Prof R R Kelkar’s Article in Marathi about Hailstorms

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An article about hailstorms over Maharashtra written by Prof R R Kelkar was published in the 17 Feb 2018 issue of the Marathi weekly newspaper, Zee Marathi Disha, Mumbai.

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“Cloud and Sunshine” Now Among the Top 100 Weather Blogs


Feedspot.com, a content reading site, has surveyed thousands of weather blogs around the world and ranked the Top 100 on the basis of the following criteria:
• Google reputation and Google search ranking
• Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites
• Quality and consistency of posts
• Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

I am happy to learn that my blog on weather and climate, “Cloud and Sunshine” (https://rrkelkar.wordpress.com), finds a place among these Top 100 Weather Blogs. Started in May 2007, my blog remains popular to this day and has recorded 389,000 hits so far.

The list of Feedspot’s Top 100 Weather Blogs and Websites For Meteorologists as of 12 January 2018 is available at https://blog.feedspot.com/weather_blogs/ “Cloud and Sunshine” ranks 54 out of these 100. I am happy with this global ranking considering that many of the other toppers are web sites operated by meteorological services and institutions.

Article on Cyclone Ockhi by Dr Ranjan Kelkar

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An article in Marathi on Cyclone Ockhi written by Dr Ranjan Kelkar was published in the weekly Zee Marathi Disha on 16 December 2017.

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An Article on “The Music of the Monsoon”

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An article by Prof R R Kelkar entitled “The Music of the Monsoon” has been published on 8 September 2017 in the IAPT-IISER journal Physics Education. Click on the link to read.


New Marathi Article by Dr Ranjan Kelkar


An article in Marathi entitled “Monsoon Samjoon Gheuya” by Dr Ranjan Kelkar was published in the newspaper Agrowon dated 29 June 2017. 

170629 Article Agrowon Monsoon Progress

Prof R R Kelkar’s TV Interview on the Monsoon


Prof R R Kelkar was interviewed by Dr Uday Nirgudkar on the subject of the monsoon in the Heart to Heart programme of the Marathi news channel Z 24 Taas on 10 June 2017. Click on the link below to watch it on YouTube


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Marathi Article by Prof R R Kelkar on the Meaning of a Normal Monsoon Forecast

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An article by Prof R R Kelkar has been published in the June-July 2017 issue of the Marathi magazine KrushiKing, wherein he has explained the implications of a normal monsoon forecast . Click here to read

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