Hello TM readers and Fans,

This is Thousand Miles Back to its business with its new August issue. We have worked on the theme of Streets in this issue. This is something we wanted for so long to try out. Kindly go through the articles and photography based on this theme and do let us know. Your feedback matters to us.

Kerala Flood

In the month and August 2018, a severe flood hit the Indian state of Kerala, God’s own abode, due to unexpected high rainfall during this monsoon season recorded in the last 87 years history of the entire country. It was the worst flooding condition ever in Kerala affecting thousands of lives, houses, and animals. Over 500 people died, more than 20 are missing within a fortnight, while at least 280,679 people were evacuated, mainly from Chengannur, Pandanad, Aranmula, Aluva, Chalakudy, Kuttanad, and Pandalam as reported by various news channels. All 14 districts of the state were placed on high alert by the Meteorological Department of India after initial rainfall in the month of early July. As reported in National Dailies, according to the Kerala government, one-sixth of the total population of Kerala had been directly affected by the floods and related incidents. The Union government had declared it a Level 3 Calamity or ‘Calamity of a severe nature. We can help and support the cause by donating to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Do the needful as Kerala needs your support in this time of need.

Homage to Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee

We mourn at the nation’s irreplaceable loss in the name of late Bharat Ratna respected Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s most loved Prime Minister. His way of leading the nation, answering the opposition, hitting the nation’s enemy and strengthening Indian Economy and Indian Army would be always remembered. The poetic verses that he wrote in the following years will always be evergreen in our mind and would inspire us for the tough days ahead.

18th Asian Games, Jakarta

The 18th Asian Games is holding at Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia between 18 August – 2 September 2018, with 462 events in 40 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games. We congratulate all our Indian players making the nation proud with their participation and success. Till now, India has won 36 Medals and is the ninth position in the Asain Games Medal Tally. We hope, pray and wish more medals would come and India’s rank to be rising higher and higher in the Medal Tally.

Cyclothon Guwahati 2018

With a vision to create awareness about cycling, which is beneficial for physical as well as mental wellness, Everything Outdoor Northeast (EONE) commenced a concept in 2016 – The Guwahati Cyclothon – where the cyclists as well as cycling enthusiasts, amateur or pro, join together for a cycling rally across the city of Guwahati. EONE wants to create awareness on traffic congestion, pollution, and parking issues and with a motive to encourage cycling among school and college students, as well as, office goers, the team at EONE has been voicing their opinion about creating special cycling tracks in the city of Guwahati. This year on 25th August 2018, the Cyclothon 2.0 is on the roll. Register for the event and participate in a fun ride of approx. 40 km.