Category Archives: Sustainability

Climate Change: Time to Catch Them Young

The newly-elected Delhi State Government of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) retained Manish Sisodia as the education minister for the next five years. In his earlier stint, Mr Sisodia has done some remarkable experiments with education by allotting close to … Continue reading

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SDG: Concentrating on Goal 11 can be a game changer

There is an old adage in Hindi language that roughly translates as “master one, master all”. Nowhere has it seemed more applicable than in the context of Sustainable Development Goals. Off the 17 goals accepted and propagated by the United … Continue reading

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SDG: Prescription to End Hunger Needs Rethink

The status of hunger around the world can be gauged from the reports released by the United Nations’ Food and agriculture Organisation (FAO). According to its report more than 800 million people around the world qualify as under-nourished. Not surprisingly … Continue reading

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SDG: Ending Poverty In All Forms Is Doable

In the mythical story of Lord Krishna and his school mate Sudama, the latter, forced by his extreme poverty, seeks his friend’s help to alleviate it. The story says that while he was leaving his wife gave him three fistful … Continue reading

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This one CSR initiative can bridge the skill gap in India

About two years ago a FICCI-E&Y (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Ernst & Young) report said that nine of ten MBAs graduating from colleges were unemployable. Same is the case with many engineering and other general … Continue reading

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Green Wall to Firewall Delhi against Dust-Storms

The Delhi government has initiated a programme to plant 3.2 million or 32 lakh trees around the periphery of Delhi as well as Yamuna flood plains. The move is seen as definitive step to combat the dust load that gets … Continue reading

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Sustainable city: Age of `urban dinosaurs’ must end

The human race is moving on a one way path towards urbanisation. Cities around the world are growing rapidly. Researchers, sociologists and futurologists are all unanimous in their prophecy that humans are evolving into an urban species. Town planners, architects … Continue reading

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Solar cooling can shave off our carbon footprint

A couple of years ago while visiting the solar energy centre in Gurgaon just outside Delhi I was pleasantly surprised to see the trial runs of a new technology being developed. It was solar refrigeration and cooling. The scientist, Dr … Continue reading

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Sustainable development: Taking the factory to the worker

Literature is full of stories where the factory worker during the first flush of industrial revolution yearned for his homeland -the idyllic rural surrounding and the proximity to his social milieu. The sad end of the stories would be that … Continue reading

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Himalayan Tsunami part 5: The road ahead

This is the concluding article of the five part series on the hill state of Uttarakhand that suffered massive flash floods on June 16, 2013. The tragedy left scores of dead. The body count varies from 780 to 10,000. Officially … Continue reading

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