Unlike Hiroshima, Nagasaki lies in a series of narrow valleys bordered by mountains in the east and west. The bomb exploded about 500 m. (1,625 ft.) above the ground and directly beneath it (the hypocentre) was a suburb of schools, factories, and private houses. The radius of destruction for reinforced concrete buildings was 750 m. (2,437 ft.), greater than at Hiroshima where the blast caused by the bomb was more vertical. But because of the topography, and despite the Nagasaki bomb being more powerful, only about sq. km. ( sq. mi.) of Nagasaki was reduced to ashes compared with 13 sq. km. (5 sq. mi.) of Hiroshima. Of the 51,000 buildings in the city % were completely destroyed or burt, with % escaping any damage.
As a famous poet said, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” We have all learned that nature is man’s best friend. Does anyone find time to just sit and listen to the sounds around us? The answer is sadly a big NO. India is a country which is adorned with much scenic beauty. Due to the captivating geographical beauty, we have places that are called ‘Gods Own Country’, ‘City of Garden’, ‘paradise of earth’ etc. Sadly these gifts of God are slowly diminishing. There are people who go for morning walk to avoid health hazards like diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure etc. If we watch these people closely, we can see that even when they are walking through canopy of trees in a park with sounds of birds chirping around them, they will have their headsets plugged onto their ears. It would have been better if they just listen to the music of the birds, feel the rattle of the breeze and enjoy fresh air around them. This itself can improve our health. Many a poets have described nature in its full beauty. If we live hand in hand with nature we can avoid being stressed. As we all know stress is the prime cause of all diseases. When we build villas, sky scrapers and concrete jungles around us we should also think about planting at least one tree for each building we construct. We all should find time to just stand and stare.
Bhabani Bhattacharya (1906-1988) is one of the novelists of the older generation of Indo - Anglian writers. He is endowed with a transparently positive vision of life, explored and expressed artistically in his novels. He throws that the novel must have a social purpose, his stories abound in social and historical realities, quite often bitter and gruesome, such as the Bengal Famine of 1943, the tragedies of freedom struggle and partition, and the evils of poverty, corruption, ignorance, superstition, exploitation, greed etc. Bhattacharya affirms that an artist should inevitably be concerned with truths and social reality. In his first six novels, Bhattacharya has treated culture with different angles. His first five novels are set against Indian social sense in the perspectives of world shaking historical events, whereas the sixth one has its setting both in India and America's Hawaii Island and deals with the theme of spiritual quest. His novels are So Many Hungers (1947), Music for Mohini (1952), He Who Rides Tiger (1955), The Goddess Named Gold (1960), and Shadow From Ladakh (1966), A Dream of Hawaai (1978).