Category Archives: Sustainable development

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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Himalayan Tsunami part 4: A matter of rehabilitation

This is the fourth 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 thousands … Continue reading

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Himalayan Tsunami part 3: Systems collapse, individuals shine

This is the third 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 thousands … Continue reading

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Himalayan Tsunami part -2: A disaster waiting to happen

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

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