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Clean Ganga: Where experts fail politics deliver

At times political showmanship does more to improve environment than mere expert opinions. Nowhere it’s more visible than in the efforts to clean river Ganga. Last year while campaigning in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar (two of the … Continue reading

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Can Ganga be saved?

On June 8, this year, according to Hindu calendar (lunar calendar) the devotees will celebrate Ganga Dussehra – a festival that marks the descent of Ganga from Heaven to the Earth. Ancient Hindu texts and beliefs that they spawn, suggest … Continue reading

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Sustainable water use: Profligate will perish

Fifteen years ago in the arid western state of Rajasthan, India, I was visiting a city Bikaner. Home to some magnificent forts and delicious sweets, it also had an agricultural university. It is here that I met a professor Dr … Continue reading

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