ecosystems, killing fishes and birds, while damaging human health the year around. (more)

Cover Story

Restoring the Ravi

The first question that comes to mind is whether restoring Ravi to its past is even possible, given the sorry state of affairs and the lopsided government policies. Experts state that many steps, including sustained political will for implementing environmental laws is the prime requirement. (more)


The garden houses of Iran

There is a tendency to imagine traditional Persian gardens as large expanses of perfectly manicured plantings and elegant water features attached to magnificent palaces/stately homes, staffed by legions of gardeners to keep all and everything ‘just so’.  (more)

 SN Plantation

Subh-e-Nau continues National Plantation Year

Guest of Honor, Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar not only graced the National Hard Court Tournament finals, but also participated in Subh-e-Nau’s annual plantation #greeneveryinch drive at the Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. He said that SN’s efforts both in sports promotion and environmental issues are matchless and other civil society organizations should also follow SN.

SN Event

MSN National Hard Court Tennis 2017

After hosting a successful exclusive national ladies event in second week of January this year, SN hosted second national tournament of the year in April. It was named after the magazine, namely, the Monthly Subh-e-Nau National Hard Court Tennis Championship. (more)

 Film Review

The nature of cities

The greatest migration in the human history is occurring right now; hundreds and millions of people have moved and are moving towards the cities. “The Nature of Cities” is an eye-opening watch regarding related mass urbanization and its effects. (more)

Health Page

Proposing a National Spice for Pakistan

One of the spices that can render a desi dish completely inedible to the spice-loving Pakistanis is Lal Mirch if, by any chance, the dish is not graced with its presence.  (more)

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