Category Archives: Sustainable development

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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Himalayan Tsunami Part –1: A silent tragedy

This is the first 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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“Rurban” a concept for languid and benign urbanisation

The new government in India is planning to replicate an attempt made by the state government (Gujarat) from where the present prime minister has been chosen. The concept is called “Rurban” development. The philosophy behind the concept is to provide … Continue reading

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Environment Day: Humans have become too clever by half

This year World Environment Day has completed its 41 years of existence. During this time the awareness about environment has increased at least on papers. Academics have written reams and reams of research reports and media has been quick in … Continue reading

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