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Politics in the age of digital technology

Every ordinary mortal is a potential giant killer In the last week of 2016 when the world was busy making New Year resolutions or was out celebrating on the beaches or in the hills, a low ranking Indian para-military officer … Continue reading

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What’s the tearing hurry to dis-invest Air India?

Selling family silver is in vogue these days. Sell your ancestral land. Sell old gold jewellery as it does not fit into the fashion trends of today. The government, media and the consulting companies too have jumped the bandwagon and … Continue reading

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Sustainability: Drought is Straining Society

When a 10 year old Dalit (traditionally oppressed section of the society) girl fell into a well while fetching water for her family all hell broke loose. The local community accused the more well off neighbours for putting up restrictions … Continue reading

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Climate Change: India, China should move away from rhetoric

Negotiations have entered the final rounds in Paris to strike the deal of the century to save the world from the ill effects of climate change. The goal is to inspire all the 195 member nations of the United Nations … Continue reading

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Sustainable tree plantation: Tap people’s power

Last week the road transport ministry gave a go-ahead to the Green Highway (plantation and maintenance) Policy. The policy among other things (hopefully) will finally end the 40 year old practice of planting eucalyptus along the road. It is a … Continue reading

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Incremental changes in agriculture can yield monumental benefits

Agriculture is the problem as well as the solution. Since humans settled down and began agriculture they started tempering with the nature. However, within decades or in some cases centuries, nature would strike back and drive humans from one piece … Continue reading

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Urban green cover: Stable planning more important than plantation drives

The Indian central government yesterday (June 3, 2015) announced a massive tree plantation drive to combat climate change. The intent calls for celebration but if the content is anything to go by, the scheme is well on its way to … Continue reading

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